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2012 In Review – 4 Biggest News Stories In Croatia


Croatian Generals Free – On 16 November Croatian Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac were acquitted by The Hague Court. Gotovina and Markac were greeted to a heroes welcome from 100,000 people when they arrived in Croatia later the same day. In mid-April last year, the Hague court sentenced the two Croatian generals for war crimes, with Gotovina receiving ...

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ICTY Leaves Croatia


The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which was set up to prosecute crimes committed during the wars in the former Yugoslavia, has finally left Croatia after closing down its office in the capital Zagreb today. ICTY, which is a body of the United Nations and an ad ...

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Cro Cop Destroys Former Sumo Wrestler In Comeback MMA Fight In Japan


Legendary Croatian fighter Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic took just 78 seconds to dispose of Japan’s Shinichi Suzukawa in his come-back Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight in Japan today. The more aggressive Croat wrapped things up early with a submission victory when he tripped his opponent, a former sumo wrestler, to the ground and finishing ...

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Border Police Arrest More Illegal Immigrants


More and more illegal immigrants are attempting to enter Croatia. Police have been kept busy with a spout of illegal foreigners attempting to enter the country in recent months and they had their work cut out this weekend when they made 51 further arrests. All 51 men arrested (21 from ...

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Snow Causes Baby Boom In Vrgorac?


In February this year the small town of Vrgorac, located in the Dalmatian hinterland of Croatia, hit the headlines when stores in the town ran out of condoms after the worst snowfall in over 70 years crippled transport and isolated the town from deliveries for days. It seems now it ...

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Croatian Post Arm Its Postmen Against Dogs


250 postmen in Croatia will now be armed with a special device to scare aware aggressive dogs. Croatian Post have forked out around 5,000 euros for the devices that they say will save money in the long run. “That is cheap, because every year postmen are bitten by dogs around 120 ...

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Croatian Genius Beats Off 17,000 Applicants To Land London Job


A 25-year-old Croat has beaten off 17,000 applicants to land a job at American financial giants Morgan Stanley. Zeljan Juretic, from the small village of Blato on the Dalmatian island of Korcula, graduated with a maximum average of 5.0 from the faculty of electrical engineering and computing in Zagreb, and won numerous ...

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Spaniard Buys First $1M Croatian Electric Super Car


The first edition of the first ever all-electric sports car, designed and manufactured by Croatian car maker Rimac Automobili, has been sold, reveals the company’s owner Mate Rimac. “The first car has been sold to a buyer in Spain,” said Rimac, not wanting to reveal the identity of the buyer. The Concept ...

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Hostel Boom In Croatia


2012 saw a hostel boom in Croatia’s capital with a record number of new hostels opening up. 11 new hostels opened up in the heart of Zagreb in 2012, nearly triple the amount which opened up the year before. In 2010 not one new hostel opened, writes daily Vecernji list. There are ...

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