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Northern Ireland suffer seedings blow in World Cup bid.

Northern Ireland’s quest to reach next summer’s World Cup has suffered a blow after Denmark usurped them in the Fifa rankings, meaning Michael O’Neill’s side will be unseeded in Tuesday’s play-off draw. Defeat to Germany and Norway in their final two group games, coupled with Denmark beating ...

- City AM - UK

Serbia 'ready for trilateral meeting with Croatia, Bosnia'.

Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday in Belgrade that Serbia is ready to hold a trilateral meeting of representatives Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. According to the Serbian president, this meeting "may be the most important one for our countries, but also for the entire region of the Western Balkans."

- B92 - SK

Gordon Ramsay: 'Culinary Genius' in Cannes.

Gordon Ramsay put TV buyers through their paces in Cannes, today, Monday. At an event organised by All3Media, which backs his Studio Ramsay production company, the chef and presenter called TV acquisition executives from Australia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, and Hong Kong to the stage whereupon they had to compete in a ...

- Variety - US

Croatia Police Search Agrokor Boss Home, Arrest Associates.

Croatian police on Monday searched the home of Ivica Todoric, founder of the troubled company Agrokor, while he is abroad – and arrested some of his former associates.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Modric and Bale enjoying contrasting fortunes in Madrid.

MADRID - Gareth Bale may have scored more decisive goals for Real Madrid than Luka Modric since the pair swapped Tottenham for the Spanish capital, but the Croatian midfielder has proved far more popular to Real fans than his team mate.

- - AU

Nadal edges out Cilic to reach Shanghai Masters final.

SHANGHAI, Oct 14 — World number one Rafael Nadal squeezed past Marin Cilic into the Shanghai Masters final with a 7-5 7-6 victory over the big-serving Croatian today. Nadal, runner-up in 2009, was pushed hard by the battling fourth seed,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Cohesion funds rank high in Poland's public investments.

Cohesion policy makes up 61.17% of all Polish public investment, one of the highest rates in the EU. It is topped only by Portugal, Croatia and Lithuania, according to a European Commission report that highlighted cohesion funds as a major investment driver in many EU regions.

- EurActive - UK

War Crimes Trial Documentation Centre Opens in Croatia.

The new Transitional Justice Centre in the Croatian town of Pula will display documents, films and photos from cases at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Rightist Presence on Croatian Education Council Alarms Critics.

The number of right-wing Catholic nominees to Croatia's new national council on education has alarmed critics – who complain that the criteria under which they were proposed are unclear.

- Balkan Insight - UK

How to see Skradinski Buk in Croatia.

Skradinski Buk is the longest waterfall on Croatia's Krka river.

- Matador Network - US

No more Chinese interest as Wu duo falls.

CHINESE players’ journey at this year’s Shanghai Rolex Masters came to an end after Wu Di and Wu Yibing lost their second-round doubles match 6-7 , 3-6 to the seventh-seeded pair Oliver Marach of Austria and Mate Pavic of Croatia yesterday. “We were comparatively weak in seizing key points, and this was ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Bulgaria Among 20 EU Countries to Establish Prosecutor's Office

The Council of EU has been given approval to regulate establishment of European Public Prosecutor's Office , a new prosecution, which will deal with financial crimes. Accordingly, EU member 20 countries will establish a Luxembourg-based EU prosecutor's office until 2020. European Public Prosecutor's Office for EU will be ...

- Novinite - BG

Croats win: Belgrade's largest indoors venue to be renamed

The naming rights sponsorship over the Belgrade Arena will be granted to Croatia-based Atlantic Grupa , the city has announced. The Serbian capital's largest indoors sports and conference venue will thus for the next five years be known as the Stark Arena - after the Serbia-based company Stark , which is now owned by ...

- B92 - SK

Croat Clothing Brand Profits From Tito Nostalgia

A new Croatian urban clothing company is turning the slogans and emblems of the long-gone communist era into a fashion statement.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Szijjártó: Hungary Prepared To Use 'Toughest' Diplomatic Means To Defend Interests

Hungary will not shy away from using the toughest diplomatic means to defend its interests, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in an interview to Transylvanian newspaper Krónika. He noted that Hungary does not support Croatia's bid to join the OECD as long as Croatia introduces measures that harm the economic ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Croatian Historians Oppose Bans on Fascist, Communist Symbols

A group of historians launched a petition against a government-appointed body that is examining how to deal with the legacy of Croatia's pro-Nazi and Communist regimes, arguing against banning their symbols.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Croatia is Readying to Join Eurozone, Minister Says

Croatia's government and central bank say the time is right for the country to introduce the euro in few years' time, with citizens already doing most of their calculations in this currency.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Atletico Madrid defender Sime Vrsaljko avoids serious hamstring injury before Barcelona clash

Atletico Madrid have confirmed that right-back Sime Vrsaljko is suffering from muscle fatigue following Croatia's 2-0 win over Ukraine in Kiev.

- - UK

Why Croatia's President Tudjman Imitated General Franco

Franjo Tudjman said he developed a model of post-war reconciliation based on a monument built by Spanish fascist leader Franco - but at the memorial near Madrid, experts say the Croatian got it wrong.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Croatian Parliament to Investigate How Agrokor Failed

After an agreement between the two biggest political parties, the Croatian parliament will set up an investigative committee to shed light on what happened to fallen economic giant Agrokor.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Ukrinform: Ukraine loses to Croatia, not to play at World Cup 2018

Croatia beat Ukraine 2:0 in the final World Cup qualifier in Kyiv on Oct. 9 night. The post Ukrinform: Ukraine loses to Croatia, not to play at World Cup 2018 appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Croatia keen to introduce euro in 2022

Croatia wants to introduce the Euro as an official currency by 2022, according to a strategy prepared by the country's national bank, reports Croatian media. The strategy will be officially published at the end of October and would spark a public debate about how to reduce public debt to fit eurozone criteria. Croatia is ...

- EU Observer - EU

Bosnian Croat Fighter Jailed for Wartime Rape

Former Croatian Defence Council fighter Jozo Djojic was sentenced to six years in prison for committing a war crime after being found guilty of raping a woman in the Odzak area in 1992.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Agrokor Manager Files Crime Charges Against Todoric

After revealing all the debts owed by Croatia's troubled economic giant, Agrokor, the company's state-appointed manager has confirmed filing a criminal charge against the former management, including the owner, Ivica Todoric.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Ukraine not to play at World Cup 2018 in Russia after losing home game to Croatia

Ukraine were defeated 0:2 by Croatia in Kyiv Monday night in the decisive round of the group qualification stage of World Cup 2018.


Croatia receives proposals for fighter aircraft

On 3 October the deadline for the submission of proposals for a fighter aircraft for Croatia expired, 75 days after they were requested on 20 July. Evaluation of the proposals received is expected to take two months, looking at aircraft capabilities, the partnership with the proposing country, the

- Jane’s - US

Albanians Demand Animal Rights Law After Seeing Cruel Video

Disgusted by footage of a dog being beaten to death, Albanian animal rights activists are demanding a new law against animal cruelty – after Croatia changed its laws on Wednesday.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Report: EU exports to Russia drop by €30bn

A report by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research, out on Friday, says mutual sanctions between the EU and Russia have led to export losses of around €30 billion - or a decrease by some 10.7 percent from 2014 to 2016. Cypriot companies saw a 34.5 percent drop, followed by firms from Greece , Croatia and Germany at ...

- EU Observer - EU

Croatia Marks 26 Years of Break from Yugoslavia

On October 8, Croatia marks the anniversary of the 1991 declaration confirming the earlier proclamation of independence and terminating all ties with the Yugoslav state.

- Balkan Insight - UK

EU medicines agency reveals new home preferences

Staff said they preferred to move to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Milan, or Vienna. More than 70% said they would quit if the agency moved to Athens, Bratislava, Bucharest, Helsinki, Malta, Sofia, Warsaw, or Zagreb.

- EU Observer - EU

Bosnian-Croatian spying dispute probably a distraction created by Croatia to deflect attention from upcoming war-crimes ruling

Event The Croatian weekly Nacional published two reports in recent weeks claiming that Bosnia's intelligence agency had conducted illegal surveillance of Bosnian Croat and Croatian businesspersons. However, this was denied by Bosnian Minister of

- Jane’s - US

At UN assembly, Croatia calls for treating migrants humanely while also tackling 'root causes'

Croatia, a major way-station on the path of tens of thousands of refugees from the Middle East and Asia in 2015, called from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today for a holistic approach that respects migrants' rights while tackling the root causes of their flight

- UN - INT