Croatia

thumbnailCroatia to assist Macedonia's EU integration
2014-09-17The two countries will develop twinning projects through which Croatian experts will help Macedonia navigate EU integration.
thumbnailTo stem ISIL, region should prevent spread of radical Islamic ideas
2014-09-12Actions by radical Islamists have sparked leaders and experts to call for a ban on radical extremist propaganda.
thumbnailDebate on Croatia's pace implementing EU directives
2014-09-12Some view the EU's directives as helpful but others as overwhelming to businesses.
thumbnailRussia's sanctions will not harm regional agriculture, officials say
2014-09-10Alternative markets will help regional countries keep their foreign trade levels stable, they said.
thumbnailEU, region to work together towards accession
2014-09-08The recent EU conference in Berlin showed that the Union will work to get the Balkans as part of Europe, officials said.
thumbnailBiH war crimes arrests lauded by ICTY
2014-09-05ICTY chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz said the country's progress in dealing with war criminals is evident.
thumbnailRegional police benefit from introducing EU standards, practices
2014-09-02Nations are sharing ways to accomplish the goals of community policing.
thumbnailRegional police increase action against illegal drugs, trafficking
2014-09-01Police 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.
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.
thumbnailJoint military exercise strengthens Balkan armies
2014-08-25Participating countries said the exercise increases regional co-operation and supports regional security.
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.
thumbnailBalkans put greater emphasis on NATO, EU air traffic regulations
2014-08-20Regional countries try to avoid confusion over Russia's attempt to create a new flight region including Crimea and parts of Ukraine.
thumbnailMilitary medicine connects Balkan armies
2014-08-11Armies in the region have been improving their co-operation through joint military medicine activities.
thumbnailEuropean Parliament encourages Balkans' EU integration
2014-08-07Balkan experts predict that the EU accession process will continue unabated.
thumbnailBlogosphere debates public safety, readiness in wake of flooding
2014-08-01Bloggers discuss how citizens and government can best react after the May floods damaged infrastructure in the Balkans.
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.
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