Croatian president sets parliamentary vote for July 5

Croatia's President Zoran Milanovic has scheduled a parliamentary election in the European Union country for July 5

Milanovic formally set the date for the ballot after Croatia’s lawmakers voted earlier this week to dissolve parliament.

The Balkan country of around 4.2 million people has been easing lockdown measures against the new coronavirus after a drop in new cases.

The former Yugoslav republic has one of the weakest economies in the 27-nation EU after going through a war in the 1990s'.