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.
In the natural beauty of eastern Croatia near the edge of the Nature Park Papuk, sustainable fish farming is a growing industry and jobs generator. But, when it comes to fish consumption, Croats are among the lowest in Europe with around 8 kilograms per person a year. That represents an export opportunity to other European Union nations.
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is in Croatia today in the run up to Friday's joint economic summit with 16 European nations. It's the first visit by a Chinese premier to the country. Croatia might be a tiny market when compared to China - but one of many eastern and southern European countries Beijing is hoping to deepen trade ties with using cheap loans and infrastructure projects.