A square in the medieval old town of Dubrovnik in Croatia. Photograph: Darko Bandic/AP

Croatia is leading efforts in southeastern Europe to salvage something of the summer holiday season for countries that fear the coronavirus crisis wil(...)

General view of the damage in the streets following an earthquake in Zagreb, on Sunday. An magnitude 5.3 earthquake has shaken Croatia damaging buildings and cutting off electricity in a number of neighborhoods. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake in Croatia has injured at least 17 people, caused significant damage to the capital, Zagreb, and complicated the country’s (...)

European Council president Charles Michel (left), European Parliament president David Sassoli (back to camera), Greek prime minister Kyriákos Mitsotákis and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen  look out of the window of a helicopter during a flight over Evros, at the Greek-Turkish border in northern Greece, on Tuesday. Photograph: Dimitris Papamitsos/EPA/Greek prime minister’s office

European Union leaders have given a show of support for Athens, describing Greece as Europe’s “shield” in deterring migrants, despite questions from t(...)

Police stand guard outside a hotel  put under quarantine for coronavirus in the town of Adeje, Tenerife, on Tuesday.  Photograph: EPA

A number of Irish citizens in Tenerife have contacted the Department of Foreign Affairs after a hotel on the island was placed under quarantine when I(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen greets Croatia’s prime  minister Andrej Plenkovic at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Every new presidency of the EU has its own flavour, its own national initiative to mark it out from the rest and to be remembered by. Croatia, a grou(...)

Croatia prime minister Andrej Plenkovic (right) looks on next to EU council president Charles Michel, during their meeting in Zagreb, Croatia  January 9th. Photograph:  Denis Lovrovic/AFP via Getty

Ireland is not alone among EU states preoccupied with borders dividing its people. What Brexit may yet do to the island, accession to the EU seven yea(...)

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(...)

  Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic: has faced criticism for pandering to the Croatian far right. Photograph: Antonio Bat

Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic faces a tough fight to retain power in an election run-off on Sunday, as the country braces for a possible(...)

Croatian prime minister Andrej Plenkovic has outlined a “very intensive and dynamic” start to the country’s presidency of the EU. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Croatia will take over the presidency of the European Union for the first time on January 1st, for a six-month stint that is likely to be dominated b(...)

Hungarian prime minister Victor Orban: “We have come to a good decision, so far . . . We’ll see what happens.”  Photograph:  Aris Oikonomou

European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen laid out her “political guidelines” to Hungarian premier Viktor Orban on Thursday and told hi(...)

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