Croatia is a Balkan country bordering Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro and the Adriatic Sea. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb.
Throughout its history, Croatia belonged to states including the Kingdom of Hungary, the Illyrian Provinces, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and, after World War II, SFR Yugoslavia. It declared independence in 1991, which was followed by the Croatian War for Independence. It joined the EU in 2013. This page collates all of DW's content on Croatia.
US First Lady Melania Trump has threatened to sue a language school in Croatia after it used her image in their marketing. The billboards poked fun at Trump, a native of Slovenia, and her heavily accented English.
Humanitarian aid organizations are ringing alarm bells about the dire conditions in which child refugees live along the former Balkan route. Some 1300 unaccompanied minors face violence, extortion and abuse while traveling through Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia. We meet with some children staying in an abandoned warehouse in the Serbian capital.