Tag: Croatia
Balkans 29.11.21 | 10:15

Croatia buys 12 Rafale fighter jets, Serbia responds by announcing a similar purchase

Croatia announced it will purchase 12 used French Rafale fighter jets for almost a billion EUR. The country cited tensions in the region as the reason why it must establish military deterrence. “This will not only give us the ability to avert those who have any aspirations toward our territory...

Balkans 25.07.21 | 10:59

Ten passegers killed after a bus from Kosovo crashed in Croatia

At least 10 passengers have died in a tragic bus crash in Croatia. Ten more have been badly injured.  The Kosovo registered bus was taking passengers from Pristina to Frankfurt. It was initially reported that the bus was from Macedonia, but this was quickly denied by the Croatian authorities. The Macedonian...

Macedonia 29.05.21 | 18:27

Even as experience advises caution, optimism builds before the European Council in June

Croatian Jutarnji List daily is picking up the recent more optimistic announcements regarding Macedonia and the possibility that Bulgaria will lift its veto against Macedonia’s EU accession talks. The main source of this renewed optimism is German diplomat and outspoken supporter of the Zaev regime...

Macedonia 19.05.21 | 21:12

Bulgaria formally protests move by Croatian President Zoran Milanovic to side with Macedonia in the historic dispute

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry summoned the Croatian Ambassador to deliver her a protest note regarding the comments Croatian President Zoran Milanovic made on the dispute with Macedonia. During a recent conference of Balkan leaders in Slovenia, Milanovic strongly condemned Bulgaria for its blockade...

Balkans 26.03.21 | 19:16

Croatia postpones the census for September

Croatian Parliament on Friday voted to postpone this year’s population census, which was originally set for the spring but will now be conducted in the autumn. The rescheduling, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will see the census happen in two stages, from 13 September to 17 October. The first stage...

Balkans 07.01.21 | 11:02

New magnitude 5.0 quake in Croatia damages some buildings, evacuation of Petrinja’s center possible

Wednesday’s evening tremor measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale caused additional damage on buildings in Petrinja, and later in the night the police banned people from entering the center of the town. The spokesman for the task force dealing with the aftermath of the Dec. 29 earthquake, Mladen Pavic,...

Balkans 30.12.20 | 18:04

January 2 declared day of mourning in Croatia

Croatia’s Education Minister Radovan Fuchs said on Wednesday that Tuesday’s deadly quake in Sisak-Moslavina County had destroyed five schools, damaged nine that would need serious repairs before they could reopen, and left 13 schools standing. “Five school buildings are out of use. Nine could be...

Balkans 29.12.20 | 18:45

Number of casualties in Croatia earthquake rises

The number of people killed in Tuesday’s devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Petrinja has climbed to five, a number of people have been injured and significant damage has been caused. Four people have been killed in Majske Poljane near the town of Glina, Glina Deputy Mayor Branka Mitic...

Macedonia 29.12.20 | 18:13

Mickoski sends condolences to victims in devastating earthquake in Croatia

Hristijan Mickoski, the leader of VMRO DPMNE sent his condolences to the Croatian Ambassador to Macedonia, Nives Tiganj, and to the Croatian people and the victims of the earthquake that hit Croatia today. I was deeply sad to hear the terrible news of the catastrophe caused by the powerful earthquake...

Balkans 29.12.20 | 17:16

Croatian military helping Petrinja residents clear up earthquake damage

Croatian military personnel are helping residents of Petrinja in clearing up and repairing the damage after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the area at 12.19 pm on Tuesday, Croatia’s Defense Ministry said. President Zoran Milanovic, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Defense Minister Mario Banozic...

Macedonia 29.12.20 | 16:39

Macedonia’s government to provide MKD 6 million to Croatia following Petrinja earthquake

The Macedonian government has decided to allocate MKD 6 million (EUR 100,000) as financial assistance following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit Petrinja on Tuesday, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev informed. Solidarity is the first impulse in these moments and we will provide assistance as needed. I extend...

Balkans 29.12.20 | 15:05

Young girl died in the Croatia quake, father and son saved from the rubble

A 12 year old girl has reportedly died in the powerful quake that struck central Croatia today. N1 TV reports that the tragedy occurred in the city of Petrinja, which is the worst hit. The girl’s mother is also in critical condition. In another instance, a father and son were carried out from...

Balkans 29.12.20 | 13:31

Strong earthquake hits Croatia

A powerful earthquake hit Croatia earlier today. There are reports of significant damage being caused and at least one fatality – a child that was reportedly killed. The quake is estimated at 6.3 on the Richter scale. It was felt across the region, as far as Italy and Hungary, and the epicenter...

Balkans 12.10.20 | 12:34

Croatian officer injured in an attack in front of the Government building

A Croatian police officer was badly injured after an attacker opened fire in front of the building of the Croatian Government, at the historic St. Marc square in Zagreb. The attacker committed suicide after firing on the officer. He was using an automatic rifle, likely an AK-47. He had posted a brief...

Balkans 15.09.20 | 14:09

Croatia’s border crossing regime extended until Sept 30

The Croatian national COVID response team has extended the border crossing regime introduced in mid-July after the lockdown until Sept. 30. Border crossing restrictions apply mainly to third-country nationals, whereas EU and Schengen Area citizens can freely cross the border. A number of categories of...

Balkans 05.07.20 | 23:26

HDZ wins solid victory in Croatia elections

The Croatian conservative HDZ party is projected to win big in the general elections. Despite facing a strong challenge from the right, in the form of the DPMS party, HDZ still managed to win projected 68 seats. This would bring Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic close to forming the next Government. His...

Macedonia 04.06.20 | 21:04

Tozija refuses to resign after being called out by Croatia, remains unapologetic for his insulting rants

The head of the Macedonian Film Agency Gorjan Tozija reversed the announcement that was made in media outlets yesterday and said that he is not resigning his position, despite the scandal he caused in relations with Croatia and Slovenia. Tozija posted dozens of angry rants aimed mainly at Croatia, but...

Macedonia 02.06.20 | 21:51

Demokracija: Croatia and Slovenia demand an explanation for Gorjan Tozija’s insulting rants

The Slovenian Demokracija weekly reports that both Croatia and Slovenia are preparing protest notes against Macedonia after the head of the state ran Film Agency Gorjan Tozija rudely assaulted both countries. Tozija, who had prior business dealings in Croatia, went on a series of social media rants primarily...

Macedonia 26.05.20 | 18:13

One of the founders of the Croatian ruling HDZ party calls on the Government to issue a protest after Gorjan Tozija’s hateful rants

Ivan Kujundzic, a Croatian sculptor and one of the founders of the ruling, conservative HDZ party, called on Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic to immediately respond to the insults aimed at Croatia and HDZ from Macedonian Government official Gorjan Tozija. Tozija, who has worked in Croatia and left a trail...

Macedonia 25.05.20 | 20:50

Croatian media outlets request an explanation for the shocking outbursts of a Macedonian Government official

Croatian media outlets are calling on the Government to demand an explanation in the scandalous comments given by Gorjan Tozija, the head of the Macedonian Film Agency. In numerous social media posts, Tozija declared Croatia to be a fascist country and likened its ruling HDZ party and its leader Andrej...

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