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Balkans |  Milanovic: If Russia and the United States do not agree, we will be dragged into World War III
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Balkans | Milanovic: If Russia and the United States do not agree, we will be dragged into World War III

Croatian President Zoran Milanović has stated that the conflict will drag on further as the West sends tanks into Ukraine and warned that if the United States and Russia do not reach an agreement, World War III could break out. Milanovic, in a statement to reporters, assessed tank assistance to Ukraine. If Washington and Moscow...

Balkans |  Allegation of “mobilization” by a Croatian MP
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Balkans | Allegation of “mobilization” by a Croatian MP

And claimed the Croatian MP Marijan Pavlicek that the Croats who hold dual citizenship with Serbia were invited to mobilize because of a possible conflict with Kosovo. Speaking in the Croatian parliament, Pavlicek said that Croatian policemen were among those called up for duty. “According to the information we have received, at least 15 police...

Balkans |  Sanitation workers strike in Croatia
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Balkans | Sanitation workers strike in Croatia

In Croatia, sanitation workers are on strike over the firing of three colleagues and their lower wages. Garbage littered the streets of the Croatian capital Zagreb as cleaners went on strike to protest the dismissal of three colleagues for “neglecting their jobs” last week and low wages. Nearly 1,000 employees of the cleaning company “Cestoca”...

Balkans |  Heavy snowfall in Slovenia and Croatia negatively affected life
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Balkans | Heavy snowfall in Slovenia and Croatia negatively affected life

Snowfall and strong winds, which were effective in Slovenia and Croatia, negatively affected life. According to local media reports, the snowfall that began in Slovenia last night caused traffic accidents, while trees were destroyed due to strong winds, which closed roads to traffic in some areas. Several regions experienced power outages, including the capital, Ljubljana....

Balkans |  Milanovic: Vucic is starting to move away from Russia
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Balkans | Milanovic: Vucic is starting to move away from Russia

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has begun to distance himself politically from Russia. Referring to Vucic’s remarks that Crimea and Donbass are Ukrainian provinces, the Croatian leader said, “Vucic is a unique player and he understood that Russia would recognize Kosovo.” Milanović said that the Serb and Croat leaders met...

Balkans |  Plenkovic: The strategic goals have been achieved
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Balkans | Plenkovic: The strategic goals have been achieved

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that Croatia had achieved the strategic goals envisioned by its first president, Franjo Tudjman. In his speech to the deputies in parliament, Plenkovic noted that Croatia entered the year 2023 as part of the Schengen area and the eurozone. “Today we are among the fifteen privileged members of the...

Balkans |  “Croatian-Turkish Economic Forum” held in Zagreb
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Balkans | “Croatian-Turkish Economic Forum” held in Zagreb

The Croatian-Turkish Economic Forum was held in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. The forum held at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) on the occasion of the visit of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Unye, focused on the construction sector. The forum was also attended by Turkey’s Ambassador to Zagreb Yavuz Selim Kiran,...

Balkans |  As of yesterday, the euro was only used in Croatia.
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Balkans | As of yesterday, the euro was only used in Croatia.

As Croatia, one of the smallest members of the European Union (EU), fully adopted the euro as of yesterday, the public said they could not get used to the variety of coins. As of January 1, Croatia is included in both the Schengen Areas and the Euro, while the transition from the official currency to...

Balkans |  Dismissal of two ministers in Croatia
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Balkans | Dismissal of two ministers in Croatia

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic; He announced the dismissal of Ivan Paladina, Minister of Spatial Planning, Building and State Property, and Natasa Tramisak, Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds. Plenković, in the capital, Zagreb, made statements to the press about the changes in government. Pointing out that Branko Pacic was appointed in place of...