Latest Croatia government News

After a failed bid to become prime minister, Croatia's president says he'll run for a second term

Jun. 26, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's President Zoran Milanović said on Wednesday that he plans to seek a second five-year term at a presidential election expected later this year, months after his failed bid to become the prime minister. Milanović told reporters that he expects...

Croatia gets new government with a far-right party included ahead of European parliamentary vote

May. 17, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers on Friday voted into office a new government that marks a tilt to the right in another European Union nation ahead of the 27-nation bloc's parliamentary election next month. Although it is still dominated by conservative Croatian Democratic...

Croatia conservative leader Plenkovic appointed as prime minister-designate for third term

May. 10, 2024 18:31 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian conservative leader Andrej Plenkovic was formally appointed prime minister-designate on Friday for a third consecutive term after he forged an alliance with an extreme right party following an inconclusive election. Plenkovic's ruling Croatian...

Croatia ruling conservatives will form government with a far-right group after inconclusive election

May. 08, 2024 10:58 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia ’s ruling conservatives on Wednesday agreed to form a coalition with an extreme party, which would push the country further to the right ahead of next month's European parliamentary election. The governing Croatian Democratic Union, or HDZ, and the...

EU Council adopts a plan worth 6 billion euros for Western Balkans to speed up enlargement process

May. 07, 2024 05:46 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU countries approved a plan worth 6 billion euros ($6.45 billion) to support Western Balkan states on Tuesday aimed at accelerating reforms and economic growth in the region, as they seek future membership in the bloc. The Council of the European Union said the...