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Croatia: Investigation into Alleged Police Violence Against Immigrants

Following the release of videos showing masked men hitting migrants and pushing them across the border from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Police Directorate had formed a task force to go to the field and investigate the case, the head of the border administration said. Croatian, Zoran Ničeno said on Wednesday. RTL television broadcast…

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Croatia: Language dispute with Serbia

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said on Tuesday that Serbia did not meet Croatia ‘s standard of care for Croatia’ s ethnic minority towards the Serb ethnic minority, and that Croatia “could start thinking about some reciprocal moves”. Milanovic’s statement was a comment on the denial of the Croatian language in a grammar book for eighth-graders…

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Croatia: Citizens continue to protest, government does not back down

For the second day in a row, a group of citizens gathered at the entrance of the Zagreb hospital to protest against the new anti-Covid measures introduced by the government. The government established the rule that every employee in the health system must have a Covid certificate. According to Health Minister Vili Beroš, among the…

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Croatia: A group of citizens waited for the Minister of Health to protest the new measures

A group of protesters waited in front of KBC Zagreb on Monday morning to protest the government’s decision regarding the EU’s mandatory Covid digital certificates in the healthcare system. Vili Beroš, the Minister of Health of Croatia, came to the hospital at 7 o’clock in the morning to mark the beginning of the implementation of…

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Croatia at EXPO 2020 in Dubai

EXPO 2020 Dubai is an impressive cultural and business event that will take place from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 in Dubai in the UAE under the main theme “Connecting minds, creating the future” (Connecting minds, creating ie the future). In addition to the 190 countries, Croatia will be part of this world…

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Croatia: 86% of doctors vaccinated against coronavirus

Croatian Health Minister Vili Beroš said on Thursday that since 28 September, 70 per cent of employees in the healthcare system have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Among doctors, the rate was 86 percent, he added. “Inoculation is a guarantee for the downward trend in the epidemiological curve and for a return to a normal…

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An advance of 818.4m euros was paid to Croatia for the implementation of the National Recovery and Sustainability Plan

Today, the European Commission, from the Recovery and Sustainability Mechanism, paid an advance of 818.4 million euros or 6.14 billion kuna to the Republic of Croatia, which is the highest single payment of EU funds to the state budget since Croatia became a member of the European Union. The basic document for the payment of…

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Croatia: Promoting the “Serbian world” also destabilizes delicate relations

In its 2020-21 report, the Croatian Security and Intelligence Agency (SOA) says Croatia is a secure and stable democracy, but warns of rising extremism and radicalism due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Croatian media reported. on Monday. We are witnessing the biggest pandemic in modern history, which has caused unprecedented disruptions in daily life and great…

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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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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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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 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: 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 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…