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Croatia: Sovereign republic in Southeast Europe
Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a country in Southeast Europe. It borders Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to the southeast, sharing a maritime border with Italy. Its capital, Zagreb, forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with twenty counties. Croatia has an area of 56,594 square kilometres and a population of 4.28 million, most of whom are Roman Catholics.


Croatia attorney general steps down for being Freemason

Croatian Attorney General Drazen Jelenic stepped down on Wednesday following pressure from top officials after he publicly acknowledged being a Freemason.
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Croatia's new president Milanovic takes office, urges solidarity

Croatia's new president Zoran Milanovic urged more solidarity in society as he formally took office on Tuesday, and called for vigilance against populist approaches to issues such as climate change..
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Videos for Croatia

Rijeka opens City of Culture 2020 celebrations [Video]Rijeka opens City of Culture 2020 celebrations

The city of Rijeka in Croatia on Saturday held its opening ceremony for the start of its year as European Capital of Culture 2020. The port city is the first in the country to be awarded the title,..

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Five Places Being Ruined By Cruise Ships [Video]Five Places Being Ruined By Cruise Ships

1. Barcelona, Spain features the most-polluted port in Europe. 2. A cruise ship once spilled food waste in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. 3. Tourists doubled the garbage in Santorini, Greece in the..

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Croatia police criticised for attacking refugees at border [Video]Croatia police criticised for attacking refugees at border

Many people suggest that Croatia's strongman act on the border is a game designed to show to the European Union that it is good at security.

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Croatia urged to push EU enlargement during presidential term | #TheCube [Video]Croatia urged to push EU enlargement during presidential term | #TheCube

Western Balkan countries want the EU's newest member, Croatia, to push enlargement of the bloc during its six-month presidency of the Council of the European UnionView on euronews

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Bosnian police tussle with migrants protesting over camp conditions

Bosnian police scuffled on Saturday with hundreds of migrants who tried to break out of an overcrowded camp during a protest over conditions at the facility and their treatment by authorities in nearby..
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EU court will not intervene in Croatia-Slovenia border dispute

The European Union's top court ruled on Friday that it had no jurisdiction to settle a border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia, complicating Croatia's accession to the Schengen free-travel area.
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Croatia PM sacks health minister amid property declaration claim

Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic sacked Health Minister Milan Kujundzic, the government's spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after Kujundzic admitted "technical irregularities" in declarations..
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Croatian military helicopter crashes into Adriatic Sea

A Croatian military helicopter crashed into the Adriatic Sea during a training flight on Monday, the ministry of defense said.
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Croatia relaunches fighter jet tender with requests to seven states

Croatia said it will send a request for bids on Wednesday to seven states seeking to buy a squadron of new or used fighter jets in an effort to modernize its air force.
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EU ready to start work next week on Brexit talks mandate: EU presidency

The European Union is ready to start working next week on its mandate for negotiations with Britain about economic and other ties after Brexit, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on..
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Croatia's former PM Milanovic wins presidential vote

Former Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic, candidate of the top opposition party the Social Democrats, will be Croatia's next president, the results of the presidential election showed on Sunday.
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Croatia's opposition candidate wins presidential vote: partial results

Former prime minister Zoran Milanovic, candidate of the main opposition Social Democrats, looked set to win Croatia's presidential election on Sunday, according to partial results.
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Croats vote to elect new president in tight race

Croatia is voting on Sunday to elect a new president in a race between candidates from the ruling conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the main opposition party the Social Democrats.
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Croatian court finds head of Hungary's MOL, Croatia's ex-PM guilty of bribery

A Croatian court ruled on Monday that the head of Hungarian energy group MOL and Croatia's former prime minister were guilty in a corruption case, opening a new chapter in a legal saga that has been..
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Six migrants missing as boat capsizes in Danube: Serbian official

Six migrants were missing and are presumed dead after a boat in which they were trying to cross into Croatia capsized and sunk in the river Danube in Serbia's north, a government official told Reuters..
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Croatian president, former PM in presidential run-off on Jan. 5

The Socialist Democrats' candidate and former prime minister Zoran Milanovic came first in the first round of Croatia's presidential election, the State Electoral Commission said on Sunday after 99% of..
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Opposition candidate Milanovic leads in Croat presidential race

The Socialist Democrats' candidate and former prime minister Zoran Milanovic was leading in the first round of Croatia's presidential election, the State Electoral Commission said on Sunday after 58%..
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Croatian government and teachers agree gradual pay hike to end strike

The Croatian government and teachers on Monday agreed a pay deal to end industrial action that began in October and included a nationwide strike that has halted all classes in primary and secondary..
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Croatia government raises wage offer to striking teachers

The Croatian government has offered striking primary and secondary teachers a gradual salary increase of 10.4% in 2020, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said early on Wednesday after seven-hour talks..
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Croatian police fire on illegal migrants near Slovenian border

Croatian police fired on a group of illegal migrants trying to reach neighboring Slovenia late on Saturday, leaving one man critically injured, officials in the northern Adriatic town of Rijeka said.
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Croatia to hold presidential vote on Dec. 22: PM Plenkovic

Croatia will hold its presidential election on Dec. 22, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday.
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Patriot games: Slovenian paramilitaries face down migrant 'threat' on border

Dressed in camouflage and armed with air rifles, Slovenian paramilitaries moves in formation through woods a stone's throw from Croatia, patrolling a border zone where the group's leader says illegal..
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Croatia's foreign minister says NATO is necessary

Croatian Foreign Minister Grlic Radman defended NATO on Monday following criticism of the 70-year-old alliance from the United States and France.
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Croatian university staff join nationwide pay strike by teachers

University staff in Croatia piled pressure on the government on Wednesday as their union said it would strike in support of industrial action by primary and secondary school teachers that has been..
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Croatia ready to join border-free Schengen area, EU Commission says

The European Commission recommended on Tuesday that Croatia joins the border-free Schengen area, more than four years after the Balkan country applied for membership.
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Croatia revokes retirement age rise after trade union revolt

Croatia backed down on changes to its pension system on Friday as parliament reinstated a retirement age of 65 after leading trade unions staged protests against a rise to 67.
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Croatian teachers begin nationwide strike to win 6% wage hike

Teachers and other employees in Croatia's schools began a strike on Thursday protesting against the government's refusal to increase their wages by 6%, a demand which is straining the governing..
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Croatia government offers 2% wage hike to teachers, more might follow

The Croatian government has offered a 2% wage hike for teachers this year which is affordable at the moment, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday, ahead of a strike the teachers' unions have..
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U.N. calls on Bosnia to stop forcing migrants into unsafe camp

The United Nations called on Bosnia on Tuesday to stop forcing migrants to settle at an unsafe camp near the Croatian border, describing it as unfit for housing people.
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Croatia receives 13 offers in quest to buy air force fighters

Croatia, which is trying to buy 12 fighters to modernize its air force, said on Wednesday it had received 13 expressions of interest in response to a request for offers for the planes.
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Croatian government backs down on later retirement age

The Croatian government will lower the country's retirement age back to 65 from 67 following a protest campaign led by leading trade unions, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday.
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Serbia raps Croatia over treatment of Afghan migrants

Serbia's refugee agency has accused Croatian border police of torturing a 16-year-old Afghan refugee and of denying him and 15 other migrants traveling with him their right to claim asylum in the..
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Croatia faces possible wave of public sector strikes in September

Croatian public transport workers announced on Tuesday they will hold a strike next month on the first day of the school year unless the government accepts their demand for higher pay and better..
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Slovenia erects more border fence to curb migrant inflow

Slovenia has begun work on an additional stretch of fence along its southern border with Croatia with which it aims to keep out a rising number of migrants entering the country illegally.
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Eighteen migrants hurt trying to cross Bosnia-Croatia border: officials

Eighteen migrants were injured while trying to illegally reach the European Union across Bosnia's border with Croatia, Bosnian officials said on Wednesday.
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Croatia president will run for job again: PM

Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarevic will run for a second five-year term on behalf of her ruling party, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, who also heads the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), said..
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Man kills six in Croatia's capital Zagreb

Six family members including a 10-year-old child were found shot dead in Croatia's capital Zagreb by a man who later appeared to have killed himself, police said on Friday.
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Firefighters, army battle wildfires threatening homes at Croatia coast

Firefighters and Croatian army forces on Saturday joined a battle against wildfires threatening homes and wind power plants near the coastal Adriatic town of Sibenik, state news agency Hina reported.
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Croatian soldier killed in Afghanistan suicide blast

A Croatian soldier serving in Afghanistan died and two were seriously injured in a suicide attack on their convoy outside the capital of Kabul on Wednesday, authorities said.
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Three Croatian troops wounded in Afghanistan attack: minister

Three Croatian soldiers serving in Afghanistan have been wounded, one seriously, in a suicide attack on their convoy outside Kabul, the country's defense minister said on Wednesday.
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Croatian parliament approves ministers appointed in cabinet reshuffle

Croatia's parliament on Friday approved the new ministers that conservative Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic named in a cabinet reshuffle two days earlier.
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Croatia PM reshuffles cabinet, proposes six new ministers

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Wednesday ordered a reshuffle of his cabinet with six new ministers, just over a year before his government's term in office expires in late 2020.
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Euro zone welcomes Croatia's bid to join euro at the earliest in 2023

Croatia has submitted a formal bid to join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM-2), an early stage on the path to membership of the euro currency, the head of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance..
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Croatia's minister resigns over allegations over property deals

Croatia's Public Administration Minister Lovro Kuscevic resigned on Monday after media reports about questionable land and real estate deals.
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Croatian PM Plenkovic says 'everything is open' in EU top jobs fight

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Monday said nothing had been decided yet in marathon overnight negotiations between EU leaders over the allocation of the bloc's top jobs.
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Serbia sentences ex-soldiers for 1991 war crimes in Croatia

Serbia’s special war crimes court sentenced eight former Yugoslav Army soldiers and paramilitaries on Thursday to prison terms of between four and eight years for the killings of 28 Croat civilians..
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