Signs of protest: Croatian war veterans  protesting  in Zagreb in April  against plans for the official use of the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet in the Croatian town of Vukovar. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty

At Vukovar the swift-flowing Danube is all that separates Croatia from Serbia. From midnight tomorrow this will also be where the EU meets the rest of(...)

President Michael Higgins, left, reviews Croatian honor guards with his Croatian counterpart Ivo Josipovic, right, in Zagreb, Croatia. President Higgins is on three day official visit to Croatia. Photograph: Damir Sencar/AP Photo

The EU can help Croatia deal with its past conflicts in the same way it helped Ireland deal with the conflict in the North, President Michael D Higgin(...)

President Michael D. Higgins with his wife Sabina pictured at Bloom in the Phoenix Park at the weekend before his official visit to Croatia. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins is beginning an official visit to Croatia today which will focus on cultural, economic and trade links. Mr Higgins will me(...)