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WIND POWER: Vestas Receives 42MW Order for Obrovac Wind Farm

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“Hotels Plat” Declared a Strategic Project

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5 Steps To Becoming a Professional Lobbyist

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7th Croatian Parliament was inaugurated on 22 December 2011

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A LOOK AT 2017: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Political Stability and Economic Growth

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ACQUISITION: Agrokor Acquires Mercator – Largest Retailer in SEE

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Action Plan to Increase EU Funds Absorption Efficiency 2016-2018

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Agriculture: The Nitrate Directive and its Financial Repercussions

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AIRLINES: Transfer Zagreb Airport Management Postponed

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