Croatia's conservatives were poised to remain in power after winning a snap election, nearly complete results showed Monday, but will have to begin coalition talks to form a government after falling short of a majority.Full Story
Croatians began voting Sunday in a snap election whose outcome might prolong political uncertainty in the EU's newest member, which had shifted to the right under previous conservative governments.Full Story
The main party in Croatia's fragile ruling coalition announced Tuesday it would file a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, in a move likely to lead to snap elections.
After weeks of political turmoil, the conservative HDZ party announced it would seeking the motion against Oreskovic, a non-partisan premier who came to power in January.Full Story
Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Wednesday demanded the EU implement a clear policy on migrants as she and two other Balkan heads of state visited a flashpoint area on the Greece-Macedonia border.
"EU should be clear in its policy towards migrants and take care of those who have the right to asylum, who are fleeing war," Grabar-Kitarovic said after visiting a reception center in Gevgelija on Macedonia's southeastern border with Greece.Full Story
U.N. war crimes judges have ordered an indefinite halt to the trial of Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic who is suffering from brain cancer, according to a ruling released Tuesday.
In a majority decision, the judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found that Hadzic "is currently unfit to stand trial".Full Story
European Union member Croatia is from Friday limiting the number of migrants entering the country to 580 a day, following a similar decision from neighboring Slovenia, a police spokeswoman told AFP.
"Slovenia informed us on Thursday evening that they can receive 580 migrants daily and we have informed our colleagues in Serbia about it. We will stick to that figure also," Croatian police spokeswoman Jelena Bikic said.Full Story
Bosnian police on Wednesday arrested five wartime officers and an ex-politician, all ethnic Serbs, suspected of involvement in the deaths of hundreds of civilians during the country's 1990s conflict.
"These people are suspected of implementing, as senior military officials... the expulsion of some 5,000 Muslim and Croat civilians from Kotor Varos," a northwestern town, the prosecutor's office said in a statement.Full Story
Croatia's political parties faced tough negotiations Monday to cobble together a government after the conservative opposition won a narrow election victory, heightening uncertainty in a country battling the migration crisis and recession.
The tight result means it could take weeks of horse-trading to cobble together a new government following the country's first election since joining the European Union.Full Story
Croatia's rival political blocs were on track to take an equal share of seats in parliament, an exit poll showed Sunday, after a general election overshadowed by the migrant crisis and a sluggish economy.
If the exit poll is correct, intense negotiations are likely to ensue over the formation of the next government, which will be under pressure to push through much-needed reforms and oversee the transit of tens of thousands of migrants through the small EU country.Full Story
Croatians vote in a general election Sunday as the nation faces an ongoing influx of refugees -- a crisis that rival political camps have tried to exploit, while lacking concrete policy pledges to kickstart the sluggish economy.
After four years of a center-left coalition government and six years of recession, the right-wing opposition is bidding to return to power in the country's first general elections since joining the European Union in 2013.Full Story