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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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