Croatia demands explanation of Britain's warnings to its citizens
Zagreb - Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday send a note to the British embassy in Zagreb demanding an explanation of the Foreign Office's warning to British citizens to wary of a threat from organized crime in Croatia.
"Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked the British embassy in Zagreb to explain such warnings and publish an objective image of Croatia," Croatian foreign affairs ministry spokesman Mario Dragun told the German Press Agency dpa.
British broadcaster BBC published a report citing a warning from the British Foreign Office of "an underlying threat from terrorism and organized crime in Croatia."
The text, which was quoted by all the media in Croatia, outraged the Adriatic country where tourism generates almost 20 per cent of gross domestic product.
"We believe that the text published by BBC is completely vicious and biased," Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Jandrokovic told reporters.
Croatia's Adriatic coastline is a popular destination among tourists looking for an alternative to Greece and Italy. (dpa)