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Croatia: Inflation must be taken very seriously, says Minister Marić

Inflation should be taken very seriously because of the criteria for the introduction of the euro as well as living standards, Finance Minister Zdravko Marić told Croatian Radio on Wednesday. Asked if inflation would threaten Croatia’s entry into the eurozone, he said next year’s budget deficit would again be within 3%, meaning that the cost…

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Bosnia & Herzegovina Croatia

Croatia: PM Plenković Meets High Representative in BiH Kristian Schmidt

The Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenkovi,, received today in Banski the High Representative in BiH, Christian Schmidt, announced the Government of Croatia. High Representative Schmidt and Prime Minister Plenković exchanged views on current political trends and developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans, with an emphasis on Euro-Atlantic integration, the path of…

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Croatia has never been more stable, says President Milanović in New York

“The President of the Republic of Croatia Zoran Milanović will participate in the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations. Upon arrival in New York, he commented on the topics to be presented at the General Assembly session. Asked if he would talk about topics such as the global recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, Afghanistan,…

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Croatia: Electronic registration goes according to plan and even better than that

Croatian authorities are very pleased with the 2021 Electronic Census, the first of its kind, which, they say, is going well so far. They are particularly pleased with a fantastic response and that the system has worked very well. According to media reports, the first forms of the Croatian e-Census that Croatian residents began filling…

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The Greek Prime Minister received the Prime Minister of Croatia in Athens

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met today with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on the sidelines of the 8th EUMED Summit in Athens. Croatia participates for the first time in the cooperation scheme of the southern member states of the European Union, which marks its expansion and strengthening. The two leaders confirmed the excellent level of…

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Croatia

Montenegrin President Đukanović pays official visit to Croatia

Croatian President Zoran Milanović and Montenegrin counterpart Milo Đukanović met today in Zagreb, where Đukanović paid a two-day official visit After the meeting, Milanovic told the press that he supports a modern, civic and open Montenegro. Commenting on rising political and ethnic tensions sparked by the recent inauguration of a Serbian Orthodox Church bishop in…

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Croatia: Decision on visa-free travel to the US by year’s end

US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is the person responsible for making the final decision on Croatia’s readiness to join the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Croatian citizens can travel to the United States without a visa later this year, said a U.S. National Security official who is in Croatia this week to make a…

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Croatia Serbia

Croatia is still thinking about war reparations from Serbia, says Plenković

During Question Time on Wednesday, responding to a question from Homeland Movement MP Stipe Mlinarić when he would seek compensation from Serbia, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said the government was “working on the issue” and that the truth about the Homeland War was indisputable. “The issue of war reparations and possible lawsuits against Serbia…

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Croatia

Croatia: IMF forecasts economic growth of 5.4% in 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts for Croatian economic growth in 2021 are optimistic, but Croatia had not only the coronavirus pandemic, but also two devastating earthquakes. Both lead to an eight percent drop in economic activity last year. According to Croatian media, the Croatian economy has been exposed to high levels of stress caused…

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Croatia

Croatia will be ready for the Eurozone, said Prime Minister Plenkovic

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Monday that he was convinced that Croatia would be ready to join the Eurozone on 1 January 2023. Speaking at the 11th meeting of the national council on the introduction of the euro as Croatia’s official currency, Plenković said that Croatia had the full support of the European…

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Red Croatia on the new ECDC Corona Map

The latest ECDC Corona map was published on September 9, 2021 and the whole of Croatia has turned red. Except for Croatia, virtually all of Western Europe is marked in red, while most of Scandinavia remains orange. Central Europe is mostly green on the new map, Croatian media report. For several weeks in a row,…

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Croatia Montenegro

Croatia: HDZ and PPE condemn violence in Montenegro

The delegation of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the European People’s Party (EPP) to the European Parliament on Tuesday condemned incidents that occurred during the inauguration of Metropolitan Joanikije of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro at the weekend. “We condemn all the incidents that took place during the inauguration of the Joanikije Metropolitanate…

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Airbus will introduce new aircraft to Croatia Airlines

Airbus will introduce and introduce its narrow-body A220 aircraft to Croatia Airlines in Zagreb on Tuesday next week. It comes as the new post-Covid carrier strategy, which is awaiting approval from the government, outlines plans to renew the airline fleet. The A220 is being seen as a potential replacement for older Airbus aircraft carriers. Next…

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Croatia: A few weeks until the start of registration

The registration of Croatia will take place in two weeks and every resident of Croatia must participate. For those who refuse to do so, a fine of 2,000 to 5,000 kuna can be issued. According to local media, every single legal resident of the Republic of Croatia is subject to the Croatian Registration Act, according…

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Croatia will not add the US to the red list

The European Union has placed the United States on the coronavirus red list, which means that restoring restrictions on US travelers is recommended for EU members. Croatia, however, has decided that they will not follow suit. A few days ago, the Council of the European Union recommended that EU members reinstate restrictions on American travelers.…

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Croatia Slovenia

Plenković: Croatia and Slovenia have good relations

The political leaders of the EU member states and the Western Balkans region met on Wednesday at the 16th Bled Strategic Forum in the Slovenian town of Lake Bled. At the beginning of the Forum, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that Croatia and Slovenia have improved their relations during the term of incumbent Slovenian…

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Croatia: Total deposits in Croatia reached HRK 350.7 billion in July

Household deposits increased by 1.4%, which is 3.3 billion in the period from June to July, and increased by 8.4% year-on-year, according to data published by the Croatian National Bank in its publication “Comments on monetary developments for July 2021 “. Total deposits in Croatia amounted to HRK 350.7 billion in July, up by 8.5…

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Croatia: Dodik’s initiative is good but unrealistic, said President Milanov

The proposal by BiH Presidency member Milorad Dodik that the presidents of Croatia, Serbia and Turkey act as mediators in talks on the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina is “well-intentioned but unrealistic”, as it is opposed by the other two members of the presidency. To the BiH presidency, Croatian President Zoran Milanovi Tha said on…