Ante Sprlje

Croatian minister hopes dialogue with Serbia's judiciary will resume

Croatia's Justice Minister Ante Sprlje has said that a list of 86 Croatian nationals whom Serbia wants to put on trial for war crimes was drawn up six years ago, and that he hopes that talks with Serbia's judiciary will resume after the forthcoming presidential elections in Serbia.

Justice, veterans' ministers welcome release of Orasje arrestees

Croatia's Justice Minister Ante Sprlje and War Veterans Minister Tomo Medved on Wednesday welcomed a decision by the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina to release from custody, pending trial, a group of former members of the Bosnian Croat HVO forces suspected of war crimes, promising them legal and consular help.

List of documents sent to Serbian, Bosnian prosecutors to be ready soon

Justice Minister Ante Sprlje said on Thursday that an overview of the documents which Croatian institutions had forwarded to Serbian and Bosnian prosecutors would be finished in a few days, to be followed by an analysis of the damage done.

Justice minister calls for investigating Hypo Group's business deals in Croatia

Justice Minister Ante Sprlje on Friday urged the relevant institutions to investigate "suspicious" business deals by the Hypo Group in Croatia, amounting to "hundreds of millions of kuna" and which, according to Sprlje involved highly positioned people in Croatia's social, political and economic milieus.

Petrov says controversial salute should neither be banned nor used

The president of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, said on Sunday that the salute "For the Homeland, Ready!" should neither be banned nor used as there were much nicer salutes and songs by which the homeland can be glorified and that the most appropriate thing would be to educate the youth about that salute.

Minister: Rest assured that we will prosecute war criminals

Justice Minister Ante Sprlje said on Wednesday that Croatia will prosecute and bring to justice all who committed war crimes on its territory, including aides of the deceased ICTY indictee Goran Hadzic.

Sprlje: Mention of 20 judges in SOA report shows not entire justice system is corrupt

Justice Minister Ante Sprlje says that the mention of 20 judges as a national security threat in a report by the Security and Intelligence Agency (SOA) shows that not the entire justice system is corrupt, as is often perceived by the Croatian public, but that only a small circle of individuals may be a problem.

PM, ministers discuss Croat hooliganism at Euro 2016

Attending the meeting were Foreign Minister Miro Kovac, Minister of the Interior Vlaho Orepic, Justice Minister Ante Sprlje and Science, Education and Sports Minister Predrag Sustar.

Croatia voices concern over war crimes indictments issued by Bosnia

Croatian Justice Minister Ante Sprlje said on Friday that certain allegations in war crimes indictments issued by Bosnia and Herzegovina against Croatian citizens were unacceptable to Croatia.

Justice ministry has no list of 300 Croatian veterans accused or convicted in Serbia

Justice Minister Ante Sprlje said on Wednesday that the ministry was not in possession of nor knew about a list of 300 Croatian war veterans accused or convicted in Serbia of war crimes and that the veterans who were on the list had been notified.

Judicial reforms necessary despite budget cut, says minister

Justice Minister Ante Sprlje said on Tuesday that everyone in the judicial authority was agreed about the reforms necessary in the judiciary despite a reduction of the budget for this sector.

Three ministers discuss air pollution with Slavonski Brod officials

Minister Dobrovic said that it was clear that the Rafinerija Brod oil refinery in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina was the main source of air pollution that significantly impaired the quality of life of the city's residents.

Minister hopes Constitution may be amended by year's end

Justice Minister Ante Sprlje is confident that the Constitution may be amended by the end of this year so as to enable the removal of a statute of limitations on white-collar crimes and murky dealings during the process of privatisation and war profiteering.