The two Southeast European countries must spend at least two years in the Exchange Rate Mechanism to become members of the eurozone in what will be its first enlargement since 2015.
Plenkovic promises speedy formation of new government after Croats opt for continuity in general election.
If confirmed by the final results, PM Andrej Plenkovic's HDZ would fall short of an absolute majority but be in a strong position to form a new government.
Croatia’s general election is virtually certain to end in a hung parliament, but the main parties will be under heavy pressure to form a new government quickly as COVID-19 cases rise.
Global tourism sector set to lose between $1.2 trillion and $3.3 trillion depending how long travel restrictions last, the UN’s trade and development body forecast.
The economic sentiment indicators started to pick up again in June across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), but there are big differences between the countries as they start to recover from the coronacrisis at their own speeds
Adria Tour fiasco shows how not to relaunch sporting events during a pandemic — and gives the Croatian opposition ammunition against PM Andrej Plenkovic ahead of next week’s general election.
What does the coronavirus pandemic mean for the region's dismal demographics?
Several countries in emerging Europe have re-imposed lockdowns and border restrictions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus after reporting spikes in new infections.
Croatia has seen a new spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the last few days, with several of them linked to a charity tennis tournament at Zadar on the Adriatic coast.
Opposition leaders accuse government of overlooking risks of holding general election during a pandemic, but Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic says no need to postpone the vote.
Hundreds of thousands of people are now on the move in Central and Southeast Europe as travel restrictions imposed to contain the novel coronavirus are eased.
KPMG report says fewer contraband cigarettes flowing into the EU, but growth in illegal factories within the bloc.
Vienna Initiative report warns banks heading for a "cliff-edge effect of new distressed borrowers", followed by successive waves of new NPLs.
As governments continue to lift lockdowns and travel restrictions across Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe, several countries in the region have reported record-high numbers of new infections in the last few days.
Post-COVID-19, banks in Central and Southeast Europe expect demand for financing to contract sharply, credit standards to tighten and an increase in NPLs, a new EIB survey shows.