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Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic
Photograph: HINA / Rade PRELIĆ / TANJUG / mm

Croatia is leading a blatant anti-Serbian policy for no good reason, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday, adding that he had sent a letter concerning Croatia's behaviour to senior European Union officials.

Vucic told a press conference that he had informed the highest officials in the European Union about the situation in the region and that he had asked them to asses whether Serbia had done anything wrong in the context of recent events including the annulment of convictions against Branimir Glavas and Cardinal Alojzije  Stepinac as well as the unveiling of a monument to Miro Baresic, who was convicted for terrorism and the 1971 murder of Yugoslav ambassador to Sweden Vladimir Rolovic.

In the letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, and European Parliament President Martin Schulz,  Vucic expressed his concern for the events occurring in the region, highlighting blatant anti-Serb policies, particularly in Croatia.

Vucic underscored that these are "events that seriously threaten regional stability."

According to Vucic, the letter contains a factual description of events that he believes, "negatively impact the preservation of peace and political stability in the region."

Vucic said that over the past few days, Serbia has had to tolerate the raising of a monument to a convicted terrorist in the EU as  well as the rehabilitation and annulment of convictions of criminals from WWII and the wars of the 1990s.

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