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Plenković says Croatia is sending “new message to Serbian minority”

On the eve of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day, as well as the main commemoration in Knin, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković laid wreaths at Zagreb’s central Mirogoj cemetery, sending a message that the government pays tribute to all those who gave the most for the country’s freedom. Prime Minister Plenković,…

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Croatia Airlines’ fight with COVID-19 continues

Croatia Airlines (CA) suffered a loss of HRK 173.2 million in the first half of 2020, amounting to HRK 84.5 million in the same period in 2019, the state-owned national flag carrier reported on Friday. The larger losses were the result of a coronavirus pandemic that hit the air transport industry worldwide. Operating losses are…

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The mayor of Dubrovnik sent a letter to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson

The Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, sent a letter to the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after the news broke in the British media that this country could introduce a fourteen-day quarantine obligation for all tourists returning from Croatia. According to media announcements, Croatia, along with Belgium and Luxembourg, could join Spain,…

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Airports occupied despite pandemic

Croatia is recording one of the lowest declines in the number of flights in Europe this summer compared to last year and the lowest in the former Yugoslavia, Eurocontrol reported. In the week ending July 26, the Croatian market recorded a 52% drop in traffic with about 279 flights. Behind it was Albania, which recorded…

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Plenković presents draft law on reconstruction of Zagreb

The Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenković, presented today in the Croatian Parliament a bill on the reconstruction of buildings damaged in the earthquake in the area of ​​the City of Zagreb, Krapina-Zagorje and Zagreb counties. He emphasized that this work should be approached seriously and in an organized manner, and that national funds and…

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Slovenia and Croatia do not see tougher border measures

Anže Logar and Gordan Grlić Radman, the foreign ministers of Slovenia and Croatia, met in Ljubljana on Tuesday to discuss further co-operation and co-ordination in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and co-operation in the European Union. At the press conference after the meeting, Logar said that he was glad to see in a conversation…

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President against the Government – 0: 1

Croatian Health Minister Vili Beros responded with criticism from Croatian President Zoran Milanovic, saying he was not a legal expert, but said many times that the functioning of the Crisis Staff and its decisions were in line with the Constitution and Article 16, which states that freedoms and may restrict rights in cases where this…

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New government confirmed, first session today

After the Croatian Parliament voted on a new government on Thursday, Andrej Plenković, who has been confirmed as prime minister, announced that the ministers would have their first session in Zagreb today. Addressing parliament, Plenković said his cabinet would start work immediately and offered dialogue to the opposition. “We, as the parliamentary majority and the…

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The Center for Peace Studies has filed complaints about the torture of immigrants

The Croatian Center for Peace Studies has filed another criminal complaint with the State Attorney’s Office in Zagreb against unknown perpetrators on suspicion that they tortured, humiliated and expelled 16 refugees from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina at the end of May. Five refugees who suffered serious injuries, one of whom once had both arms…

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EU: Joint Resolution of the Members of the European Parliament against the Agreement with the European Council

The joint resolution was signed by all political groups, the Left Greens, the Socialists, Reconstruction and the EPP, except the Conservatives (ECR) and the far right (ID) on an agreement on a European recovery plan and a new multiannual budget concluded at the summit. In a joint resolution, the European Parliament denied the agreement on…

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Gordan Jandroković has been elected Speaker of Parliament for the second consecutive term

Less than three weeks after the July 5th general elections, Croatia has a new parliament. The newly elected deputies convened in Zagreb on Wednesday for the constituent session of the 10th parliament. Gordan Jandroković was elected president of this legislature with 151 seats. The proposal of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) to nominate Jandroković for…

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Croatia will receive more than 22 billion euros, Plenković says

“After a long, exhausting European Council meeting, which ended this morning at around 5:40 am, an agreement was reached on a new multiannual financial framework and a new next-generation EU instrument. As heads of state and government, we can be pleased that a compromise has been reached. “The debate showed exactly what I said the…

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EU: European leaders reach agreement

EU leaders finally reached an agreement early Tuesday morning on a plan to revive the European economy in tackling the effects of the pandemic, following fierce pressure from northern European countries. But the compromise, at first glance, does not meet expectations. The plan, worth 750 billion euros, the amount to be raised by issuing –…

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President Milanovic will not attend the introductory session of Parliament

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic has announced that he will not attend the introductory session of the Parliament, which will be held on Wednesday. According to media reports, Milanovic claims that the reason lies only in his understanding of the role and status of the Croatian Parliament. “The reason why I will not be present at…

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The Croatian Prime Minister calls for political maturity for a successful outcome in the negotiations

Negotiations on the multiannual financial framework for 2021-2017 The recovery package is also politically most important for the development of the EU in the next seven years and requires a high level of political maturity, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković from Brussels said on Friday. “We will advocate for Croatia’s interest and seek funding opportunities…

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Plenković will form a new government

On Thursday, Croatian President Zoran Milanovic appointed Andrej Plenković as prime minister-designate after Plenković handed him the signatures of 76 newly elected members of parliament who supported him as the next prime minister. Plenković enjoys the support of 66 members of his Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and eight representatives of national minorities, as well as…