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Croatia: Upwsing Depends on Return of Investors

Vedrana Jelusic, head of EBRD Croatia, thinks that Croatia benefits from the joining the EU. Introducing the euro is no issue yet, she told “Wirtschaftsblatt”.

August 3, 2013

S&P: Croatia Downgraded Again

The rating agency puts the outlook on Croatia from „stable“ to „negative“. The rating remains unchanged.

August 2, 2013

Summit of Former Yugoslav Countries

Balkan leaders meet to support EU Accession.

July 26, 2013

Croatia Might Join Schengen Zone in Three Years

Croatia to start procedures for no-passport zone in 2015.

July 25, 2013

Croatia Receives Major Loan from EIB

The European Investment Bank grants a € 250m loan for the new EU member.

July 23, 2013

Bulgaria: South Stream Offers 6,000 New Jobs

South Stream Bulgaria´s CEO Georgi Gegov stresses the economic effect of the new gas pipeline from Russia to Western Europe.

July 18, 2013

CNB Expects Croatian GDP to Contract Remarkably

The Croatian National Bank forecasts a GDP decline of 1.0% in 2013.

July 17, 2013

Erste Group Bank AG - SWOT Analysis & Company Report

This report contains in depth information and data about Erste Group and its operations and markets. It contains a company overview, business and strategy description, financial ratios, valuation & forecast data, SWOT analysis, plus data on key events.

July 12, 2013

Dispute about Ina in Hungary and Croatia Escalates

The Croatian prosecution is once more investigating due to bribe payment to former Prime Minister Sanader. Head of Mol, Hernadi, is faced with a possible detention order.

July 11, 2013

Croatia: Majority of Croatian Citizens Approve of EU Membership

67.1 percent of Croatians support country's membership in EU.

July 9, 2013

CEE Slowly Escapes Economic Crisis

Slovenia, Croatia and the Czech Republic have slipped into recession. Experts are particularly worried about the newest EU member.

July 4, 2013

CESEE: GDP Growth in 2013 Weakest Since 2009

CESEE financial markets influenced by global liquidity debate.

July 4, 2013

Croatia To Issue Licenses for Exploration of Oil and Gas

Croatia plans to issue lucrative concession for the production of oil and gas from 2014 on.

July 2, 2013

Faymann: Croatians Realistic With EU Membership

Austrians have a positive attitude towards Croatia’s new membership.

July 1, 2013

Croatia’s EU Accession as a Chance For Austria

Soon, there are more than 1,000 Austrian businesses operating in Croatia and the volume of trade is supposed to increase.

June 18, 2013

Lopatka: "EU Enlargement is a Driver for Reforms and Rule Of Law"

State Secretary Lopatka on DARUM EUROPA information tour.

June 18, 2013

Croatia: Agrokor Becomes Biggest Retailer in SEE

After the take-over of Slovenian chain of retail stores Mercator, Croatian corporation Agrokor employs 60,000 persons in the region of former Yugoslavia.

June 18, 2013

Slovenia: Mercator to be Finally Sold

It is the ninth sale attempt for Slovenian trade chain Mercator today, but it could be finally sealed. Croatian corporation Agrokor is the interested party. A dozen owners will decide about the retail chain’s fate.

June 14, 2013

Marihart President of CEFS

CEO Johann Marihart elected President of the European Association of Sugar Producers (CEFS) for a further three years.

June 12, 2013

United States Will Always Keep Its Eye on the Balkans

Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic met with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Riker.

June 10, 2013

WKO Export Day in Vienna

On June 20, the Export Day (Exporttag) of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) will take place in Vienna. Economic delegates from all over the world will be present.

June 8, 2013

Croatia to Expect Disciplinary Procedure by EU

The Ex-Yugoslavian country has to face harder scrutinizing than its CESEE peers which joined the EU in the last decade.

June 5, 2013

Croatia: OMV Closed Sale

OMV concluded the sale of 62 gas stations in Croatia.

June 4, 2013

Zagreb: In-depth Analysis of SEE Infrastructure Development Plans

Many countries of Southeast Europe are outlining ambitious infrastructure development plans within transport, social, energy and environmental projects.

June 1, 2013

Erste Group Claimed of Being Interested in Croatian Banks

There are rumors of the taking over of Hypo Croatia and HPB. However, the banks deny the speculations.

May 29, 2013

Commission to Publish Reform Recommendations

24 countries, among them Austria, will receive recommendations for reforms by the EU Commission.

May 28, 2013

Croatia: PM Anxious About Country’s Image

Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic announced that Croatia had to fight hard for its reputation within the European Union.

May 27, 2013

Croatia: Plans For Croatian Airlines’ Bankruptcy

The Croatian government has started planning in case of its national carrier declaring bankruptcy.

May 21, 2013

Croatia: PM Warns Of Croatia Airlines’ Downfall

Prime Minister Milanovic stresses the need to make changes to guarantee a future for the airline company.

May 17, 2013

Croatia‘s and Hungary‘s Fight About Oil Company Ina

The dispute between core shareholders of Croatian oil producer Ina has started anew.

May 17, 2013

Turmoil At Croatian Airlines

Employees of the carrier have been on strike for the third day in a row. Numerous flights, including air travels to Austria, had to be cancelled.

May 16, 2013

Austria: EU Competition Authority to Search Agrana

The European competition authority has paid a visit to listed starch and sugar producer Agrana in April.

May 15, 2013

Austria: Labor Restrictions for Croatian Citizens

The Austrian Foreign Ministry announced to use the maximum transitional period of seven years before Croatian citizens can enter the Austrian labor market.

May 15, 2013

Poland: PZU to Acquire Croatia Osiguranje

After years of looking for an opportunity to invest further, PZU, Poland’s major state-owned insurance company, is focusing on aquiring a controlling stake in Croatia Osiguranje.

May 14, 2013

CEESE: Economic Growth Stagnant

Orban claims Hungary is the country with the highest growth rate in CEE/CESEE next year.

May 10, 2013

Croatia in No Hurry To Introduce Euro

Croatia would keep the national currency and is in no hurry to introduce the Euro.

May 10, 2013

Serbia: „Dependent on EU“

Serbia hopes to be able and make the next steps toward an EU membership.

May 7, 2013

Croatia: Pushing Ahead With Croatia Airlines Restructuring

Despite of protests of employees restructuring measures will be continued.

May 3, 2013

Croatia Airlines To Cancel Flights After Staff Went On Sick Leave

Croatia Airlines had to cancel 13 flights on May 1, after 25% of the airlines staff went on a sick leave, in what the heads of the airline consider a protest against changes to employment conditions.

May 2, 2013

Vienna: Infrastructure & Construction Summit Brings Together All Balkan Countries

Government ministers from Austria and various Balkan countries will be discussing infrastructure and construction in the region at a two-day summit in Vienna at the end of May.

April 30, 2013 · Sponsored Content

Croatia: Trying to Sell Croatia Airlines

Croatia is starting an attempt to try and sell a stake of troubled Croatia Airlines (CA).

April 25, 2013

Croatia: Greece As A Threat To 2013 Tourism

Last year Croatian tourism proceeds increased 3.2 % on a year-on-year comparision. However, with Greek tourism expected to rebound to pre-crisis standards, the country fears to be left behind in the competition.

April 22, 2013

Croatia Looking at EU Through Rose-Tinted Glasses

On July 1, Croatia will be joining the EU as 28th member state. Croatia is the first country after the economic crisis to become a member of the Union.

April 17, 2013

Post AG Affiliate to Expand in Croatia

Croatian affiliate of Austrian Post AG, Weber Escal & Post d.o.o., intends further expansion on the Croatian market.

April 17, 2013

Croatia to Sell HPB and Croatia Osiguranje

Croatia’s seventh biggest bank and biggest insurance company will soon be privatized. The selling of the stakes is supposed to generate up to € 300m for the state budget.

April 11, 2013

"Croatia is Paving the Way for the Entire Balkans"

Austria’s Vice Chancellor advocates the commission’s assessment and is looking forward to welcoming Croatia as a new EU member.

March 29, 2013

Commission Praises Croatia’s Progress

Croatia has fullfilled all criteria for the EU accession on July 1, 2013.

March 26, 2013

Croatia: Sluggish Economic Recovery

The improvement in the financing conditions in international financial markets in the second half of 2012 mitigated the risks to Croatias financial stability to an extent.

March 25, 2013

"Croatia Will Not Benefit From Joining The EU"

Croatia will join the European Union as the 28th member state in a few months. Economists criticize the country for not carrying out enough reforms and only focusing on tourism.

March 22, 2013

EU Budget to be Increased

Because of Croatia’s EU entry on July 1, 2013 the budget has to be elevated

March 18, 2013