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Stories about Croatia

28 October 2013

Serbia: Jovanka Broz, Widow of Tito, Dies Isolated and Forgotten

Jovanka Broz, widow of Tito, died in Belgrade on October 20, aged 88. In the decades since her husband's death, she led a reclusive life in Belgrade, forgotten and isolated.

16 October 2013

Bosnia-Herzegovina's World Cup Qualifying Win Unites Region in Celebration

Bosnia-Herzegovina is headed to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Congratulations are pouring in from Serbian, Croatian and Montenegrin fans online.

16 September 2013

EU Prepared to Impose Sanctions on New Member State Croatia

"I think we just broke the speed record in having sanctions introduced," one Twitter user observed.

15 September 2013

Croats in Vukovar Protest Use of Serbian Cyrillic on Government Buildings

A part of the ethnically Croat population of Vukovar has staged violent protests this week in Vukovar due to the posting of signs in Serbian Cyrillic on state buildings.

4 September 2013

Croatia's EU Membership Off to Rocky Start Over Extradition Law

Croatia agrees to fully apply EU extradition law after Brussels raises possibility of sanctions against the new EU member state.

1 July 2013

Croatia Joins European Union Amid Cheers, Skepticism, Apathy

After nine years of waiting, Croatia has joined the European Union as its 28th member state. But response to the Balkan state's entry on July 1, 2013 appeared to be...

29 May 2013

Former Croatian PM Tweets on Parliament's Discussion on Marriage

Former Croatian PM Jadranka Kosor decided to use her Twitter account to express her dissatisfaction with one of the debates taking place in the Parliament these days: the definition of...

24 May 2013

As Croatia Marches Towards the EU, Skepticism Meets Excitement in the Balkans

As Croatia prepares to enter the European Union officially on July 1 of this year, and Serbia awaits to finally receive a date to begin talks about EU entry, citizens...

11 April 2013

Croatia's Sports Lesson for Ukraine

Ukraine, with its population of 45 million people, has much to learn from Croatia, population just over 4 million, in terms of organizing affordable and accessible sports activities for children.

23 March 2013

RIP Nora Šitum, “Brave Little Lion” Who United Croatia

In early February, thousands of Croatian citizens managed to raise enough money in just over a week to make it possible for Nora Šitum, a 5-year-old Croatian girl, to travel...

9 June 2012

Croatia: President Josipovic Uses Facebook to Invite IT Investor Group

President Ivo Josipović used Facebook to invite an IT investor group to Croatia and Southeast Europe, showing that the region is ready for innovation and development. Danica Radisic reports.

25 March 2012

Serbia: Controversy Over Draža Mihailović's Rehabilitation

Draža Mihailović was a commander of the Chetnik movement during World War II. In 1946, he was captured by the communist Yugoslav authorities, convicted of war crimes and executed. The...

14 March 2012

Europe: Will ACTA Treaty Pass After Protests?

The ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty (ACTA) by the European Parliament has been delayed in expectation of an opinion from the European Court of Justice on its conformity with fundamental...

13 March 2012

The Balkans: Debating Angelina Jolie's Film and the Legacy of War

Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, has received much publicity, both positive and negative, in the Balkans, adding fuel to the ongoing debate on the...

7 February 2012

Balkans: Online Platform Tracks Reports From Areas Hit by Record Snowfall

Since last week, the Balkans have been hit by massive snow storms, the likes of which have not been seen in over a decade, if not longer. Danica Radisic reports...

15 November 2011

Macedonia: Veles Says “No” to Lead Poisoning, Government Remains Ambiguous

After the massive protest against restarting of the lead smelting factory in the city of Veles, the citizens feel cheated by the declarative support shown by the politicians from the...

4 September 2011

Macedonia: Euphoria After Basketball Victory Over Greece

Filip Stojanovski reports on web reactions to the Macedonian national basketball team's victory over Greece at the EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania.

24 August 2011

Croatia, Serbia: A Flag of Friendship

Two young adults from Croatia and Serbia have created a mixed Serbo-Croatian flag, as a gesture of reconciliation between the two countries. Some netizens have condemned the initiative, others seem...

5 August 2011

The Balkans: Over Half of the Population Uses the Internet

Danica Radovanovic reports on the findings of a study of Internet usage in the Balkan region.

6 July 2011

Macedonia: Views from Abroad on Protests Against Police Violence

Filip Stojanovski writes about how the ongoing protests against police brutality in Macedonia are viewed from abroad.

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