"We have to deliver and keep our promises," von der Leyen said — in contrast to France's Macron who opposed opening accession talks until after reforms.
In the past week, the EU has struggled to find a voice on foreign policy amid rising tensions in the Middle East. Thursday, the new EU Council President on a visit to Croatia - dismissed those claims, insisting he would be play a more important role.
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the incumbent president of Croatia, has lost Sunday's runoff election to Zoran Milanović, leader of the country's Social Democrat party.
The mayor of Rijeka says his city will live up to its 'Port Of Diversity' billing despite the more conservative nature of Croatia during the Adriatic port city's tenure as joint European Capital of Culture. Rijeka is sharing the honour with Galway in the Irish Republic.
Conservative incumbent Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who is running for a second term, will face a run-off on January 5.
Kolinda Grabar- Kitarovic is looking to win a second term in office as she faces challengers from the right and the left
A European Union-funded renewable energy project is helping to build bridges in the Balkans – and saving money at the same time.
“This is not a place for human beings,” said Dunja Mijatovic, Council of Europe rights commissioner as she visited the Vucjak camp. “It should be closed."
Human Rights Watch called on European authorities to investigate the "shocking and unacceptable" shooting, which left the migrant critically wounded.
The Croatian prime minister has announced that a presidential election will be held later this year.
Global Conversation talked to the Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenkovic to discuss the country's achievements, the next challenges, but also the challenges of the wider region.
What does Schengen expansion mean for Europe, and can the EU overcome its border policy crisis triggered by the migrant influx that began in 2014?
Countries and MEPs are divided as Croatia is given the greenlight to join the Schengen zone.
Forget the customary open-topped bus, think more an armoured personnel carrier.
That was the vehicle of choice for Red Star Belgrade football players on Tuesday as they celebrated progressing to the Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League.
Most of the 500 or more men in the camp want to make their way north into the European Union but are being intercepted by Croatian and Bosnian police – whom they accuse of heavy-handedness.
Peljesac Bridge, one of the EU's major infrastructure projects, is set to cost €420 million. Construction work stalled for more than a decade, but now it's back on track.
Powerhouse performances from Georgia and Japan on Day 3 of Zagreb Grand Prix as Japanese judokas top medals standings with four golds and four silvers
Great Britain's Gemma Howell struck judo gold for a second time in two weeks after victory at the 2019 Zagreb Grand Prix and was our Woman of the Day
Explosive judo on Day 1 of Zagreb Grand Prix, Spain's Alberto Gaitero Martin is our Man of the Day and Canada's Jessica Klimkait our Woman of the Day
Police advised organisers to act after heavy winds threatened to push the blaze closer to the festival site on the island of Pag.
Elsewhere, Austria is to introduce a ban on vehicles leaving the motorway in Salzburg on weekends in a bid to help local communities suffering from gas emissions.
Over the 47 days of the season, the Dubrovnik will stage over 80 performances across thirty locations in the city.
European nations are stepping up their preparations to tackle wildfires this summer ahead of an expected record wildfire season.
Croatia’s biggest trial of the decade has just heard startling testimony from a Hungarian businessman, oil industry consultant Imre Fazakas. In yet another twist, his testimony, in my view, completely contradicts the case brought by Croatian government prosecutors.
A young Croat has broken the Guinness World Record for pushing a car the furthest in 24 hours.
This isle has always had a healing power.