Igor Ilic

A penny for a house: Shrinking Croatian town tries to lure in new residents

Jun 11 2021

LEGRAD, Croatia A town in northern Croatia hit hard by rural depopulation is selling its abandoned houses for one kuna (16 U.S. cents) in a bid to attract new residents, albeit with some big conditions. | Video

Croatia foresees better 2020 fiscal outcome, faster recovery, finance minister says

Mar 23 2021

ZAGREB, March 23 Croatia's budget deficit for 2020 may be smaller than expected and this year's growth could be stronger than forecast, the country's finance minister said on Tuesday.

Croatia puts safety at heart of 2021 tourism campaign

Mar 22 2021

ZAGREB, March 22 Croatia is putting safety at the heart of its campaign to lure back tourists this year, offering testing at resorts and other preventive measures to combat the coronavirus, Tourism Minister Nikolina Brnjac said on Monday.

Croatia cenbank says rebound in tourism could put appreciation pressure on kuna

Feb 04 2021

ZAGREB, Feb 4 Croatia's central bank sees potential for some appreciation pressures on the kuna currency this year as a rebound in tourism and increased use of EU funds boost the country's current and capital account surpluses, Governor Boris Vujcic said on Thursday.

Croatia's ruling HDZ wins parliamentary vote, majority within reach

Jul 05 2020

ZAGREB Croatia's ruling centre-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) convincingly won a parliamentary election on Sunday, held at a time of rising coronavirus infections and a sharp economic downturn due to the pandemic.

Croats go to polls amid sharp economic downturn, rising infections

Jul 04 2020

ZAGREB, July 5 Some 3.85 million Croats are eligible to go to polls on Sunday to elect a new government at a time when coronavirus infections are on the rise and the economy is facing a sharp downturn.

Croatia to hold parliamentary vote amid economic, COVID-19 uncertainties

Jul 03 2020

ZAGREB Croatians vote on Sunday to choose a government whose abiding challenge will be to haul the economy out of recession triggered by the coronavirus outbreak, with an awkward ruling coalition the likely outcome.

Croatia hopes for 30% of annual tourism revenues despite coronavirus

Apr 30 2020

ZAGREB Croatia hopes to earn nearly a third of its annual tourism revenues this year despite the coronavirus pandemic, Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said on Thursday.

Quake hits Zagreb, PM urges social distancing as residents flee buildings

Mar 22 2020

ZAGREB A large earthquake struck near the Croatian capital Zagreb on Sunday, critically injuring a teenager caught in a collapsed building in the city center and prompting appeals for social distancing after people rushed out onto the streets. | Video

Migrants target Croatian gateway into EU after Turkey opens border

Mar 05 2020

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia Hisham and Said seemed close to reaching Italy, their dream destination, when Croatian authorities caught them and deported them this week back across the border to Bosnia, which is outside the European Union.

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