Archive for the ‘Croatia’ Category

Hague Court rejects genocide claims by Serbia and Croatia

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Comments Off

The International Court of Justice Tuesday dismissed claims of genocide by both Croatia and Serbia allegedly committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. “Croatia has failed to substantiate its allegation that genocide was committed. Accordingly, no issue of responsibility under the Convention for the commission of genocide can arise in the present case,” ruled […]

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Croatia President: All War Crimes Must Be Punished

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Comments Off

President Ivo Josipovic said that many war crimes still remain unprosecuted, sending the wrong message to Croatian society and to future generations. “The message that no crime can remain unpunished is important to future generations and to our society over the next few decades,” Josipovic told a round-table discussion on war crimes prosecutions in Zagreb […]

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Croatia Extradites Yugoslav Spy Chief to Germany

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Comments Off

Zdravko Mustac, wanted for his alleged involvement in a political assassination carried out by the Yugoslav secret services in 1983, has been sent to Germany to stand trial. Former senior Yugoslav secret service agent Mustac is being held in a jail in Stadelheim, near Munich, after he was extradited from Croatia on Thursday. German federal […]

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Croatian court decides former Yugoslav Agent Mustać can be extradited to Germany

Friday, March 28, 2014 Comments Off

Council of Northern Croatian town of Varazdin court ruled Thursday that Mustać, who is wanted in connection with the murder of Stjepan Djurekovic a political emigrant would be assassinated by the Yugoslav secret services near Munich, in 1983, can be sent to Germany for to be judged.

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Croatian President calls for dialogue in Bosnia

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Comments Off

Croatian President Ivo Josipovic on Monday called for a peaceful end to social unrest in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). He urged BiH to prevent the upheaval from turning into ethnic conflicts.

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Serbia, Croatia exchange demands on lawsuits

Friday, January 10, 2014 Comments Off

Serbia wants the mutual withdrawal of the two genocide lawsuits filed by Zagreb and Belgrade at the International Court of Justice, but it will not act unilaterally, Marko Djuric, an adviser to Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.

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Former top Croatian spy sought by Germany arrested

Monday, January 6, 2014 Comments Off

A former top Croatian spy sought by Germany was arrested on Wednesday in Croatia whose case sparked a row between the European Union and its newest member. Josip Perkovic, a former Yugoslav secret service agent and Croatia’s ex-head of intelligence, was arrested as the country

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Goran Hadzic seeks acquittal

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Comments Off

Defence lawyers for wartime Croatian Serb political leader Goran Hadzic argued this week that the charges against their client should be dismissed because the prosecution had failed to prove its case.

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Croatian PM meets Azerbaijani President

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Comments Off

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today met a Croatian delegation led by Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic.

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Bosnian FM says relations in Balkans have never been better

Thursday, November 28, 2013 Comments Off

Relations between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia are on the upswing, Bosnian Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdžija has said.

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18th anniversary since Bosnian peace deal

Thursday, November 21, 2013 Comments Off

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the initialing of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina, at a U.S. Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. The deal ended three and a half years of war in that republic of the former Yugoslavia.

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Serbia and Croatia ICJ trial to start in 2014

Thursday, November 14, 2013 Comments Off

The trial before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding Croatia’s charges and Serbia’s counter charges of genocide is set to start on March 3, 2014. All the witnesses will take to the stand over the next month and the two sides will also present their

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Croatian president ends visit to Serbia

Thursday, October 17, 2013 Comments Off

Presidents of Serbia and Croatia, Tomislav Nikolić and Ivo Josipović, will on Thursday be meeting with Serbian and Croatian businesspeople. The two presidents will also travel to Donji Tavankut in the

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Croatian president visits Serbia

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić has welcomed his Croatian counterpart Ivo Josipović in Belgrade on Wednesday where they are expected to discuss “outstanding issues.” The will also talk about EU integration and the problems of importance for the promotion of regional cooperation, according to announcements ahead of the visit.

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Serbian FM says Croatia should be the first to withdraw lawsuit

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Comments Off

The sequence of moves is clear – Croatia first filed a lawsuit against Serbia and should be the first to withdraw it, Serbian FM Ivan Mrkić has said. He explained that “this had been agreed on” in all his meetings with his Croatian colleague Vesna Pusić – “in other words, to

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Croatia backs Serbia and Macedonia on EU integration

Monday, October 14, 2013 Comments Off

Croatia stands strongly behind the EU perspective of all countries in the Western Balkans, including Serbia and Macedonia, stated Croatian President Ivo Josipovic. Josipovic spoke for the Bulgarian National Radio ahead of his Monday and Tuesday official visit to Sofia.

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Croatian president calls for mutual solution on Macedonian name issue

Thursday, September 5, 2013 Comments Off

Croatian President Ivo Josipovic, after meeting his Macedonian counterpart Gjorge Ivanov in Skopje on Wednesday, encouraged both Macedonia and Greece to find mutual solution on the name issue. “The mechanisms in Europe work on consensus. A mutual solution has to be found and we will support whatever Greece

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No agreement between Croatia and Montenegro on Prevlaka peninsula

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Comments Off

Croatian President Ivo Josipovic said on Tuesday that no agreement had yet been reached on the strategic Prevlaka peninsula, which both countries have claimed since the dissolution of Yugoslavia. After a meeting with his Montenegrin counterpart Filip Vujanovic, Josipovic said that the two governments were still actively trying to resolve the long-standing dispute.

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Cyrillic signs in Vukovar taken down by Croatian veterans

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Comments Off

The bilingual signs with Latin and Cyrillic script which were installed on the from the Vukovar government, police and tax administration buildings on Monday morning were taken down soon afterwards by several dozen Croatian veterans who defended the city which was devastated by Serb forces in the 1990s war.

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Serbian Deputy PM says Belgrade and Zagreb have the obligation to make violence impossible

Monday, September 2, 2013 Comments Off

Serbian Deputy prime minister Vucic said on Saturday that politicians in both Belgrade and Zagreb have “the obligation to make violence impossible”. “I’m convinced that our countries will never again confront each other,” Vucic said.

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Croatia to give up controvensial law after EU pressure

Thursday, August 29, 2013 Comments Off

“Croatia will undertake the necessary measures to harmonise its law on judicial cooperation with European acquis communautaire,” Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said in a letter to the European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barrosso.

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EC could put Croatia under monitoring over law on communist crimes

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Comments Off

Croatia refused to abolish a law exempting crimes committed during the Communist era and war crimes. Therefore, the European Commission (EC) may put EU’s newest member state

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Croatia ready to process communist crimes, says country’s FM

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Comments Off

Croatia is ready to process communist crimes, claims country’s Foreign Minister. Vesna Pusic has made it clear Croatia will accept the duties taken when joining the European Union last month.

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Serbia ready to drop genocide case if Croatia does it first

Friday, August 16, 2013 Comments Off

Serbia said that it is ready to drop its genocide case against Croatia at the International Court of Justice, but only if Zagreb drops its own lawsuit against Belgrade first. “It should be noted that we didn’t file charges against Croatia [first], but that Zagreb did it first… Our lawsuit will be withdrawn after Croatia […]

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Croatia urged to address 1995 army’s war crimes

Thursday, August 8, 2013 Comments Off

Croatian rights activists called on the Zagreb authorities to show respect for victims and deal with war crimes committed by the army during its 1995 Operation Storm. Croatian human rights organisations have sent a letter to the country’s president, prime minister

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Croatia is ready to improve relations with Serbia

Friday, August 2, 2013 Comments Off

Croatian President Ivo Josipović says the present relations between his country and Serbia are “most burdened by the past.” But he also noted that his first official meeting with his Serbian counterpart Tomislav Nikolić, expected to take place

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Turkmenistan appoints ambassadors to Romania and Croatia

Thursday, July 18, 2013 Comments Off

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov appointed Turkmen Ambassador to Romania Shohrat Jumayev extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Croatia, the Turkmen government said today.

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Croatia vows to support South-East Europe on EU road

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Comments Off

It is in everyone’s interest that the whole South-East Europe region be a part of the EU said Croatian President Ivo Josipović. He also stated that it will be in the interest of all “that Serbia complete the path Croatia has already finished as soon as possible.”

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Croatia plans to open embassy in Azerbaijan

Friday, July 5, 2013 Comments Off

Croatia plans to open embassy in Azerbaijan, the delegation led by Speaker of Croatian Parliament Josip Leko said. 

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Azerbaijani FM meets Chairman of Croatian Parliament

Friday, July 5, 2013 Comments Off

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received the delegation headed by the Speaker of the Parliament of Croatia Josip Leko.

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Croatian Ambassador to Iraq meets Parliament Speaker

Thursday, July 4, 2013 Comments Off

Nijaifi, Croatian Ambassador to Iraq discuss mutual relations. The Parliament Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi, discussed with the Croatian

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Croatia to support Balkans EU integration

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Comments Off

President Ivo Josipovic met the leaders of seven other western Balkan countries on Monday, the first day of Croatia’s EU membership, emphasising that Zagreb

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Croatia becomes 28th EU state

Monday, July 1, 2013 Comments Off

Croatia has become the 28th member of the European Union, with crowds joining celebrations in the capital Zagreb. It comes almost two decades after Croatia’s brutal war of independence.

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France welcomes Croatia’s EU integration

Friday, June 28, 2013 Comments Off

he French government on Friday said it welcomes the entry of Croatia into the European Union, thus becoming the EU’s 28th member. Croatia is due to officially join the EU on July 1 after more than eight years of

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Serbian FM to attend Croatian EU accession

Friday, June 28, 2013 Comments Off

Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkić will visit Croatia on June 20-July 1 as a member of a Serbian delegation and attend the formal of Croatia’s EU accession. The Foreign Ministry made the announcement on Friday.

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