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Stories about Croatia

13 August 2015

Croatians React to Alleged ISIS Beheading of Tomislav Salopek

Social media users in Croatia, Egypt, and worldwide react to the alleged beheading of a Croatian expat in Egypt by ISIS.

7 June 2015

Veterans of Croatia's War of Independence Are Still Knocking on the Government's Door

Veterans from the Croatian War of Independence remain a significant lobby in the Balkan country, and one with some sticking power.

28 April 2015

One Croatian Village's Memory Lives On, 71 Years After Nazis Destroyed It

On April 30, 1944, Nazi officers and other troops murdered an entire Croatian village. The Lipa Remembers Memorial Center is making sure no one forgets.

16 April 2015

Liberland, the Balkans’ Newest Micronation, Is Looking for Citizens

To apply for citizenship, just send an email with a photo ID and cover letter. But will Liberland, set between Croatia and Serbia, really become Europe's third smallest microstate?

13 March 2015

Croatian Women's Rights Activists Don't Only Take to the Streets—They Rename Them

For International Women's Day on March 8, residents of Croatia's Rijeka woke up to discover activists had changed the names of many streets to honor forgotten female figures.

23 February 2015

The Stale Catch in Croatia's “Fresh Start” Debt Erasure Program

The Bridge

Croatia's government has received praise for its decision to wipe the debt of its poorest citizens. But will this "Fresh Start" really help Croatians?

14 January 2015

Croatia Makes History With First Woman President, But Her Politics Worry Some Voters

Croatia is deeply divided politically. Kolinda Grabar Kitarović managed a narrow win over incumbent President Ivo Jospović in the runoff in January 2015 with 50.74% of the votes.

15 December 2014

Women's Reproductive Rights in Croatia: Is the Clock Ticking?

As Croatia looks to develop in the EU and Serbia looks to ascend to the European family, women's reproductive rights are being reorganized and restricted.

9 November 2014

Balkan Nationalists Bring Back Personality Cults in Tattoos of Ruling Politicians

While many thought that the tattoo personality cults of the former Yugoslavia were a thing of the past, political personalities are still a hot tattoo choice in the Balkans.

10 May 2014

Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

12 February 2014

VIDEOS: Argentina's Melting Pot of Culinary Traditions

A large diversity of migrants in Argentina allows us to enjoy a wide array of international dishes often shared in feasts for the various immigrant communities throughout the country.

11 February 2014

Prisoners Lists Stir Informbiro Memories in Former Yugoslav Republics

Publishing of the lists of Goli Otok prisoners, victims of 1949-56 communist purges, reignited dormant debates and opened some old wounds, throughout the former Yugoslav republics.

23 December 2013

DIY Galaksija Computer, Bedrock of Serbia's IT Industry, Turns 30

Thirty years ago in Yugoslavia, young inventor Voja Antonić and his team created a personal computer that users could build at home, using tools and parts readily available in stores.

1 December 2013

Croatian Citizens Vote Whether to Block Same Sex Marriage

On December 1, 2013, Croatian citizens voted on a referendum that proposes the introduction of defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman into the country's constitution.

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...

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