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The article by the Serbian-language service of the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle about Croatia's blockade of Serbian negotiations with the European Union is a complete untruth and propaganda aimed at misinforming the public, the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs told Hina on Friday.

The European Commission could slightly modify its criteria for Serbia due to Croatia's blockade of opening negotiating chapters, and diplomatic sources claim that the greatest problem is in Zagreb and that everyone is waiting for Croatia to give the green light, Deutsche Welle (DW) said on Friday.

It claimed that Germany was very displeased about Croatia obstructing Serbia's negotiations with the EU and that Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac had been called to the Bundestag to explain Croatia's position.

"That is pure propaganda and speculation for the purpose of misinforming the public," a source in the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs told Hina.

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