Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Croatia and Austria to Work on Defence Cooperation

ZAGREB, October 30, 2018 - Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krstičević met on Tuesday with his Austrian counterpart Mario Kunasek to discuss ways to deepen the cooperation between the defence sectors of Croatia and Austria, the Croatian ministry reported.

Krstičević was on an official, reciprocal visit to Austria, after Kunasek paid an official visit to Croatia in May.

The two countries' defence sectors cooperate within the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy, and they have a well-developed cooperation in military training and education, between their military academies and with regard to the training of special forces.

"Agreement was reached to further expand cooperation in the field of defence during the Austrian minister's visit to Croatia next year, when a cooperation agreement will be signed, including cooperation between military academies, cooperation between special forces, and the exchange of experience in assistance to civilian institutions," Krstičević said after the meeting.

Kunasek said that Croatia was a very important and reliable partner to Austria, investing significant effort in the field of defence cooperation. In 2019 Croatia and Austria will organise around 40 joint activities that will expand the current agreement on defence cooperation from 1998, said Kunasek.

The two ministers also agreed to further deepen bilateral cooperation in Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) projects.

Together with Hungary and Slovenia, Croatia and Austria have launched a PESCO project dedicated to removing nuclear, biological and chemical threats.

Krstičević expressed satisfaction with the meeting with his Austrian counterpart, the third meeting held this year, and underlined its importance for the security of Southeast Europe.

Regional stability and border security in regional and global challenges are among shared priorities, the two ministers said.

This is just one in a series of moves by Croatian government to improve defence cooperation with countries in the European union. For more on activities of Croatia's defence ministry, click here.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Austria to Expand List of Banned Symbols, Including Ustasha Insignia

ZAGREB, October 4, 2018 - The Austrian federal coalition government on Wednesday sent to parliament a bill expanding the list of banned extremist symbols, including the insignia of Croatia's World War II Ustasha regime.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Croatia and Austria Discuss Illegal Migration Prevention

ZAGREB, September 12, 2018 - Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković told the visiting Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen in Zagreb on Tuesday that Croatia was making great efforts in combating illegal migration and protecting the European Union's external border, reiterating that Croatia would like to join the Schengen area next year.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Austrian President Van Der Bellen to Visit Croatia

ZAGREB, September 7, 2018 - Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen is due in Croatia on Monday for a two-day official visit at the invitation of his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, her office announced on Friday.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Austrian Chancellor Kurz Spending Holidays in Croatia

Sebastian Kurz is just one of many foreign politicians vacationing in Croatia.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

In Zagreb, Austrian Foreign Minister Discusses EU Presidency Priorities, Migrant Crisis

ZAGREB, July 25, 2018 - Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Tuesday held talks with visiting Austrian Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Karin Kneissl whose country took over the European Union Presidency on 1 July. They underscored traditionally close and friendly relations between Austria and Croatia and their strong partnership within the European Union.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Due to Migrant Crisis, Austria Keeps Labour Market Closed to Croats

ZAGREB, July 2, 2018 - If the migrant crisis had not happened, Austria too would have fully opened its labour market to Croats, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said in Zagreb on Monday.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Slovenian, Croatian and Austrian Presidents to Discuss EU, Migrations

ZAGREB, June 30, 2018 - Slovenian President Borut Pahor will host a meeting with his Austrian and Croatian counterparts Alexander van der Bellen and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in Goriska Brda on Thursday.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Croatia No. 1 Destination for Austrian Tourists

Austrians mostly visit Rovinj, Poreč, Umag, Medulin and Mali Lošinj.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Croatia and Austria Push for Comprehensive Approach to Migrant Crisis

ZAGREB, June 16, 2018 - Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz held talks on Saturday on the protection of the European Union's external borders, and on that occasion Plenković called for a comprehensible approach to the issue of migrations that will tackle the problem at its source and that will help Greece, Italy, Malta that are carrying a huge burden of the migrant crisis, the Croatian government stated in a press release.

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