Croatian government and EU intensify violence against refugees

By Branko Krasnic, 12 December 2020

Croatia’s border with Bosnia and Herzegovina has for years been notorious for violence against migrants and asylum seekers as part of the EU’s “Fortress Europe” policy.

Social Democrat Milanović wins presidential election in Croatia

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.

Croatia: Right-wing Social Democrat wins first round of presidential elections

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.

Catastrophic conditions for refugees on Croatian border as authorities close camp

By Markus Salzmann, 13 December 2019

The catastrophic conditions in the Vucjak camp once again highlight the inhumane refugee policies of the European Union.

Thousands of teachers strike in Croatia

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.

Croatia’s performance at World Cup used to promote far-right

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.

Crisis of right-wing Croatian government deepens over coalition

By Markus Salzmann, 4 March 2017

After just four months in office, tensions inside the Croatian government coalition are mounting.

Croatian parliamentary election fails to resolve political crisis

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.

Croatian government collapses after four months

By Markus Salzmann, 11 June 2016

The collapse of the Oreskovic government has provoked a serious political crisis in the country.

Drug company boss is new head of Croatian government

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.

Political stalemate following Croatian parliamentary election

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.

Balkan states back US war in the Middle East

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.

EU imposes harsh austerity on Croatia, its newest member

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.

The lure of membership fades as Croatia joins the European Union

By Ognjen Markovic, 1 July 2013

Croatia joins the European Union today, under conditions of deepening austerity and continent-wide economic crisis.

Croatian war criminals released after appeal by Western military chiefs

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.

Croatia: Referendum paves way for EU accession

By Markus Salzmann, 25 January 2012

Croatian voters approved the country’s joining the European Union in a referendum held on Sunday.

New Croatian government to implement big business measures

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.

Croatia’s ruling party in crisis

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.

EU concludes negotiations over Croatia’s accession

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.

Croatian conviction casts light on US responsibility for war crimes

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.

Rising social protests in the Balkans

By Markus Salzmann, 15 April 2011

Political and social unrest has increased in the Balkan region during the past weeks and months.

Protests continue in Croatia

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.

Balkan governments introduce harsh austerity measures

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.