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  • Sep 16, 2014
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Bitter-sweet occasion for Croatia, EU's 28th member

From today, Croatia is the 28th member of the European Union, a milestone that caps the Adriatic republic's recovery from war but is tinged with anxiety over the state of the economy and the bloc it joins.

Tuesday, 2 July, 2013, 12:04am

Croatia eyes property tax to cut labour costs ahead of EU entry

Croatia will introduce from April a 1.5 per cent property tax as the government adjusts its policies to attract investment ahead of European Union entry.

"The aim of the property tax is to gradually ease taxes on labour, so we can become more competitive and more attractive to investors," Finance Minister Slavko Linic said.

28 Nov 2012 - 3:13am

Briefs, November 21, 2012

Portuguese merchant shot dead in Corsica

21 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

Convictions of Croat generals overturned by UN court

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal overturned the convictions of two Croat generals yesterday for murdering and illegally expelling Serb civilians in a 1995 military blitz, and both men returned home to a hero's welcome.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

History more accessible

With a history dating back more than 1,000 years, Zagreb has a multilayered past and plenty of historical attractions, and it is now more accessible to Hong Kong travellers following the launch of a new connecting service.

In the capital of Croatia are remnants of city walls and fortresses built in centuries past to protect the strategically situated settlement from invaders.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Nation's best kept secret

A gentle breeze stirs the napkins on our table, as the full moon rises over the Adriatic Sea. After a day on the road driving from Dubrovnik, my wife Yuko and I had arrived in Korcula just in time for a dinner of fresh seafood and a chilled bottle of the local wine Posip, a golden, dry white from Smokvica.

28 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Follow the group winners

Euro 2008 has a higher-quality group of quarter-finalists than any previous tournament and that is reflected in the overall betting with very little separating the top five in the HKJC's Champion market. The Netherlands are favourites, followed by Portugal (5.5) and Germany, Italy and Spain (all 6.0).

19 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Wheels of Fortune

Maximillion Cooper, founder of the Gumball Rally, explains how what started as an excuse for a party is now a global extravaganza - from Thailand to Croatia.

4 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

A 'war hero' holding up Croatia's future

The British, Dutch and German governments are so fed up with Croatia's failure to deliver General Ante Gotovina to the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague that they have decided to block its bid for European Union membership.

23 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

British investors snap up holiday homes in Croatia

Britons' hopes of Tim Henman winning the Wimbledon tennis championships were dashed by the ice-cool precision of Mario Ancic's power play in the quarter-finals, but this did not dent their enthusiasm for property in the Croat's home country.

7 Jul 2004 - 12:00am