Croatia

thumbnailRegional police benefit from introducing EU standards, practices
2014-09-02Nations are sharing ways to accomplish the goals of community policing.
thumbnailSerbia to open regional military training centre
2014-08-29Belgrade will open a regional training centre next year to strengthen its participation in multi-national operations.
thumbnailEU's Creative Europe programme promotes Balkan culture
2014-08-28The Union allocated 1.5 billion euros for cultural and media projects.
thumbnailCroatia weighs options for its air force
2014-08-22Following the crash of a MiG-21 fighter jet, Croatia debates if it should partner with another nation as part of NATO's Smart Defence programme, or reinvest in its military.
thumbnailMilitary medicine connects Balkan armies
2014-08-11Armies in the region have been improving their co-operation through joint military medicine activities.
thumbnailRegion enjoying profits and growth from tourism
2014-07-30Governments are making investments in the tourism industry, with many seeing immediate results.
thumbnailSerbia considers law to speed up privatisation
2014-07-30The proposed law, which would be supported by a loan from the World Bank, is being considered by Parliament. In other business news: optimism grows for the economy's future in southeast Europe.
thumbnailCroatia expecting 1.5 billion-euro tourism project
2014-07-09Work is expected to begin this year in the southern town of Sibenik. In other business news: the Eurozone approves aid for Cyprus and Greece; Bulgaria avoids a financial crisis.
thumbnailNew programmes help Balkans work through corruption
2014-07-09Experts believe that gaining citizens' participation is an effective strategy in identifying areas vulnerable to corruption.
thumbnailEU asks the Balkans to fight energy sector corruption
2014-07-07A new report recommends reform of the justice system to tackle corruption in energy deals.
thumbnailViolence won't silence fascism's critics, beaten professor says
2014-07-07Residents of the divided city of Mostar say such attacks do not help the long process of reconciliation between Croats and Bosniaks.
thumbnailBloggers debate laws to decrease illegal weapons in the Balkans
2014-07-04Some bloggers argue that rigorous penalties are the only way to address the illegal weapons problem.
thumbnailCroatia, Montenegro working together to reach Adriatic oilfields
2014-07-02The effort to drill for oil and gas could stimulate the economy and attract foreign investment.
thumbnailBelgrade riverfront to see large investment project
2014-07-02Eagle Hills is investing up to 4 billion euros to develop property on the Sava River. In other business news: Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova signed free-trade pacts with the EU.
thumbnailBalkan countries co-operating to stop weapons trafficking
2014-06-30New initiatives are in place to slow the flow of illegal weapons.
thumbnailArmies in the Balkans show co-operation in crisis situations
2014-06-30Co-operation demonstrated by armed forces proves valuable in managing natural disasters, experts and officials agree.
thumbnailCroatia, Macedonia and Bulgaria link their stock exchanges
2014-06-26Experts say closer ties will increase the flow of capital in the Balkans.
thumbnailSerbia cheers for neighbours in World Cup
2014-06-20While their team isn't playing in the World Cup, Serbian citizens are supporting their neighbours from BiH and Croatia.
thumbnailBanned Croatian player a reminder of need to halt hate speech
2014-06-17Sport officials call for co-operation between all stakeholders to continue efforts to stop hate speech and fan violence.
thumbnailTurkey and Croatia look to improve business ties
2014-06-17Business leaders seek opportunities for new investment and deeper co-operation.
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Regional police increase action against illegal drugs, traffickingRegional police increase action against illegal drugs, trafficking

Police action in Croatia resulted in an 11 percent increase in the seizure of illegal drugs, and authorities are following new drugs that are emerging on the market.

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