Homeland War

Veterans, Tudjman, Racan deserve credit for Croatia's int'l recognition, SDP official says

The City of Rijeka and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County on Monday organised a commemoration in the northern Adriatic port on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Croatia's international recognition...

Serb rebel accused of expelling Croats from Knin

The Split County Prosecutor's Office has indicted a 59-year-old Serbian citizen for ordering the terrorising and expulsion of Croats from the area of Knin in 1992.

Croatia marks 25th anniversary of international recognition

Croatia celebrates the 25th anniversary of international recognition on Sunday, remembering January 15, 1992 when the member-states of the then European Community (EC) jointly recognised it as an...

Plenkovic: 15 January important for Croatia's international promotion

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Thursday recalled that Croatia would on 15 January observe the 25th anniversary of its international recognition, and said that 15 January 1992 was an important...

European Community recognised Croatia too late, FM says

Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier said on Wednesday the international recognition of Croatia 25 years ago was a very important event but that the recognition by the then European Community came "...

Croatia remembers five EC monitors killed 25 years ago

A ceremony was held in Podrute near the northwestern Croatian town of Novi Marof on Monday to commemorate five European Community peace monitors, four Italians and a Frenchman, whose unarmed...

Ex-Yugoslav Navy captain given six years for shelling Split

The wartime deputy commander of the Lora naval base at Split, Yugoslav Navy Captain Pavle Pantic, was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday for the shelling of Split in the early 1990s, in...

Gov't to allocate EUR 266,000 for future Skabrnja Memorial Centre

The government has recently decided to earmark two million kuna for the construction of a memorial centre in Skabrnja, in tribute to the local victims of one of the worst atrocities during the...

14,912 persons killed in Homeland War, according to incomplete data

The head of the Croatian Homeland War Memorial and Documentation Centre said on Tuesday there was no objective picture in the media of what had happened during the 1991-95 war in Croatia and...

Exhibition on war-ravaged Vukovar in Novi Sad damaged

Six shop window in the centre of Novi Sad with artistic photos showing the 1991 destruction of the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar were smashed, the Serbian news agency Beta reported on Tuesday...

Dubrovnik marks 25th anniversary of its defence

The Day of Dubrovnik's Defenders and the 25th anniversary of the successful defence of that southern Croatian town during the 1990s Homeland War were marked with several commemorative events,...

NGOs recall 6 Dec 1991 army attack on Dubrovnik

The Documenta Centre for Dealing with the Past from Zagreb and the Human Rights Action and the Centre for Civic Education from Podgorica recalled in a joint statement on Monday that on 6 December...

Croatian PM welcomes Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina's decision

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Thursday welcomed a decision by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina to release from custody a group of former members of the Bosnian Croat HVO forces...

Croatian PM says his gov't against orchestrated war crimes indictments

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said during Question Time in parliament on Wednesday that the Croatian government's position was that every crime should be investigated and prosecuted but that...

US extradites to Bosnia ex-HVO member suspected of war crimes

American authorities on Tuesday extradited to Bosnia and Herzegovina a former member of the Croat Defence Council (HVO), Azra Basic, suspected of war crimes, the Bosnian Prosecutor's Office has...