Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Parties Divided over Expulsion of Russian Diplomat

ZAGREB, March 27, 2018 - The decision to expel a Russian diplomat from Croatia was a unanimous foreign policy decision, Ivan Vrdoljak, leader of the Croatian People's Party (HNS), the junior partner in the HDZ-led government, said on Tuesday, adding that there were other ways for Croatia to demonstrate its friendship with Russia.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Unlike Croatia, Neighbours Will Not Expel Russian Diplomats

ZAGREB, March 27, 2018 - Slovenia hasn't decided to expel any Russian diplomats following the Salisbury case, Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec said, while Bosnia and Herzegovina's Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak told the Klix web portal that his country would not join other Western countries in expelling Russian diplomats due to the poisoning of a Russian spy in Great Britain.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

President’s Invitation to Putin Still Stands

ZAGREB, March 27, 2018 - President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović said on Tuesday that her invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Croatia still stood.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Russia Considers Croatia’s Decision to Be Unfriendly Act

ZAGREB, March 27, 2018 - The Russian Embassy in Croatia expressed regret over the Croatian government's decision to expel a Russian diplomat as a sign of solidarity with the United Kingdom over the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK, describing its decision as an act of hostility.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Croatia Expels One Russian Diplomat

ZAGREB, March 26, 2018 - Croatia is one of the 14 European Union member states that, together with the United States, are expelling Russian diplomats in a co-ordinated response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK.

Monday, 26 March 2018

State Leadership Meets to Discuss Relations with Russia

ZAGREB, March 26, 2018 - President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković met at government headquarters in Zagreb on Monday morning, presumably to discuss Croatia's stance on Russia.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Croatia Will Not Expel Russian Diplomats

The president and the prime minister appear to have come to an agreement on relations with Russia.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Croatia to Consider Its Response to Russian Actions

ZAGREB, March 23, 2018 - EU leaders have agreed a rather sharply worded statement condemning Russia for a recent nerve agent attack in England, and some countries are considering expelling Russian diplomats or withdrawing their ambassadors from Moscow, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said in Brussels early Friday morning.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Prime Minister and President at Odds over Invitation to Putin?

ZAGREB, March 22, 2018 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Thursday commented on President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović's invitation to Russia's President Vladimir Putin to visit Croatia, saying that questions about whether the invitation was appropriate should be directed at the president.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

President Again Congratulates Putin, Invites Him to Croatia

ZAGREB, March 22, 2018 - Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović who congratulated him on the election victory and once again invited him to visit Croatia, the Kremlin press office said in a press release Thursday.

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