Extradited by Austria, Croatian former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader is awaiting trial. He is the most senior figure to face corruption charges since Croatia's independence in 1991. We also take you to the "Amazon of Europe", which could be threatened by navigation projects on the Danube river. Finally, theatre director Ivica Buljan introduces us to the bustling port of Rijeka, which is reinventing itself as the country’s new capital of culture.
Croatia has been given the go-ahead to join the European Union in July 2013. President Ivo Josipovic tells Europe District what this means for his country. We also take you behind the scenes of the government’s campaign to convince eurosceptics. Plus: do you speak Croatian? The soon-to-be 24th language of the EU is the subject of heated debate over its linguistic origin.
Serbian war crimes suspect Goran Hadzic has arrived in The Hague where he will stand trial on war crimes charges. Hadzic, who alluded justice for sever years, was wanted for atrocities committed in Croatia during the 1991-1995 war.
Christophe Robeet meets Ivo Josipovic, the Croatian President, in Zagreb. In July 2013, Croatia is set to become the 28th member of the European Union. President Josipovic gives us his point of view on this milestone for his country.
EU leaders meeting in Brussels Friday endorsed Croatia's membership to the bloc. The draft conclusion of the summit said that membership could be concluded in June, with the accession treaty signed by December.
Croatia won approval from Brussels on Friday to join the European Union in mid-2013, a move hailed by Croatian President Ivo Josipovic (pictured) as opening "a new page in our history". Zagreb will gain official approval at an EU summit in June.
A UN tribunal on Friday sentenced a former Croatian army general and a police chief to prison terms for war crimes committed as Croat forces retook control of the Krajina region in 1995. The sentences sparked outrage from Zagreb.