Balkan route nations least tolerant of migration

bne IntelliNews September 24, 2020

Acceptance of migrants has declined globally, and the nations of the Western Balkans that bore the brunt of the 2015-2016 migration crisis are now the least tolerant in the world, a new Gallup poll shows.

Gaming giant Stillfront buys Croatia’s Nanobit for up to $148mn

bne IntelliNews September 20, 2020

Takeover of Croatia's Nanobit allows Stockholm-based international gaming group to move into narrative lifestyle RPGs targeting a female audience.

Croatian electric supercar champion reportedly closing in on Bugatti acquisition

bne IntelliNews September 17, 2020

Croatia’s Rimac Automobilii is understood to be close to a deal with VW Group to acquire luxury automaker Bugatti.

Croatian tourist activity just over half of 2019 level in July

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2020

Croatia recorded 2.2mn tourist arrivals and 14.7mn tourist nights — a better performance than expected when the pandemic hit but still considerably down on 2019 figures.

Croatia’s internet traffic up almost 50% in 2Q20 but revenues fall

bne IntelliNews September 14, 2020

The increase in traffic was clearly linked to the shift of many activities online during the coronavirus pandemic, but the poor tourist season meant a fall in roaming fees for mobile operators.

Croatian officials slam MEP’s watermelon protest as “security threat”

bne IntelliNews September 10, 2020

Croatian MEP Ivan Vilibor Sincic dumped dozens of watermelons outside Government House in Zagreb as part of a protest to raise awareness about the situation of local farmers.

Croatia had second-deepest GDP contraction across the EU in 2Q20

bne IntelliNews September 8, 2020

Tourism-dependent Spain and Croatia were worst hit by the coronacrisis among EU members while the Baltic and Nordic countries were least affected, Eurostat finds.

The Balkans: External debts in uncertain times

Alexandru M. Tanase in London September 8, 2020

Are countries in the Balkan region taking on more debt than they can afford?

Croatia reports worst-ever GDP decline for Q2 as businesses say second lockdown would kill economy

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow August 29, 2020

Croatia’s economy contracted by 15.1% y/y in 2Q20, the deepest decline since records began.