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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today met a Croatian delegation led by Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic.
Relations between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia are on the upswing, Bosnian Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdžija has said.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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
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.
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 […]
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
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
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.
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.”
Croatia plans to open embassy in Azerbaijan, the delegation led by Speaker of Croatian Parliament Josip Leko said.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received the delegation headed by the Speaker of the Parliament of Croatia Josip Leko.
Nijaifi, Croatian Ambassador to Iraq discuss mutual relations. The Parliament Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi, discussed with the Croatian
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
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.
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
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.