Thursday, 12 April 2018

Croatia Joined NATO Nine Years Ago

ZAGREB, April 12, 2018 - The ninth anniversary of Croatia's membership of NATO was marked at a ceremony held in the parliament on Thursday, with political and military officials in attendance agreeing that, by achieving its first strategic goal, Croatia had strengthened its overall status on the international scene.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Croatian Air Force to Police Albanian Sky?

ZAGREB, April 6, 2018 - Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krstičević met in Tirana on Friday with his Albanian counterpart Olta Xhacka and said that, with the procurement of fighter jets, Croatia would strengthen the capacity of its armed forces and increase its contribution to the security of Southeast Europe, as well as that it was willing to offer the service of air policing to Albania, the Croatian Defence Ministry said in a press release.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Croatia Supports Albania’s European Path

ZAGREB, April 6, 2018 - Croatia supports Albania on its European path and we share the responsibility for stability in Southeast Europe, Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krstičević said in Albania on Thursday during a mission to maintain traditionally friendly relations between the two NATO members.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Plaque Commemorating Killed Hungarian Soldiers Unveiled in Zagreb

ZAGREB, April 4, 2018 - Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krstičević and his Hungarian counterpart Istvan Simicsko on Tuesday attended a ceremony at Zagreb's central Mirogoj cemetery at which they unveiled a plaque commemorating Hungarian soldiers killed in World War I, the Croatian Defence Ministry said in a statement.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Defence Minister Defends Fighter Aircraft Decision

ZAGREB, March 28, 2018 - Commenting on Croatia's decision to buy Israeli fighter aircraft, Defence Minister Damir Krstičević said on Wednesday that this project would guarantee the country's security and sovereignty and would help maintain its capability of monitoring its own airspace.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Defence Minister Hopeful about Fighter Jet Purchase

ZAGREB, March 27, 2018 - Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krstičević told reporters on Wednesday that in the process of procurement of fighter jets Croatia was looking for a strategic partner that would provide it also with operational experience as well as the experience in maintaining the aircraft and in logistics, given the complexity of the procedure.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Fighter Jet Decision Coming on Tuesday?

After many delays, the decision is finally coming. Or, perhaps not?

Friday, 23 March 2018

Fighter Jet Decision Coming Next Week?

ZAGREB, March 23, 2018 - Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Friday that the Defence Council would convene next week to discuss bids for the procurement of fighter jets.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Croatia and Bosnia to Cooperate in Natural Disasters Management

ZAGREB, March 23, 2018 - Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krstičević and his Bosnia and Herzegovina counterpart Marina Pendeš agreed at talks in Zagreb on Friday to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries' armies so that they could respond more efficiently to natural disasters and accidents.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Commemoration for General Stipetić Held

ZAGREB, March 20, 2018 - A commemoration was held at the Croatian Defence Ministry for General Petar Stipetić who died last Wednesday, with speakers describing him as an exceptional man who gave an invaluable contribution to the establishment of the Croatian Army and the defence and establishment of Croatia's independence and freedom.

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