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    1. December 8, 2013

      Mol dispute takes another twist with Budapest lawsuit

      The battle between Hungarian oil and gas producer Mol and the Croatian government for control of the Adriatic country’s...

    2. November 27, 2013

      Mol takes Zagreb to arbitration over Ina

      Mol, the Hungarian oil and gas company, has launched arbitration proceedings against the Croatian government for allegedly...

    1. October 17, 2013

      Mol-Ina marriage descends into acrimony

      The battle between Hungary’s Mol and Croatia’s Ina for control of the latter ranks as one of Europe’s most bitterly fought –...

    2. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2012

      MOL hits back at bribe verdict

      embed1 MOL, the Hungarian oil group, is sticking to its guns. In a statement on Wednesday the company categorically rejected...

    3. beyondbrics

      November 20, 2012

      Croatia: Sanader corruption verdict raises questions over Hungary's MOL

      Croatia’s efforts to attack corruption in advance of its imminent accession into the EU have claimed the scalp of former...

    4. beyondbrics

      December 2, 2011

      Croatia: election blues

      As Croatians head to the polls on Sunday, they will do so under a cloud of gloom about what lies ahead for their country’s...

    5. beyondbrics

      October 27, 2011

      Croatia: corruption trial overshadows EU accession

      Croatia’s former prime minister, Ivo Sanader, goes on trial for corruption on Friday, bringing a new spotlight to bear on...

    6. beyondbrics

      October 4, 2011

      Serbia: cleaning up like the neighbours

      The arrest of a former mining boss on the Macedonia-Greece border might seem far from the corridors of Brussels, but the...

    7. July 18, 2011

      Croat ex-PM extradited from Austria

      Croatia’s former prime minister, Ivo Sanader, was deported from Austria on Monday night to face probable corruption charges...

    8. beyondbrics

      July 5, 2011

      Mol shares hit by Croatia bribe claims

      embed1 A rollercoaster ride on Tuesday for shareholders in Mol, the Hungarian oil and gas company. Its shares plunged 4.6...

    9. beyondbrics

      June 21, 2011

      Croatia: in dispute with Mol

      embed1 By Neil MacDonald and Chris Bryant What’s the going rate to secure a controlling interest in a Balkan oil and gas...

    10. March 30, 2011

      Croatian leader hails progress on EU demands

      In a former residence of the Yugoslavian dictator Josip Broz Tito, set in wooded hills above Zagreb, President Ivo Josipovic...

    11. December 21, 2010

      Croatia in baulk

      Croatia is edging closer to EU membership. If it succeeds today in closing three negotiating chapters, it will have...

    12. December 14, 2010

      Mol reveals intention to take control of INA

      INA shares surged when trading resumed after their suspension following an announcement by Mol that it intended to become a...

    13. December 10, 2010

      Former Croatian PM arrested in Austria

      Croatia’s former prime minister, Ivo Sanader, was arrested in Austria on Friday, the day after his country issued an...

    14. December 9, 2010

      Croatia issues arrest warrant for former PM

      Croatian prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for Ivo Sanader, the former prime minister, who left the country shortly...

    15. March 30, 2010

      Croatia’s ex-deputy PM arrested

      Damir Polancec, Croatia’s former deputy prime minister, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of corruption surrounding...

    16. January 13, 2010

      Croatia’s challenge

      Croatia’s fight against corruption and organised crime has been given a useful boost by the election of a new president...

    17. January 4, 2010

      Croatia’s ruling party expels former PM

      Ivo Sanader, Croatia’s former prime minister, has been expelled from the centre-right ruling party after his attempt to...

    18. January 4, 2010

      Croatia's ex-PM in comeback bid

      Ivo Sanader, who quit as Croatia's premier six months ago, said he was returning to politics, promising to revive the...

    19. January 3, 2010

      Former PM Sanader returns to Croatian politics

      Ivo Sanader, Croatia’s former prime minister, announced on Sunday his return to politics, promising to revive the troubled...

    20. October 31, 2009

      Croatian deputy PM quits amid corruption claims

      Croatia's deputy prime minister resigned yesterday under mounting corruption accusations and continuing police...

    21. October 30, 2009

      Anti-corruption drive claims Croatian deputy PM

      Croatia’s deputy prime minister, Damir Polancec, resigned on Friday under mounting corruption accusations and continuing...

    22. July 2, 2009

      Croatia PM quits as EU bid stalls

      Ivo Sanader, Croatia's prime minister, resigned yesterday, citing "personal reasons", including frustration with the...

    23. July 1, 2009

      Croatian PM quits as bid to join EU stalls

      Croatia’s prime minister resigned on Wednesday citing “personal reasons” and frustration with the slowness of the final...

    24. February 4, 2009

      Missing military file could hit Croatia accession

      For three years, the European Union's demands for co-operation with international war crimes prosecutors have focused...

    25. November 1, 2008

      Mol faces Croat hurdle to Ina bid

      The Croatian government yesterday appeared to have suspended talks with Mol, the Hungarian oil and gas company, over a...

    26. November 1, 2008

      Mol faces Croat hurdle to Ina bid

      The Croatian government yesterday appeared to have suspended talks with Mol, the Hungarian oil and gas company, over a share...

    27. October 25, 2008

      Croatia to fight crime for EU bid

      Crime and corruption would not be allowed to derail Croatia's hopes of joining the European Union within three years, Ivo...

    28. October 25, 2008

      Croatia vows to fight crime amid concerns on EU entry

      Crime and corruption will not be allowed to derail Croatia's hopes of joining the European Union within three years, Ivo...

    29. October 24, 2008

      Croatia to fight crime in bid to join EU

      Crime and corruption will not be allowed to derail Croatia’s hopes of joining the European Union within three years, Ivo...

    30. October 24, 2008

      Criminal Croatia

      Croatia likes to be seen as a sun-kissed holiday destination, with beaches, fishing villages and sailing boats. But this...

    31. October 8, 2008

      Croatia to tackle organised crime

      Croatia’s prime minister, Ivo Sanader, has named a new set of officials to tackle organised crime after the apparent “mafia”...

    32. October 8, 2008

      Croatia to tackle organised crime

      Ivo Sanader, Croatia's prime minister, has appointed a new set of officials to tackle organised crime after the apparent...

    33. March 14, 2008

      Boost for Croatia in bid to join EU

      Croatia's bid for early membership of the European Union received a boost yesterday when the European Commission said it...

    34. March 14, 2008

      Croatia's EU bid given boost

      Croatia's bid for early membership of the European Union received a boost yesterday when the European Commission said it...

    35. March 13, 2008

      EU opens door to Croatia membership

      Croatia’s bid for early membership of the European Union received a boost on Thursday when the European Commission said it...

    36. January 12, 2008

      Croatia set to form coalition government

      The Croatian parliament, which on Friday convened for the first time since closely contested elections in November, meets on...

    37. January 12, 2008

      Croatian centre-right set to form coalition government

      The Croatian parliament, which yesterday convened for the first time since closely contested elections in November, meets...

    38. December 16, 2007

      Sanader to head Croatian coalition

      Ivo Sanader, Croatia’s centre-right prime minister, says he will accept the mandate to form the government for the next four...

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