Croatia

Croatian president visits Serbia

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić has welcomed his Croatian counterpart Ivo Josipović in Belgrade on Wednesday where they are expected to discuss “outstanding issues.” The will also talk about EU integration and the problems of importance for the promotion of regional cooperation, according to announcements ahead of the visit.

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Serbian FM says Croatia should be the first to withdraw lawsuit

The sequence of moves is clear – Croatia first filed a lawsuit against Serbia and should be the first to withdraw it, Serbian FM Ivan Mrkić has said. He explained that “this had been agreed on” in all his meetings with his Croatian colleague Vesna Pusić – “in other words, …

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Croatia backs Serbia and Macedonia on EU integration

Croatia stands strongly behind the EU perspective of all countries in the Western Balkans, including Serbia and Macedonia, stated Croatian President Ivo Josipovic. Josipovic spoke for the Bulgarian National Radio ahead of his Monday and Tuesday official visit to Sofia.

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Croatian president calls for mutual solution on Macedonian name issue

Croatian President Ivo Josipovic, after meeting his Macedonian counterpart Gjorge Ivanov in Skopje on Wednesday, encouraged both Macedonia and Greece to find mutual solution on the name issue. “The mechanisms in Europe work on consensus. A mutual solution has to be found and we will support whatever Greece

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No agreement between Croatia and Montenegro on Prevlaka peninsula

Croatian President Ivo Josipovic said on Tuesday that no agreement had yet been reached on the strategic Prevlaka peninsula, which both countries have claimed since the dissolution of Yugoslavia. After a meeting with his Montenegrin counterpart Filip Vujanovic, Josipovic said that the two governments were still actively trying to resolve the …

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Cyrillic signs in Vukovar taken down by Croatian veterans

The bilingual signs with Latin and Cyrillic script which were installed on the from the Vukovar government, police and tax administration buildings on Monday morning were taken down soon afterwards by several dozen Croatian veterans who defended the city which was devastated by Serb forces in the 1990s war.

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Serbian Deputy PM says Belgrade and Zagreb have the obligation to make violence impossible

Serbian Deputy prime minister Vucic said on Saturday that politicians in both Belgrade and Zagreb have “the obligation to make violence impossible”. “I’m convinced that our countries will never again confront each other,” Vucic said.

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