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Former Croatian PM Jailed for Corruption

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Croatian court has convicted and sentenced former prime minister Ivo Sanader to 10 years in prison for corruption. Judges at the Zagreb court found Sanader guilty of accepting more than $6 million in bribes from a Hungarian oil company in exchange for retaining controlling rights in Croatia’s state-run oil company. The court also sentenced […]

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Acquitted Generals Return to Hero’s Welcome in Croatia

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Two Croatian generals have arrived in Zagreb to a hero’s welcome after a United Nations court in The Hague cleared them of war crimes against Serbs during a key battle for Croatia’s independence. Tens of thousands of people waving Croatian flags and singing nationalist songs gathered in Croatia’s capital Friday evening where generals Ante Gotovina […]

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UN Court Overturns Convictions of Croat Generals

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Appeals judges at the U.N. Yugoslav war crimes court have overturned the convictions of two former Croatian generals on charges of war crimes committed during the 1991-to-1995 Balkans war. The Hague court acquitted Ante Gotovian and Mladen Markac Friday. Gotovian and Markac, were sentenced to 24 and 18 years, respectively, in 2011. They lengthy prison […]

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Eight Die in Croatia Bus Crash

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A tour bus crash in Croatia has killed eight people and injured 44 others. The bus was carrying more than 50 Czech tourists when it overturned while on its way to the coastal resort city of Split. Officials said the bus went through a highway safety barrier and rolled over around 4 a.m. Saturday. The […]

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Croatians Vote to Join European Union

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union is welcoming the Croatian vote to become the newest EU member. Croatia’s membership must now be approved by the bloc’s 27 current members. Officials say 66 percent of Croatian voters supported EU membership in the vote Sunday. But fewer than half of eligible voters turned out for the referendum. Supporters of EU […]

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Croatians Vote to Join European Union

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has made a giant step toward joining the European Union after voters approved membership in a referendum Sunday. With almost all the votes counted, officials say 66 percent supported membership. Voter turnout was less than half of eligible voters. Supporters of EU membership say Croatia’s floundering economy can benefit by entering into a union […]

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Croatians Vote to Join European Union

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has made a giant step toward joining the European Union after voters approved membership in a referendum Sunday. With the vote counting still under way late in the day, officials said 67 percent supported membership. Voter turnout is expected to be less than half. Supporters of EU membership say Croatia’s floundering economy can benefit […]

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Croatia Holds Referendum on EU Membership

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatians go to the polls Sunday to decide whether to become the 28th member of the European Union. The referendum on joining the bloc comes as the grouping faces one of its biggest challenges ever — the sovereign debt and banking problems that have moved from one eurozone country to another. Polls indicate that a […]

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Police Clash With Anti-EU Protesters in Croatia

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Croatia’s capital clashed with nationalist protesters Saturday, on the eve of a crucial vote on the country’s membership in the European Union. About 1,000 protesters, many of them independence war veterans, gathered in Zagreb’s central square, carrying banners saying “No to EU” or “I love Croatia,” and chanting anti-EU slogans. Using loudspeakers, activists […]

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Croats Protest Against Joining EU

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 1,000 protesters gathered in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, Saturday to demonstrate against joining the European Union. Nationalist leaning protesters and war veterans gathered at Zagreb’s main square, carrying banners with messages such as “I love Croatia – No to EU.” One protester, a war veteran, said Croats have spilled too much blood fighting for […]

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