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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.

Croatia's new president Milanovic takes office, urges solidarity

Feb 18 2020

ZAGREB Croatia's new president Zoran Milanovic urged more solidarity in society as he formally took office on Tuesday, and called for vigilance against populist approaches to issues such as climate change that may distort or ignore scientific facts.

Croatia's former PM Milanovic wins presidential vote

Jan 05 2020

ZAGREB Former Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic, candidate of the top opposition party the Social Democrats, will be Croatia's next president, the results of the presidential election showed on Sunday.

Croatia eyes medical tourism growth to boost economy

Nov 19 2019

SPLIT, Croatia Marin Bosotina is readying his yacht for its maiden "wellness cruise" in the Adriatic Sea where affluent, health-conscious clients will have access to a personal doctor, nutritionist, sports coach and yoga teacher.

Austria's Raiffeisenbank seeks potential acquisitions in Croatia

May 22 2019

ZAGREB Austria's Raiffeisenbank (RBA) is looking to make acquisitions in Croatia as organic growth alone will not be sufficient to boost its market share in the country, the CEO of the lender's Croatian unit said on Wednesday.

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