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Croatia's centre-right HDZ unexpectedly wins snap election

Croatia's conservative Democratic Union party (HDZ) unexpectedly wins the country's snap election, but has insufficient seats to form a government.

Croatia's conservative Democratic Union party (HDZ) unexpectedly wins the country's snap election, but has insufficient seats to form a government.

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Croatia votes for the second time in a year

Polls are predicting a close result and another coalition lacking a clear mandate to push through the painful cuts and restructuring being urged by European authorities.

Polls are predicting a close result and another coalition lacking a clear mandate to push through the painful cuts and restructuring being urged by European authorities.

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Tihomir Oreskovic nominated as Croatia's prime minister-designate

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has nominated a prime minister-designate. Tihomir Oreskovic who is a technocrat was put forward by

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has nominated a prime minister-designate. Tihomir Oreskovic who is a technocrat was put forward by

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Croatia faces lengthy coalition talks after narrow win by HDZ

Croatia’s conservative opposition has claimed victory in the country’s first election since it joined the European Union in 2013. Preliminary results

Croatia’s conservative opposition has claimed victory in the country’s first election since it joined the European Union in 2013. Preliminary results

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Liberland: utopian tax-free micronation or state of mind?

Tucked away on the banks of the Danube is the tiny, would-be country of Liberland. The former Czech politician who declared himself its founder and

Tucked away on the banks of the Danube is the tiny, would-be country of Liberland. The former Czech politician who declared himself its founder and

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Croatian President Kolinda Grabar- Kitarovic from peace, recession to feminism

The Croatian President has a clear vision for her country and Balkan region - she discussed peace, the economy, corruption and being the first female president in her country.

The Croatian President has a clear vision for her country and Balkan region - she discussed peace, the economy, corruption and being the first female president in her country.

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Croatia elects its first female president

Croatia has elected its first woman president. The conservative opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic won by the narrowest of margins of

Croatia has elected its first woman president. The conservative opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic won by the narrowest of margins of

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Croatia: Josipovic's bid for second term will go to a run-off

Croatia’s incumbent president Ivo Josipovic took a slight lead in the first round of elections for head of state on Sunday. But having failed to

Croatia’s incumbent president Ivo Josipovic took a slight lead in the first round of elections for head of state on Sunday. But having failed to

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Croatia to have presidential run-off after inconclusive election

Croatia is to have a presidential run-off between the two leading candidates after an inconclusive vote on Sunday. Incumbent Ivo Josipovic, a

Croatia is to have a presidential run-off between the two leading candidates after an inconclusive vote on Sunday. Incumbent Ivo Josipovic, a

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Croatia: Voters pick next president amid economic crisis

Voters are go to the polls in Croatia on Sunday to choose their next president. Incumbent Ivo Josipovic, who is supported by the ruling Social

Voters are go to the polls in Croatia on Sunday to choose their next president. Incumbent Ivo Josipovic, who is supported by the ruling Social

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Croatia: Economic crisis key issue in presidential vote

Croatians go to the polls on Sunday to vote for their next president, an important role which permits a say in foreign policy and intelligence but

Croatians go to the polls on Sunday to vote for their next president, an important role which permits a say in foreign policy and intelligence but

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Rally in Zagreb calls for better help for war veterans

Hundreds march in Zagreb to highlight concern about the plight of former soldiers and their families not receiving enough help from the state.

Hundreds march in Zagreb to highlight concern about the plight of former soldiers and their families not receiving enough help from the state.

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Former Yugoslavian inmates fear prison island tourism

A plan by the Croatian government to sell off an island used as a prison by Tito’s Yugoslavian Communist regime has sparked protests from former

A plan by the Croatian government to sell off an island used as a prison by Tito’s Yugoslavian Communist regime has sparked protests from former

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Croatian PM sacks finance minister over property deal

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has sacked his finance minister over a property deal, which the prime minister claimed hurt the country’s

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has sacked his finance minister over a property deal, which the prime minister claimed hurt the country’s

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Croatia voters back ban on same-sex marriage

Croatia has voted against gay marriage in a nationwide referendum. The outcome means that the country’s constitution will be amended to ban same-sex

Croatia has voted against gay marriage in a nationwide referendum. The outcome means that the country’s constitution will be amended to ban same-sex

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Croatia votes in anti-gay marriage referendum

Should Croatia constitutionally ban gay marriage? That is the question being answered by voters on Sunday in a controversial referendum spearheaded

Should Croatia constitutionally ban gay marriage? That is the question being answered by voters on Sunday in a controversial referendum spearheaded

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Croatia could face sanctions over failure to apply extradition law

The European Commission has said that Croatia could face legal action for its failure to apply EU extradition law. The country may receive cuts in

The European Commission has said that Croatia could face legal action for its failure to apply EU extradition law. The country may receive cuts in

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Croatia's EU party spoilt by 'spy' row with Germany

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic should be celebrating his country becoming the 28th EU member on Monday. But the occasion looks set to be

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic should be celebrating his country becoming the 28th EU member on Monday. But the occasion looks set to be

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Croatia: Building for the future

Croatia’s luxury hotel’s in the holiday resort of Kupari have laid derelict for over 20 years. But now state and privately funded projects are

Croatia’s luxury hotel’s in the holiday resort of Kupari have laid derelict for over 20 years. But now state and privately funded projects are

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Croatia: hey, but I'm an EU citizen now!

July 1, 2013, is the date of Croatia’s accession to the European Union. The membership brings with it new legal protection and rights. But how

July 1, 2013, is the date of Croatia’s accession to the European Union. The membership brings with it new legal protection and rights. But how

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EU accession and rights: voices from Zagreb

After tough negotiations that lasted many years, Croatia is finally joining the club of European Union nations, becoming its 28th member. In terms of

After tough negotiations that lasted many years, Croatia is finally joining the club of European Union nations, becoming its 28th member. In terms of

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Croatia: controversial golf course

In the quiet countryside above the Croatian resort of Dubrovnik, a battle is unfolding. This David and Goliath tale pitches an international

In the quiet countryside above the Croatian resort of Dubrovnik, a battle is unfolding. This David and Goliath tale pitches an international

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Croatia's EU turning point

Croatia’s path from a war of independence as the former Yugoslavia broke up reaches a turning point this 1 July, when the new country will join the

Croatia’s path from a war of independence as the former Yugoslavia broke up reaches a turning point this 1 July, when the new country will join the