By Markus Salzmann, 14 January 2020
The Social Democrat unexpectedly won against incumbent Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, who ran for the right-wing Croatian Democratic Community.
By Markus Salzmann, 28 December 2019
All candidates are deeply hated and discredited among broad sections of the population. Turnout in the elections was barely 39 percent.
By Markus Salzmann, 13 December 2019
The catastrophic conditions in the Vucjak camp once again highlight the inhumane refugee policies of the European Union.
By Markus Salzmann, 5 December 2019
The teachers, on strike for over a month, are demanding increased wages and improved working conditions in schools and colleges.
By Clara Weiss, 23 July 2018
The almost complete silence of the Western media on the lineup of the Croatian political establishment and the national football team with the far-right stands in stark contrast to its campaign to vilify Russia, which hosted the World Cup.
By Markus Salzmann, 4 March 2017
After just four months in office, tensions inside the Croatian government coalition are mounting.
By Markus Salzmann, 26 September 2016
Only 54 percent, slightly more than half, of eligible voters took part in the election, 10 percent fewer than in the last election 10 months ago.
By Markus Salzmann, 11 June 2016
The collapse of the Oreskovic government has provoked a serious political crisis in the country.
By Markus Salzmann, 30 December 2015
The naming of Orešković was preceded by weeks of horse-trading between the right-wing HDZ and MOST and the former Stalinist SDP.
By Markus Salzmann, 12 November 2015
Four years ago the very existence of the right-wing Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) was in doubt. Now the HDZ is back as the winner of the parliamentary election due to the policies of the Social Democrats.
By Stefan Steinberg, 11 October 2014
Balkan countries that have joined the “coalition against IS” are whipping up anti-Islamist sentiment and introducing repressive legislation.
By Ognjen Markovic, 15 February 2014
The continent-wide austerity imposed by the EU is having a devastating effect on Croatia, which joined the bloc as its 28th member last July.
By Ognjen Markovic, 1 July 2013
Croatia joins the European Union today, under conditions of deepening austerity and continent-wide economic crisis.
By Paul Mitchell, 11 December 2012
The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia Appeals Court overturned the convictions of Croatian general Ante Gotovina and Assistant Interior Minister Mladen Markac.
By Markus Salzmann, 25 January 2012
Croatian voters approved the country’s joining the European Union in a referendum held on Sunday.
By Ante Dotto, 13 December 2011
The newly elected Social Democratic-led coalition in Croatia will step up the austerity measures demanded by the financial markets.
By Markus Salzmann, 9 November 2011
One month before the forthcoming general election in Croatia, the ruling party, the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), is embroiled in a deep political crisis.
By Markus Salzmann, 18 July 2011
The push by the Kosor government and Brussels for Croatia’s entry into the European Union is designed to make it a low-wage country for exploitation by major European businesses.
By Paul Mitchell, 22 April 2011
Last week, the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia in the Hague found two Croatian military leaders, General Ante Gotovina and Assistant Interior Minister Mladen Markac, guilty of war crimes and sentenced them to 24 years and 18 years imprisonment.
By Markus Salzmann, 15 April 2011
Political and social unrest has increased in the Balkan region during the past weeks and months.
By Markus Salzmann, 22 March 2011
The people of Croatia have launched a wave of protests against drastically deteriorating social conditions, a savage austerity programme and corruption on the part of top-ranking politicians.
By Markus Salzmann, 19 August 2009
Irrespective of the political composition of the various Balkan state governments, they are uniformly reacting to the economic crisis by shifting the entire burden onto the backs of the broad masses of the population.