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Protest against Todoric, tycoons held in Zagreb

By   /  24/03/2017  /  Croatia, Headlines, HR Social, Social  /  No Comments

  A peaceful protest called “Against Todoric: Against the Favouring of Tycoons” was held in downtown Zagreb on Thursday, with about 70 people expressing their disagreement with a policy which they said “protects tycoons and tramples on the little man” and saying they did not want to live in a poor country with 200 rich […]

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Social workers join forces

By   /  22/03/2017  /  BA Social, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, Headlines, HR Social, ME Social, MK Social, Montenegro, RS Social, Serbia, Social  /  No Comments

  Associations of social workers from BiH, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Montenegro, Republic of Serbia and Republic of Croatia signed on Tuesday in Sarajevo the Memorandum on Regional Cooperation. The aim of this Memorandum is improvement of social protection services in the region. The conference in Sarajevo was organized on the […]

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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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First test landing at new Zagreb airport carried out

By   /  14/03/2017  /  Croatia, HR Social, Social  /  No Comments

  The first test landing at Zagreb’s new Franjo Tudjman Airport was successfully carried out on Tuesday with passengers from Vienna disembarking and picking up their luggage, and the official opening of the airport is set for March 21 and it is to be open to traffic on March 28, Zagreb International Airport (MZLZ) company […]

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Master plan for east Croatia’s transport revitalisation to be drawn up

By   /  14/03/2017  /  Croatia, HR Social, Social  /  No Comments

  An agreement was signed on Tuesday on drawing up a 6.8-million-kuna transport master plan for the functional region of East Croatia aimed at improving the connectivity of Slavonia with the rest of the country. The financial means will be ensured from the European Union’s funds, according to information provided at the document-signing ceremony in […]

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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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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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Amnesty International warns of nationalist rhetoric and hate speech in Croatia

By   /  22/02/2017  /  Croatia, HR Social, Social  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International warns of nationalist rhetoric and hate speech in Croatia

  Croatia continues to have problems with discrimination against ethnic minorities and with freedom of the media, while heightened nationalist rhetoric and hate speech during election time contributed to growing ethnic intolerance and insecurity in the country, global human rights watchdog Amnesty International said in its annual report on the state of human rights in […]

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