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Croatia: Sovereign republic in Southeast Europe
Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, on the Adriatic Sea. 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.


EU court should not intervene in Croatia/Slovenia border dispute: adviser

An adviser of the EU Court of Justice agreed with Croatia on Wednesday that settling the border between Slovenia and Croatia was not a matter on which EU courts should rule.
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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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Videos for Croatia

Refugees brace for harsh winter on Bosnia-Croatia border [Video]Refugees brace for harsh winter on Bosnia-Croatia border

A top European human rights official is demanding immediate closure of makeshift camp, fearing a humanitarian crisis.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:54Published

Portugal, France and Germany in Euro 2020 super group [Video]Portugal, France and Germany in Euro 2020 super group

The Euro 2020 draw stacked Group F with three giants; Portugal, Germany and France and is already being called the “group of death”.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:36Published

Gareth Southgate expects England to face a tough group at Euro 2020 [Video]Gareth Southgate expects England to face a tough group at Euro 2020

England manager Gareth Southgate says he expects a tough task in their Euro 2020 group when they play Croatia and the Czech Republic. The Three Lions lost their World Cup semi-final to Zlatko Dalic's..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Croatia look to qualify, Slovakia hope to survive Euro 2020 qualifier [Video]Croatia look to qualify, Slovakia hope to survive Euro 2020 qualifier

Croatia and Slovakia prepare to square off in a Euro 2020 qualifier with Croatia looking to secure a berth and Slovakia trying to keep hopes alive.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:54Published

Migrants in Bosnia face deadly winter conditions [Video]Migrants in Bosnia face deadly winter conditions

The lives of hundreds of migrants from the Middle East and Asia living in a camp in the forests of Bosnia are at risk, as the bitter Balkan winter approaches, an official with the International..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:49Published

Zidane confirms Bale won't feature against Galatasaray despite Wales call up [Video]Zidane confirms Bale won't feature against Galatasaray despite Wales call up

Despite being called up to the Welsh squad, Gareth Bale will not play against Galatasaray, Zinedine Zidane confirms.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:56Published

Bulgarian President says 'draconian measures' needed after racist chants [Video]Bulgarian President says 'draconian measures' needed after racist chants

Hooliganism and racism will continue to occur unless 'draconian measures' are implemented in the wake of Bulgaria racism furore - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:39Published


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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