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(...)

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(...)

Andrej Plenkovic, president of Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), during an election rally in Zagreb, Croatia, yesterday. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

 Croatia votes in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday, but it is unlikely to deliver strong leadership for a country facing chronic economic (...)

HDZ leader Tomislav Karamarko  celebrates the party’s achievement in securing the most seats in Croatia’s general election. The party had expected to win more decisively, however. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Croatia could face a period of political paralysis, hampering efforts to tackle the migration crisis and fix a fragile economy, after elections left t(...)

Croatian prime minister Zoran Milanovic and his wife, Sanja, after casting their votes in Zagreb. Milanovic’s SDP is accused of being soft on migrants.   Photograph: EPA/Igor Kupljenik

Croatia’s ruling Social Democrats and their main opposition, the conservative Patriotic Coalition, appeared to tie in an election on Sunday, one exit (...)

Migrants board a train after making their way through the countryside and crossing the Hungarian-Croatian border near the village of Zakany in Hungary to continue their trip to north. Hungary said it will shut its border with Croatia at midnight. Photograph: Hanna Sonia/AFP/Getty

Hungary has said it will close its southern border with Croatia from midnight, pressing ahead with a unilateral crackdown on the flow of migrants. The(...)

Migrants and refugees walk to board a bus after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija on Thursday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty

Central European interior ministers will call for tough measures today to restrict the flow of migrants into the region, in joint efforts to tighten(...)

Croatian prime minister Zoran Milanovic (centre) with armed forces officers during a visit to the  migrant transit camp in Opatovac. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Croatia’s prime minister Zoran Milanovic has rejected the possibility of talks with Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban over his threat to seal their c(...)

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