Friday, 15 June 2018

Croatia: Due to Migrant Influx, Border Protection Should Be EU’s Priority

ZAGREB, June 14, 2018 - Croatian Minister of the Interior Davor Božinović said in Bucharest on Thursday that border protection was a priority for the EU but that additional efforts were needed to help strengthen the police forces of Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, which are intersected by the newest migration route.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Croatia Discussing Security with Israel, Germany, Austria and US

ZAGREB, June 12, 2018 - Croatian Interior Minister Davor Božinović will visit Israel, Romania and Germany this week, meeting with their security and interior ministers as well as those of the US and Austria.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Austria Pressuring Croatia to Use Military to Stop Migrants

Croatia has no such plans.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Three Croatians Accused of Displaying Nazi Insignia to Face Trial in Austria

ZAGREB, May 30, 2018 - Three of five Croatian nationals who are currently in custody in Klagenfurt, Austria for displaying banned WWII insignia during a memorial ceremony at Bleiburg in mid-May will go on trial in late June, a Klagenfurt court said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Far-Right Criticises Government for Not Caring about Croats Detained at Bleiburg

ZAGREB, May 29, 2018 - MP Hrvoje Zekanović of the far-right HRAST party told a news conference in parliament on Tuesday that he was dissatisfied with the conduct of the Austrian police which detained Croatian pilgrims for several hours at the border while they attempted to attend a commemorative event in Bleiburg and the Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Ministry for not caring about several Croats detained in Klagenfurt.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Croats Buying Ultra-Expensive Cars in Vienna

The market in Croatia is too small to support dealerships and service networks.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Six Arrested for Displaying Banned Symbols at Bleiburg Commemoration

ZAGREB, May 16, 2018 - Five Croatian and one Slovenian national are in custody in Klagenfurt, Austria, on suspicion that they broke an Austrian law banning the display of fascist and Nazi symbols at a commemoration at Bleiburg on Saturday, Austrian media said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Austria and Croatia to Sign Defence Cooperation Agreement

ZAGREB, May 15, 2018 - Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krstičević held talks in Zagreb on Monday with his Austrian counterpart Mario Kanasek about defence cooperation.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Activists Stage Protest Against Bleiburg Commemoration

ZAGREB, May 12, 2018 - About a hundred activists from Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and Austria gathered in the southern Austrian town of Bleiburg on Saturday to protest against the memorial service in nearby Bleiburg Field for tens of thousands of Croatian civilians and soldiers of the defeated pro-Nazi Independent State of Croatia (NDH) who were killed in the aftermath of World War II, saying that they saw the ceremony as "an Ustasha event".

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Bleiburg Commemoration Held

ZAGREB, May 12, 2018 - A ceremony was held at Bleiburg, southern Austria, on Saturday to commemorate tens of thousands of Croatian civilians and soldiers of the defeated Nazi-allied Independent State of Croatia (NDH) who surrendered to allied forces there in May 1945, but were handed over by British troops to Yugoslav forces. Many were executed on the spot, while many perished during so-called death marches back to Yugoslavia.

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