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Serb official says media fomenting anti-minority sentiments

The vice-president of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS), Milorad Pupovac, on Friday held a news conference on media reports according to which the SDSS is seeking, in exchange for support to the new government to be led by the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), employment in public companies in line with principles of ethnic representation, accusing them of fomenting an anti-minority atmosphere.  

Office of prosecutor nixes war crimes charges against Croat Serb leader

The County Office of Chief State Prosecutor in the city of Osijek has dismissed the war crimes charges which were pressed against  Croatian Serb leader Vojislav Stanimirovic  by journalist Karolina Vidovic Kristo and historian Josip Jurcevic.

4 Serb reps say Pupovac, SDSS, SNV breaching constitutional law on ethnic minority rights

The letter was signed by the chairmen of Serb ethnic minority councils in Istria, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Pozega-Slavonia and Karlovac counties.

Pupovac: We won't back gov't that would include Hasanbegovic

The vice-president of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS), Milorad Pupovac, told the N1 television on Thursday that representatives of ethnic minorities could participate in the majority to be formed in the new parliament, but noted that his party would definitely not support a government in which Zlatko Hasanbegovic would sit.

SDSS wins all three Serb minority seats in parliament

Preliminary results of Sunday's early parliamentary election show that the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) won 61 seats in the 151-seat parliament, while its main rival, the People's Coalition led by the Social Democratic Party (SDP), captured 54 seats.

SDSS calls on ethnic Serbs to ask for minority slate in Sunday election

The Independent Democratic Serb party (SDSS) at the election rally in Karlovac on Thursday called on representatives of the Serb ethnic minority to go to the polls on Sunday, ask for a minority "pink" slate and vote for Milo Morvat, Boris Milosevic and Milorad Pupovac.

Pupovac says doesn't fear competition for Serb minority seats in Croatian parliament

The Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) on Friday submitted to the State Election Commission candidacies for three representatives of the Serb ethnic minority that will run Constituency no.12.

Pupovac says difficult for SDSS to take part in Aug 5 celebrations because of the way holiday is marked

The vice president of the Independent Democratic Serb party (SDSS), Milorad Pupovac, in the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar on Sunday once again commented on the atmosphere and the celebration of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Veterans' Day in Knin, saying that because of the way that day is celebrated, it was very hard for the SDSS to take part in it.

Pupovac says SDSS will have 3 candidates on minority slate

Leaders of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) in the party headquarters in the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar on Sunday are deciding about candidates on slates for early parliamentary election and according to party sources the SDSS will have three candidates on the minority slate.

Serb MP says budget cuts for minorities won't stifle them, veterans' rep says won't support cuts

"If someone thinks they will stifle us by reducing funds for the work of minority institutions, I can only say - they will not," Pupovac told reporters in a comment on the budget proposal for 2016 ...

SNV reports growing anti-Serb sentiment

A considerable increase in cases of ethnically-motivated violence, threats and hate speech directed against ethnic Serbs in Croatia was recorded in 2015, according to figures from a bulletin published by the Serb National Council (SNV).

Pupovac condemns attack on young man in Vukovar

"My party and the SNV have condemned this criminal act committed by three young men and I am condemning it now," Pupovac said in an interview with Croatian Radio 

Serb official warns about growing intolerance in letter to Croatian president

"Some respond to political discussions about the government and its platform with a campaign of intolerance and hate, and some see statements by individual members of the government and parliament as encouragement and support to that campaign,"

Milakovic announces initiative to establish new Serb party

The deputy mayor of Vukovar, Srdjan Milakovic, announced on Saturday that a new Serb party would be established in Croatia after several senior Serb officials met in Zagreb on Friday and expressed their dissatisfaction at how the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) was protecting the interests of the ethnic Serbs in the country.

Pupovac: Croatia's policy inconducive to good relations with Serbia

Croatian Serb leader and an MP of the Independent Democratic Serbian Party (SDSS), Milorad Pupovac, has told  Vojvodina Television (RTV) that "he cannot imagine that Belgrade could have good relations with this type of policy from Zagreb," assessing that relations between the Croatian and Serbian governments could be good if it were not for events targeted against Serbs.

Serb leader raps Oreskovic over inadequate approach to minorities

Croatian Serb leader Milorad Pupovac has criticised the new Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic for failure to mention ethnic minorities in the programme the PM outlined in parliament when seeking approval for his cabinet.

Pupovac says foundation for talks is guarantee that minority rights won't be cut

We met and talked about how the current parliamentary majority, primarily the HDZ planned to practice its policy toward minority rights, the development of regions populated by minorities.

President requests probe into Raskovic document leak

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has requested the National Security Council to launch an investigation into the leak of a document from the Security and Intelligence Agency (SOA)

Pupovac doesn't rule out SDSS support to HDZ-led government

He said that although not all option had been exhausted and political parties  were still attempting to find a solution, Croatia was closer and closer to the new election.

SDSS, MOST officials interviewed in police probe into political trade-offs

"I gave a statement to the police and guaranteed with my signature that I would not divulge its contents to the media," Grmoja told Hina,

Mirko Raskovic resigns as deputy Sibenik-Knin County head to become MP

Raskovic was elected a member of Parliament on the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) slate, but has in the meantime left the party.

SDSS claims has indication of attempts to snatch parliamentary seats

"Should the indications of attempts to snatch seats prove to be true, we will have to seek protection of state institutions, because such things cannot be tolerated," Pupovac said.

SDSS official says Mirko Raskovic has left party

Asked if it was true that Raskovic had left the SDSS, Pupovac replied with a brief text message: "He did, today at 08:01 hours, by a letter to the SDSS president and presidency."

Karamarko says maybe Milanovic created intelligence underworld

"I'm proud of having been the head of the SOA (Security and Intelligence Agency), of having been chief of the UNS (National Security Office), of having been interior minister,

Pupovac says doesn't want to be deputy PM

"Neither Milanovic offered that, nor had we discussed it. Even if that position had been offered to me, I would not have accepted it because I have other preferences ...

SDSS officials: Let Raskovic say who is pressuring him and whom he met

Raskovic should say whom he met in one of Zagreb's hotels a day before Wednesday's consultations when he was supposed to be in the SDSS, and what the talks were about.

SDSS leader says Raskovic's conduct contradictory, dismisses reports of threats

He said earlier that he would abide by the party's position and then disregarded the SDSS Presidency's decision to support the left-wing coalition.

Serb party in talks with centre-left coalition

"Most of the voters of the Serb national minority and the SDSS are more inclined to a centre-left coalition, as was shown by these elections as well and we certainly have this in mind. 

Croatian Serb leader claims intolerance, nationalism rising

Pupovac, a candidate on the SDSS slate for the 8 November parliamentary election, said that intolerance had been targeted against members of all ethnic minorities, ...