Events for April
M T W T F S S
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Videos


Polls

  • In Croatian Times I want more info on:
  • show result

    all polls


Croatia real estate


Slovenia threatens Croatia's EU entry

Croatian Times

An ongoing banking row with Slovenia is threatening to jeopardise Croatia’s entry to the EU, reports Deutsche Welle.

According to the paper, Slovenia could refuse to sign the ratification document Croatia needs to join the bloc on July 1st.

The row goes back to the early 1990s and the collapse of Yugoslavia when Slovenian bank Ljubljanska Banka was unable to pay off its debts.

The debt was taken on by the Croatian government and two Croatian banks paid off the debts.

Now Croatia wants Slovenia to pay it back but the country has refused and threatened to block Croatia’s EU entry.

Political analyst Denis Romac with Croatian newspaper Novi believes it is in Slovenia's interests to be the only former Yugoslavian state to be an EU member.

"It's not just about the symbolism, it's about the concrete economic advantages," he says.

"Slovenia was the EU's gateway to the western Balkans, and Ljubljana profited from that a lot.

"Now that lucrative role will be taken over by Croatia."




Tag cloud debts  interests  Ljubljanska  profited  advantages  Slovenia  western  Novi  role  concrete  bloc  newspaper  Romac  Croatia  lucrative  gateway  Denis  threatens  Yugoslavia  symbolism




Latest News

 

Prime Minister calls for Croatia to turn to production
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has said that the country has to turn to production.

Danes visit the Croatian School of Surviving
Croatian School of Surviving from the western town of Pula has received further interest in their offer for people to come visit and learn urban combat lessons.

Arsenal targets Sime Vrsaljko
English Premiership side Arsenal is interested in signing Croatian right full back Sime Vrsaljko, the British media is reporting.

Bank official secretly takes money from accounts of his relatives
A bank official in Croatia has illegally taken 1.2 million Croatian kuna (over 100,000 GBP) from accounts of his cousins who were clients in the bank where he worked.

Opatija hosted 10 percent more tourists during Easter holidays
The western Croatian town of Opatija had 4,455 tourists registered during Easter holidays.

Gibonni records a duet with Italian singer Danilo Sacco
Croatian pop star Gibonni has recorded a duet with Italian singer Danilo Sacco.

Croatian ship collided with Singapore ship near Dutch shores
Croatian ship Atlantic Tramp hasa collided with a Singapore flag ship Bulk Costa Rica near the shores of Netherlands.

Good start of the season for Dubrovnik
Some 14,000 tourists on cruising ships have visited the southern Croatian town of Dubrovnik during Easter holidays.

Tourism Minister says Croatia got better prepared for Russian tourists
Croatian Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin has revealed that Croatia is better prepared to host Russian tourists in 2014, compared to last year when a visa regime saw a decrease of 60 percent of visitors from that country.

Donna Vekic wins her first WTA tournament
Croatian tennis player Donna Vekic has won her first ever title on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour.

 


Cosmo&Nanu


The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Friends and Partners