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Croatia Arrests General on Corruption Charges

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian authorities have arrested a senior military commander on corruption charges, as the Balkan nation tries to fulfill pledges to fight crime as part of its bid for European Union membership. Police say Croatia’s anti-corruption agency detained Croatian ground forces commander General Mladen Kruljac on Friday. He is suspected of illegally selling or purchasing land. […]

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Croatia, Serbia Get Closer to EU Membership

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has formally closed European Union entry talks, setting a target of becoming the bloc’s 28th member in 2013. The six-year-long negotiations were officially wrapped up Thursday in Brussels. Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Gordan Jandrokovic called the event a historic day for Croatia, but also important for its neighbors. Jandrokovic said the reforms that Croatia […]

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Croatia, Serbia Get Closer to EU Membership

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has formally closed European Union entry talks, setting a target of becoming the bloc’s 28th member next year. The six-year-long negotiations were officially wrapped up Thursday in Brussels. Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Gordan Jandrokovic called the event a historic day for Croatia, but also important for its neighbors. Jandrokovic said the reforms that Croatia […]

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Croatia, Serbia Get Closer to EU Membership

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has formally closed European Union entry talks, setting a target of becoming the bloc’s 28th member in July 2013. The six-year-long negotiations were officially wrapped up Thursday in Brussels. Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Gordan Jandrokovic called the event a historic day for Croatia, but also important for its neighbors. Jandrokovic said the reforms that […]

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Croatia, Serbia Get Closer to EU Membership

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has formally closed negotiations to become the European Union’s 28th member on July 1, 2013. The six-year-long talks were officially wrapped up Thursday in Brussels. Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Gordan Jandrokovic called the event a historic day for Croatia, but also important for its neighbors. Jandrokovic said the reforms that Croatia has undergone since […]

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Census: Croatia’s Population Declined by 150,000 in Past Decade

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Preliminary results from the latest census in Croatia show that the country lost about 150,000 residents in the past 10 years. Croatia’s Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday that fewer than 4.3 million people now live there, compared to more than 4.4 million a decade ago. Demographers say about 100,000 more people died than were born […]

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Serbian President Urges Reconciliation at WW II Concentration Camp

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian President Boris Tadic has called for reconciliation at the site of a concentration camp in Croatia where tens of thousands of Serbs, Jews and Roma were killed during World War Two. President Tadic accompanied by his mother attended a ceremony Sunday marking the 70th anniversary of the Jadovno camp, set up in 1941 by […]

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Croatia, Slovenia Mark 20 Years of Independence

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia and Slovenia have marked the 20th anniversary of their independence from Yugoslavia. Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor said in the capital, Zagreb, Saturday the country celebrates 20 years of modern statehood, strengthened by returning home to where it belongs — to Europe. Celebrations were also planned for the eastern city of Vukovar, a symbol […]

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Croatia Likely to Join EU in 2013

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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European Union leaders are set to welcome Croatia as the 28th member of the bloc, offering new hope for other Balkan nations working to join the EU. Officials said in Brussels Friday they had approved Zagreb’s membership, concluding six years of tough negotiations. EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said he hoped everything would be […]

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Croatia Likely to Join EU in 2013

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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European Union leaders are set to welcome Croatia as the 28th member of the bloc. Officials say the group has agreed to complete negotiations with Zagreb on its accession to the EU. Negotiations should be finished by the end of this month. Croatia is on schedule to join the EU by July 2013. Croatia started […]

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