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Croatia to Conclude EU Entry Talks by End of June

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia is poised to wrap up its negotiations for European Union membership by the end of this month. EU leaders said in a draft statement Monday that they would announce the agreement to conclude entry negotiations with Croatia by the end of June at a summit Thursday and Friday in Brussels. Earlier this month, the […]

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Croatia Refinery Fire Injures 4

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A major fire at an oil refinery in central Croatia has left four firefighters injured, one seriously. The fire broke out Monday at the refinery in the town of Sisak. Officials say it took 130 firefighters to bring the blaze under control. Reuters news agency quotes the national oil company, INA, as saying the cause […]

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Croatia Completes EU Negotiations

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union Commission president says Croatia has successfully completed negotiations to become the 28th member of the bloc. Jose Manuel Barroso said Friday he expects the Balkan nation to join the group in mid-2013. Barroso also said he hoped Croatia’s success would spur other Balkan nations to increase their reform efforts and also join […]

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EU Prepares to Welcome Croatia as Newest Member

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatia has reached a decisive moment in its bid to join the European Union and could become a full member by 2013. EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Tuesday he expects to have good news regarding Croatia’s membership by Friday. Sources tell reporters Barroso will recommend that the issue be sent to EU states […]

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Pope Arrives in Croatia, Expresses Support for EU Bid

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict arrived in Croatia Saturday for a two-day visit, reiterating his support for that country’s bid to join the European Union. On the plane to the Croatian capital, Zagreb, the pope told reporters that EU membership for Croatia is “logical, just and necessary.” But he acknowledged that a fear of joining the EU is […]

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Pope Benedict Arrives in Croatia

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has arrived in Croatia for a two-day visit. He was welcomed at the airport in the capital, Zagreb, by Croatian President Ivo Josipovic. This is the pope’s first visit to Croatia, which is nearly 90-percent Roman Catholic. The pontiff will take part in several religious celebrations, including the National Day for Croatian Catholic […]

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Pope Heads to Croatia With Pro-EU Message

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict travels to Croatia Saturday for a two-day visit where he will take part in religious celebrations and encourage the country’s entry into the European Union. After meeting with Croatian President Ivo Josipovic and Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor, the pope will take part in a number of religious celebrations, including the National Day for […]

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