Croatia’s prime minister Andrej Plenkovic waves the national flag as he celebrates election victory with party members in Zagreb. Photograph: AP

Croatian prime minister Andrej Plenkovic has started talks to secure a parliamentary majority for a new government led by his conservative Croatian De(...)

Andrej Plenkovic, Croatia’s prime minister, casts his ballot in Zagreb. Photograph: AP

Croatia’s ruling conservatives have won its parliamentary election, according to the first exit polls from voting that took place as a new rise in cor(...)

Cyclists  in front an election poster   of Croatian prime minister Andrej Plenkovic. He has been accused  of endangering public health by calling the election during a pandemic. Photograph:    Antonio Bat/EPA

Croatia’s two main parties are neck-and-neck in polls before Sunday’s parliamentary election, which will be dominated by concerns over coronavirus and(...)

Zoran Milanovic and his wife Sanja Music Milanovic celebrate following the initial results in Croatia’s presidential election. Photograph: Denis Lovrovic/AFP via Getty

Conservative Croatian prime minister Andrej Plenkovic has predicted a “hard cohabitation” with incoming leftist president Zoran Milanovic, as the coun(...)

Croatia’s president  Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic poses for a picture with her husband, Jakov Kitarovic, during an election rally in Zagreb. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

Croatia will vote in a tight presidential election race on Sunday, with incumbent conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic under pressure from left and r(...)

Former Conservative  MP  Ann Widdecombe   with colleagues from the Brexit Party celebrate it success in the EU elections in London on Monday. Photograph: Tolga AkmenAFP/Getty Images

AUSTRIA The conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz shrugged off 10 days of crisis, and his impending dismissal as chancellor, to finish (...)

PSD leader Liviu Dragnea speaks during a press conference in Bucharest on Sunday after the closure of polling stations for the Europan parliament elections. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

Romanians have delivered a rebuke to their ruling Social Democrats (PSD) by strongly backing opposition parties in the European elections and voting i(...)

 Croatian citizens at a political rally in  Zagreb. Photograph: Antonio Bat/ EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Manfred Weber, her compatriot and leader of the European People’s Party (EPP), rejected nationalism and advocated (...)

Rabbi of the Jewish community in Croatia, Luciano Mose Prelevic (left) and  Ognjen Kraus, the co-ordinator of the country’s Jewish communities,   lay a wreath at at the site of the Jasenovac concentration camp  on April 15th. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

When Croatian officials gather on Friday at the site of the Jasenovac concentration camp, where the country’s 1940s fascist regime slaughtered tens of(...)

Bodyguards protect Serbia’s prime minister Aleksandar Vucic during unrest at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre on July 11th. Photograph: Ivan Sebalj/Avaz/Reuters

This has been a long, hot summer of powerful and painful memories in the Balkans, and it has made some people fear for the region’s future. On a swel(...)

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