About: Croatia

UN official ‘concerned’ about denial of access to asylum procedures in Croatia

The Croatian government must ‘urgently’ address reports suggesting it is denying access to asylum procedures in the country, a high-ranking official from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) told EURACTIV Croatia in an interview.
Economy & Jobs 21-10-2019

There is no crisis, we expect growth in 2020, says Germany’s Altmaier

In an interview with EURACTIV Croatia, German Federal Economy Minister Peter Altmaier spoke about the forthcoming EU presidencies of Croatia and Germany, the controversial zero growth ('Schwarze Null'), and the cooperation with the Western Balkan states.
EU Elections 2019 30-11-2018

Géraldine Schwarz: ‘My grandmother was fascinated by Hitler’

Understanding the history of average people during the Second World War fills in the gaps in collective memory, which are often exploited by the far right in Europe. This is the argument made by Les Amnésiques (“The Amnesiacs”), which was awarded the 2018 European Book Prize and reads like a novel. EURACTIV France reports.    
Enlargement 20-01-2017

Croatian PM: EU-hopeful countries need motivation to continue with reform

The European Union must find the right narrative to address the frustrations of the Balkan countries, which are losing hope of joining the bloc as EU appetite for enlargement fades, said Croatia Prime Minister Andrej Plenković in an interview with EURACTIV.com in Davos.
Development Policy 07-01-2015

Mimica: ‘There cannot be a sustainable foreign and security policy without a clear development contribution’

We are starting the most important year for development processes, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Economy & Jobs 14-02-2011

Polish Minister: EU budget will be ‘sign of our ambitions’

The upcoming Polish EU Presidency will be a time when we can talk about the principles of the future budget – a modern, ambitious budget, Poland's State Secretary for European Affairs Miko?aj Dowgielewicz told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Energy 12-11-2010

MEP: Serbs think they’re top dogs in Balkans

Many Serbs feel they are superior in South Eastern Europe and feel offended that Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union first, Hungarian centre-right MEP György Schöpflin (European People's Party), shadow rapporteur on Serbia, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Med & South 30-03-2010

Füle: ‘I’m enjoying every minute of my work as commissioner’

By the end of his term in 2014, Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle hopes to have achieved enough to end talk of "enlargement fatigue" and help EU citizens to see more clearly the benefits of an enlarged Europe.
Enlargement 25-01-2010

Professor: ‘Serbia’s past is hindering its future’

Defining responsibility for war crimes and genuinely confronting its recent past will help Serbia to clear the way for EU accession, Miroljub Radojkovi?, professor of journalism at the University of Belgrade, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Med & South 19-12-2008

Topolánek: ‘My government is not fighting for survival’

The EU doesn't need to worry about internal political in-fighting in the Czech Republic during its upcoming EU Presidency as the country has seen much worse in times past, Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek told EURACTIV Czech Republic in an exclusive interview.
Enlargement 16-10-2008

Commissioner Rehn: No enlargement ‘sabbatical’ after Irish ‘no’

The uncertain fate of the Lisbon Treaty will not delay the EU's enlargement as both processes are not directly linked, Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn told EURACTIV Czech Republic. But Rehn is confident that the new treaty will be in place ahead of Croatia's likely accession in 2010.