About: Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic

Six EU countries – and counting – back out from the global migration pact

Bulgaria has become the sixth EU country after Hungary, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Croatia to signal that it will not sign the global migration agreement at a ceremony in Morocco in December.
Enlargement 15-02-2018

Serbia, Croatia differ on past but agree to look to the future

This week's talks between Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and her visiting Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vučić, produced few spectacular results. But analysts say that coming face to face was a good start, particularly for the EU hopeful Serbia.
Freedom of thought 26-01-2018

Croatia’s media freedom in jeopardy as delegation returns for second visit

The issue of media freedom in Croatia has earned the EU's newest member the dubious honour of being visited twice in as many years by a team of press freedom organisation representatives. Upon return, they said the situation has improved but serious concerns remain.
Enlargement 15-03-2017

Romania and Croatia declare support for more EU enlargement

Croatia and Romania share a similar vision on most European issues, including enlargement and the eastern partnership, according to the countries’ foreign ministers, who met in Bucharest yesterday (14 March). EURACTIV Romania reports.
17-06-2016

Croatia’s right-wing government falls

Croatia's government fell Thursday (17 June) after Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic lost a confidence vote in parliament, in a serious blow to the country's nationalist rulers after only five months in power.
Elections 29-04-2016

Pro-Nazi nostalgia flourishes under new Croatia government

"Nostalgia" for a pro-Nazi past, spurning of ethnic minorities and pressure on the press: Croatian activists say an alarming climate of intolerance is taking hold under a new conservative government.
Enlargement 12-04-2016

Tensions grow over Serbian accession talks

Croatia’s refusal to agree to the opening of Chapter 23 in Serbia’s EU accession negotiations has heightened tensions between the two countries, which, over the past six months, have grown significantly cooler. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 04-04-2016

Seselj acquitted: Balkans outraged, Belgrade conflicted

The acquittal of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Šešelj by the Hague Tribunal sparked outcry in the wider region of former Yugoslavia region, while the reaction in Serbia was quite mild. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Elections 24-12-2015

Croatian president nominates pharmaceutical exec as next PM

Croatia's president yesterday (23 December) designated pharmaceutical executive Tihomir Oreškovi? to become prime minister, nominating a technocrat put forward by conservatives and a reformist party after weeks of talks following an inconclusive election.
Elections 16-12-2015

Croatia hopes for new government by Christmas

Nearly a month on from its parliamentary elections, Croatia may finally be a step closer to having a government, with the third party option destined to decide the country’s future political landscape.
Enlargement 03-04-2015

Hague court heightens tensions between Serbia and Croatia

The decisions of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), first to set free an indicted war criminal, and then to request his return to The Hague, have heightened tensions between Serbia and Croatia. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Elections 12-01-2015

Centre-right candidate wins Croatian presidential election by thin margin

Croatia's conservative opposition won a narrow presidential victory yesterday (11 January), capitalising on popular discontent over economic decline and setting down a marker for parliamentary elections later in the year.