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Tucson woman dies in Croatia car accident

TUCSON - A local business is raising money after a 27-year-old woman died in Croatia while on vacation. Full story

Capping recovery from war, Croatia joins a troubled EU

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Two decades since fighting itself free of Yugoslavia, Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union at midnight on Sunday against a backdrop of economic woes in the Adriatic republic and the bloc it is joining. Full story

Timeline: Croatia's road to EU membership

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union on July 1, just over two decades after declaring independence from socialist Yugoslavia and being engulfed in war. Full story

Three ex-Patria executives charged over Croatia bribes: prosecutors

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Finland said on Friday they would charge three former executives of defense group Patria with bribing government officials in Croatia. Full story

Croatian fishermen fear EU entry may sink their trade

UMAG, Croatia (Reuters) - An English-language sign at the fishermen's pier in the northern Adriatic town of Umag reads: "This fishing port was rebuilt with the support of the European Union". Full story

Bosnian Serb president relents over urgent Croatia border deal

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The Serb member of Bosnia's presidency agreed on Tuesday to new border rules needed for when neighboring Croatia joins the EU in July, reversing his position from Monday when he rejected the deal. Full story

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Bosnian Serb president rejects urgent border deal with Croatia

Few fireworks as stumbling Croatia joins a troubled EU

EU entry to shine harsh light on Croatia's finances

Bosnia and Croatia crack down on human smuggling into EU

EU-bound Croatia craves investors but drags feet on reforms

Croatian winemakers upset by EU label rules

Croat war veterans protest against Cyrillic signs

Row over Cyrillic script shows war echoes for Croatia's Serbs

Croatia reaches deal with Slovenia to unblock EU entry

Ex-Yugoslav army leader acquitted of war crimes

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Traditional recipes that can be traced back centuries are mixed with new trends at the seventh annual Grandma’s Cake Festival in Croatia. TODAY.com’s Dara Brown reports

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Boaters made a makeshift bridge in Croatia as a way to show support for a proposed $315 million bridge that would connect two sides of a channel. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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