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Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. The country is divided into 20 counties and the city of Zagreb. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometres (21,851 square miles) and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands. The country's population is 4.28 million, most of whom are Croats, with the most common religious denomination being Roman Catholicism.

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ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia aims to reduce its public debt to 66 percent of economic output by the end of 2021, from 78 percent now, by cutting taxes and ... Croatia has often been criticised by analysts and investors for the sluggishness of reforms to its investment environment, burdened by red tape, ...

BELGRADE: Serbia barred Croatia's deputy prime minister and defence minister Damir Krsticevic on Thursday from entering the country until further notice, in a tit-for-tat move following a similar action by Zagreb last weekend. The two ex-Yugoslav republics, foes in the wars of the 1990s, began ...
According to data from the State Statistics Bureau there were 1.36 million employed people in Croatia in March, which is slightly higher than the figure in February. Breaking down the figures it can be seen that 1.16 million people are employed in companies and 182,000 people work as ...
This project aim was to recognize and promote early stage development, strategy planning, capacity building, networking and awareness of geothermal utilisation to ensure increased possibility of geothermal utilisation for heating, energy security and quality of life in Croatia. It is meant to strengthen ...
Croatia, the Mediterranean as It Once Was was a hugely successful slogan after the war in the Nineties (indeed, having seen one of the commercials in Somaliland in 2002, I decided to buy a house in Croatia), but Croatian tourism promotion seems to have lost its way since then. Croatia, Full of ...
A London court agreed Monday to extradite the founder of indebted Croatia-based food and retail company Agrokor, the country's most-wanted fugitive. Ivica Todoric was arrested in London in November under a European arrest warrant posted by Croatia, which accuses him of mismanaging Agrokor ...
The top three top 3 non-EU recipient countries of Croatian citizenship in 2016 were Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Chile. In new data released by the European Union organisation, Eurostat, on the number of citizenships handed out to people from non-EU countries Croatia is most favourable towards ...
Croatia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts Martina Dalić met with ministers of the economy of neighbouring countries on Bled in Slovenia on Tuesday, reports N1 on April 17, 2017. The topic of the meeting was the current situation and further steps in solving the ...
The roads of Croatia will soon have cameras installed that will be able to detect if drivers are using their mobile phones. In fact, the static speed cameras and surveillance cameras that are already installed all over Croatia will be upgraded with new software that has the ability to recognise if drivers are on ...
ZAGREB, April 17, 2018 - Russian Ambassador to Croatia Anvar Azimov said on Tuesday that Russian banks came to Croatia to stabilise the situation in Agrokor and that this would affect the stability of the country and the government, wondering why Western friends and Croatia's strategic partners did not ...
What can the far away land of the long white cloud teach Croatia? As Index writes on the 17th of April, 2018, the strong growth of government powers is a somewhat modern phenomenon. Can this situation be stopped, or even actually be reversed? The answer is yes, but this requires great levels of ...
By Igor Ilic. ZAGREB (Reuters) – Adopting the euro would offer “numerous and lasting” benefits for Croatia's economy, central bank governor Boris Vujcic told Reuters, although he declined to indicate when it might enter the single currency's ERM-2 “waiting room”. Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in ...
To create an atmosphere with fellow supporters, we advise Brazil fans to purchase tickets in the Kop end and Croatia fans to purchase tickets in the Anfield Road end. Click here for a step-by-step guide to purchasing tickets online. Click here for details on visiting Anfield. Liverpool Football Club terms and ...

To the right are necklaces of islands in a dazzling turquoise sea and sudden sweet coves with antique shuttered houses, their front porches shaded by vines, a fishing boat at the front door. This is the Croatia most visitors come to see. On the other side are mountains capped in threatening cloud. That is the ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina considers Croatia and its defence ministry a friend and partner, the more so as Sarajevo's two main foreign policy goals are accession to NATO and the EU, and Zagreb has been very supportive in that regard, said the visiting Bosnian minister. Pendeš and Krstičević described the ...
April 11 to 15 in Split – the time and location of the 20th edition of the Croatia Boat Show, described by organizers as double in size than last year's area and number of exhibitors. The fair on Split's western seafront will showcase Croatian premieres of over 30 boats, and the absolute record holders in the ...
Asked how Croatia would respond, Plenković said that the state leadership was meeting on Monday and that they "will see how to show solidarity with the United Kingdom." "This is a serious political problem that threatens and violates international law and the conventions banning the use of chemical ...
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Heavy snow and flooding wreaked havoc across large parts of the Balkans on Friday, forcing road closures, flooding homes and stopping ferries along the Adriatic coast. The spate of fresh snow came as Croatia was already struggling to contain overflowing rivers that were swollen ...
FILE PHOTO: Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic arrives at the EU summit meeting in Brussels, Belgium, October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli Reuters. ZAGREB (Reuters) - The Croatian government urged parliament on Thursday to ratify a European treaty designed to combat violence ...
“For a football connoisseur, Croatia are one of the most visual and alluring teams playing the beautiful game today,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “Croatians are also deeply proud of their heritage. This comes through in the checkered shirts, which are inspired by the ...
Zagreb: Croatian prosecutors announced Saturday they have charged 22 ethnic Serbs with war crimes against the civilian population and prisoners of war during the 1990s conflict. The 22 Croatian Serbs are accused of killing 20 civilians and two policemen being held prisoner in three areas in the east of ...
Editor's note: This story is a personal account from the mother of an ASU graduate, and it has been edited for length and clarity. My name is Donna Fox, and I wanted to share a story about one of your May 2017 graduates from the School of International Letters and Cultures: my son, Cody Fox. Download ...
KAA Gent goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic has revealed that he has been discussing the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D fixture between Nigeria and Croatia with his club teammates Anderson Esiti and Moses Simon, positing that underrating the West African nation will be a mistake if Croatia must qualify at the ...
She is currently studying the Olea europaea L. – one of the most commercially important fruit species in the Adriatic area of Croatia. With its growing commercial importance, olive cultivation has been increasing over the past three decades, while the genetic structures of orchards have been undergoing ...
ZAGREB, March 9, 2018 - Romania wants to join the Schengen passport-free travel zone as soon as possible and fully supports Croatia in the same efforts, Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said at a meeting with his Croatian counterpart Marija Pejčinović Burić in Zagreb on Friday. It is in the interests of ...
ZAGREB, March 9, 2018 - Croatian Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said at the ITB Berlin tourism fair that his proposal to set up an EU fund for tourism had already been supported by Bulgaria, Malta, Italy, Austria and Germany. "We have discussed that initiative here at the ITB Berlin tourism trade fair with the ...
As far as Croatia is concerned, it has placed in the lower part of the list as the 50th among the 80 best countries in 2018. The U.S. News and World Report survey included 80 countries and more than 20,000 respondents. The survey ranked the countries according to several categories such as adventure, ...
A new and interesting Croatian application is on the horizon. This time it is about the usage of augmented reality in order to revive a part of Croatia's rich history. ''Croatian Great Men'' as the app is called and created by the Delta Reality studio, uses augmented reality to revive Croatia's history and bring a ...
The reconstruction of the Zagreb - Belgrade railway line will be a joint project between Croatia and Serbia. This is the crucial part of the memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of Construction, Transport and ...
ZAGREB, March 9, 2018 - The European Commission decided on Thursday to refer Croatia to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to ensure an adequate level of protection of human health and the environment at the "Crno Brdo" site, and for failing to update national legislation to implement common ...
As Dubrovnik succumbs to more and more visitors, Istria - the peninsula on the Italian border, in the far north of Croatia - is starting to look like a more and more appealing option, especially during the summer months. British Airways began flights to the regional capital, Pula, last July and now EasyJet is ...
Simicsko said that Croatia and Hungary were among the safest countries thanks to their soldiers and cooperation between them. Speaking of the challenges currently facing Europe, Simicsko cited mass migration, the accompanying threat of terrorism, and the issue of identity, according to the Hungarian ...
"For Croatia, the minority issue is something that can be a firm and strong link in the relations between the two countries. As Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said, the status of the Croatian minority is a government priority in the relations with Serbia," Bakota said, adding that he believed this was as ...
Croatia is an EU member, Serbia is a candidate and Bosnia a potential candidate. All three are former Yugoslav republics with a number of unresolved issues dating back to the bloody collapse of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Serbia and Croatia are co-signatories of the 1995 Dayton peace agreement that ...
easyJet will introduce flights between Venice and Split this summer, meaning that the low-cost airline has now added eight new destinations to Croatia for this summer showing their long-term commitment to the country. easyJet will connect Venice and Split three times a week in the height of the summer ...
ZAGREB, March 4, 2018 - When it comes to the impact of transport on air quality in Europe, cars in the Czech Republic, Poland and Estonia fare the worst and they are labelled by the Eco Experts organisation as the most toxic drivers, while Croatia ranks the fifth on the list of 25 European countries.
As Index/Nenad Jarić Dauenhauer writes on the 4th of March, 2018, as Croatia and most of the rest of Europe has been captured and frozen by the recent wave of extreme cold, adverse conditions in the past few days, and the white stuff emerged even in the southernmost towns and islands of Dalmatia, ...
ZAGREB, March 4, 2018 - Croatia has become a much more open society and one much more accessible to citizens over the past five years because of open data, it was said at Open Data Days, a conference taking place to mark the five years that the open data legal framework has been applied in ...
ZAGREB, March 3, 2018 - A group of Croatian, Dutch and Belgian investors plan to build a modern shipyard in the eastern Croatian town of Dalj where large river boats, specialised vessels and luxurious yachts will be built, and they plan to open 140 jobs in the initial phase of the project, a press conference ...
Pero Jelinić was killed while hunting a month ago, and the circumstances of the incident are still vague. Exactly one month after 75-year-old hotel owner from Pag Pero Jelinić was killed during a hunting trip in South Africa, his body arrived in Croatia on Thursday, reports Jutarnji List on March 3, 2018.
ZAGREB, March 3, 2018 - The MOST party on Saturday held a convention in Zagreb where this opposition party outlined its programme for halting the trend of large-scale departure of young Croatians from the country. The seven-point document focuses on demography, judiciary, public administration, ...
On the 1st March 2018, the Michelin released their 2018 guide and Croatia has reason to be excited with two new restaurants awarded a star (including the already one-star restaurant in Rovinj) and no less than 59 restaurants recommended or awarded the Gourmand Bib award (acknowledgment of a ...
Croatian authorities have charged the captain of the national football team, Luka Modric, with perjury. The Real Madrid midfielder is suspected of making false statements at the tax fraud trial of Zdravko Mamic, a former executive director at Dinamo Zagreb. Prosecutors say Mr Modric, 32, made a false ...
Plenković said he would have another opportunity to explain Croatia's positions and approach to resolving the border dispute with Slovenia. At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Commission will address institutional matters. It is expected to release a document on the procedure for the election of its ...
While the connection might not seem immediately obvious, Nebraska and Croatia have something very much in common: corn (or maize, as it is often referred to abroad). While its significance in the land-locked Cornhusker state is hard to miss, it is also a very important field crop in the latter; being ...
Where to even begin? Well, 150 years ago, as that's when this world-renowned destination first introduced organised tourism in Croatia. The Health Society in Hvar was founded in May 1868, aiming to provide comfortable accommodation to people suffering from respiratory problems. Hvar's pleasant ...


 

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