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Croatia Gets First Female President

Conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic wins runoff election

(Newser) - A conservative populist become Croatia's first female president today after beating the center-left incumbent in a runoff election amid deep discontent over economic woes in the European Union's newest member . The state electoral commission said that with about 97% of the vote counted, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic won 50.54%,... More »

Croatia Joins EU

Former Yugoslav country is 28th member

(Newser) - Croatia held a midnight celebration as it officially joined the European Union this morning, 10 years after the country applied. It's "a great and joyful day for our homeland," said President Ivo Josipovic. The first deputy prime minister offered a bit more detail: "It's important... More »

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