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PM: We must not fall into the trap of multi-speed Europe

By   /  22/03/2017  /  Croatia, Finance, HR Finance, HR Politics, Politics  /  No Comments

  Croatia should be very careful about the idea of a multi-speed Europe and must not fall into this trap, but needs to keep it open so that the EU would not become an exclusive directory of the five most influential members which will then make decisions for everyone about everything, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic […]

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Croatia’s president meets with Croats in Sweden

By   /  21/03/2017  /  Croatia, HR Politics, HR Social, Politics, Social  /  No Comments

  Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic began a five-day official visit to Sweden on Monday by meeting with representatives of the Croatian community in Stockholm. According to Croatian sources, between 35,000 and 40,000 Croats emigrated to Sweden in three waves in the last century, as economic migrants in the 1960s, as political migrants in the 1970s […]

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PM: Gov’t acting in Croatia’s economic, financial stability regarding Agrokor

By   /  20/03/2017  /  Business, Croatia, HR Business, HR Politics, Politics  /  No Comments

  In the case of the Agrokor retailer, the Croatian government is acting in the interest of the country’s economic and financial stability and also wants the consolidation of the concern’s business, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday. Reporters asked him about his position on Russian banks’ signals that they would like to enter […]

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Agreement on European partnership between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina drafted

By   /  16/03/2017  /  BA Politics, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, HR Politics, Politics  /  No Comments

  The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday drafted an agreement with the Croatian government on European partnership which should ensure that Bosnia and Herzegovina more readily meets European Union membership criteria. The signing of an agreement of this type has been announced for a joint meeting of the governments of both […]

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Karamarko announces plan to establish public policy institute

By   /  09/03/2017  /  Croatia, HR Politics, HR Social, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Karamarko announces plan to establish public policy institute

  Tomislav Karamarko, former leader of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party and former First Deputy Prime Minister in the government of Tihomir Oreskovic, said on Thursday he was entertaining the idea of establishing a think tank that would devise a plan for the development of Croatia over the next 25 years. “I have started […]

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Croatia won’t participate in ‘shameful’ arbitration with Slovenia

By   /  03/03/2017  /  Croatia, HR Politics, Politics, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Croatia won’t participate in ‘shameful’ arbitration with Slovenia

  Croatia will not participate in arbitration proceedings behind which are shameful acts by some members, Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov said on Friday, commenting on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s statement that the Commission supported the Croatian-Slovenian border arbitration process. The Croatian parliament unanimously decided in July 2015 that Croatia would withdraw from the process […]

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Stier says no border arbitration with Slovenia, EC can’t interfere

By   /  02/03/2017  /  Croatia, HR Politics, Politics, SI Politics, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Stier says no border arbitration with Slovenia, EC can’t interfere

  Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier on Thursday dismissed as unacceptable European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s position that it was necessary to accept the arbitration procedure in the Croatian-Slovenian border dispute, adding that this, under a Croatian parliament decision, was now strictly a matter of bilateral agreement. Juncker told Slovenia’s STA news agency yesterday […]

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Stronger Border Control: Maltese Presidency secures Council position on establishing EU Entry-Exit System

By   /  02/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Croatia, CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, HR Politics, HR Social, Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, SI Politics, SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Stronger Border Control: Maltese Presidency secures Council position on establishing EU Entry-Exit System

  On 2 March 2017, EU Ambassadors endorsed a Council position needed to start negotiations with the European Parliament on a proposal for an Entry-Exit System which will strengthen border control and security in the EU. The agreement by Member States comes after the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU worked hard over […]

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Indictment upheld against former Defence Ministry official in aircraft overhaul case

By   /  01/03/2017  /  Croatia, HR Politics, HR Social, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Indictment upheld against former Defence Ministry official in aircraft overhaul case

  The Zagreb County Court on Wednesday upheld an indictment against Josip Covic, former chief of the Defence Ministry Department for Aircraft Repairs and Maintenance, for soliciting a bribe of EUR 50,000 from Ivica Josipovic, representative of a Ukrainian company that had overhauled Croatian MiG fighter jets. The indictment alleges that before the decision on […]

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Croatia-Hungary committee on minorities meets after four-year hiatus

By   /  23/02/2017  /  Croatia, HR Politics, HR Social, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Croatia-Hungary committee on minorities meets after four-year hiatus

  The Croatia-Hungary Intergovernmental Committee for the implementation of the agreement on the protection of the rights of the respective ethnic minorities met in Zagreb on Thursday after a four-year hiatus. The 13th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee “is a clear indicator of progress in relations between our respective states,” said Zvonko Milas, state secretary […]

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