Croatia should resist rushing to adopt the euro after it joins the European Union as a feud over bailouts dims the currency’s appeal, said the head of the party that leads opinion polls before the December elections.
Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis has shown that blindly following austerity prescriptions leads to failure, said the premier of Croatia, the former Yugoslav republic that joins the European Union on July 1.
Croatian Premier Zoran Milanovic and Finance Minister Slavko Linic are locked in a dispute over a year-old land-for-tax deal that threatens to stall the government’s effort to avert a sixth year of recession.
Croatia and Slovenia completed a panel of legal experts to work out a resolution to a border dispute between the two former Yugoslav republics and help Slovenia to ratify Croatia’s European Union membership.
Following is a roundup of how countries around the world have reacted to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine’s Crimea region. The responses are grouped under the headings “Pro-Russia,” “Anti-Putin” and “On the Fence.”
Croatia’s new Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic proposed his Cabinet to lawmakers, vowing to boost economic growth and curb rising state debt as the country prepares for European Union membership in 2013.