ZAGREB: ‘ KOLINDA GRABAR-KITAROVIC WINS CROATIAN ELECTION WITH LANDSLIDE VICTORY ‘

#AceWorldNews- BELGRADE:Jan.12. /TASS/. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who won in the last Sunday’s run-off of presidential election in Croatia, a western Balkan country, pledged to local citizens to make the homeland “one of most prosperous in the European Union.”

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Grabar-Kitarovic, who based her election campaign mainly on economic issues with the focus on measures to step up energy security, fight unemployment and prevent young people from leaving abroad, raised the same issue on Monday. The country is in a hard economic and social situation, she said, noting that more than 300 thousand unemployed citizens live in Croatia now.

The president-elect promised “to fight for Croatian national interests.”

“We will revive partnership with our friend Germany, resolve unsettled issues with neighbours and will fight for the rights of Croats not only in our homeland,” she said, noting that she would back Croats living In Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Croats in Vojvodina, a Serbian autonomous province.

Croatia’s incumbent President Ivo Josipovic earlier congratulated his rival on victory in the second round of the presidential election.

“She has won in a democratic competition,” Josipovic said, adding that the victory was won “by a small margin.”

According to the Croatian Central Election Commission (CEC), with 99.42% of the votes counted, Grabar-Kitanovic has got 50.42% of the vote and Josipovic – 49.58%

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Croatia: ‘ With Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic “Berlin Wall” To Finally Tumble Down ‘

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CROATIA: ‘ NAZI WAR CRIMINALS AND SS GUARDS COLLECTED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN US SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – CROATIA (Osijek) – October 20 – Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. Until asked to leave voluntarily thus keeping his benefits.

Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. Until asked to leave voluntarily thus keeping his benefits. 

One such person was a former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived.

By the late 1980’s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lake front home, investments in oil and real estate. 

The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed through a legal loophole that gave the U.S. Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to leave the U.S.

If they agreed to go, or simply fled before deportation, they could keep their Social Security, according to interviews and internal U.S. government records. 

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CROATIA: ‘ Mayor Arrested for Corruption and Abuse of Office ‘

#AceWorldNews – CROATIA – October 20 – Croatian police on Sunday arrested the mayor of Zagreb, Milan Bandic, and several of his associates on suspicion of corruption and abuse of office.

The arrests took place at the request of Croatia’s anti-corruption investigation agency USKOK.

Bandic, a former Social Democrat, has lead the Croatian capital since 2000.

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CZECHOSLOVAKIA: ‘ Czech Republic Supply Iraqi Kurds With Ammunition’

#AceWorldNews – CZECHOSLOVAKIA – September 07 – The Czech Republic will supply Iraq’s Kurds with ammunition worth over US$2 million, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said in televised statement on Sunday.

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As quoted by RIA Novosti.Right after Iraq’s new government begins its work, which is planned for September 14, I will visit the country for talks on the supply of weapons, the first tranche of which has already been approved by the Czech government.  

Czech Republic Supply Iraqi Kurds With Ammunition

The cost of the first delivery is over 40 million korunas (or $2 million), but it is gratuitous on our part,Zaoralek said.

On Wednesday, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said that Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Canada, and Albania will provide “arms and equipment” to Kurdistan, northern Iraq, which joined the central Baghdad government in the fight against Islamic State militants, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS/ISIL)

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` Lithuania Last Baltic Nation Joins the Euro ‘

#AceBreakingNewsEUROPEAN UNION – Press Release – June 04 – Lithuania, the last Baltic nation outside the currency union, has been finally given green light to join the euro area, after its bid was turned down 8 years ago. The country could adopt a single currency on January 1, 2015.

The European Commission and the European Central Bank acceptedLithuania’s application on Wednesday.

“Lithuania’s readiness to adopt the euro reflects its long-standing support for prudent fiscal policies and economic reforms.

That reform momentum, driven in part by Lithuania’s EU accession ten years ago, has led to a striking increase in Lithuanians’ prosperity: the country’s per capita GDP has risen from just 35% of the EU28 average in 1995 to a projected 78% in 2015,” Olli Rehn, the European Commission Vice-President responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, said in the statement.

The ECB looked at eight European Union countries – Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and Croatia. Only Lithuania met all the criteria to join.

The ECB looked at eight European Union countries – Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and Croatia. Only Lithuania met all the criteria to join.

The Council will make a final decision on the matter in the second half of July, after EU officials and state heads meet at the European Council from June 26-27.

Then the council will also agree on a set conversation rate for Lithuania’s currency the litas to the euro.

In order for a country to adopt the euro, it needs to tie its currency to the euro for a two-year period, as well as keep debt below 60 percent of GDP and inflation within 1.5 percentage points of the three lowest rates among the euro zone.

The European Commission said Lithuania’s key stumbling block of inflation has been overcome.

Europa: PRESS RELEASE: 04/06/14 

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” Switzerland will not be able to sign a `Labour Market Pact’ with Croatia following a Shock Referendum”

#AceWorldNews says after immigration vote, Swiss have to rework Croatia labour deal according to ZURICH (Reuters).
Switzerland has told the newest European Union member, Croatia, that it will not be able to sign a labour market pact as planned on July 1, following a shock referendum vote in favour of immigration curbs.

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