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Stories about Croatia

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.

23 June 2011

Croatia: EU Membership Approval

On June 10, 2011, Croatia was cleared to become the newest member state of the European Union. There is still a long road before Croatians are officially a part of...

22 May 2011

Technology for Transparency: Final Report

Technology for Transparency Network

The Technology for Transparency Network is proud to announce the release of its final report, "Global mapping of technology for transparency and accountability". The report is being published by the...

24 April 2011

Argentina: Croatian Community Reacts to Sentence of General Ante Gotovina

On April 15, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) handed down sentences to the Croatian generals Ante Gotovina, Mladen Markač and Ivan Cermak. Gotovina and Markac...

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