Serbia-EU talks

Veterans ministry says has received no information about possible indictments

The Ministry of Justice said that the information concerning Serbia's legal action against Croatian citizens related to 2011, and the Ministry of Veterans' Affairs said that it had no official documents about that.

Croatian justice minister says 43 Croatian citizens on Serbia's list

Justice Minister Ante Sprlje confirmed on Saturday evening that 43 Croatian citizens were on the list of persons against whom Serbia launched an investigation based on the law under which this country declared itself competent to process war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia.

Croatia sets up task force to monitor if Serbia is meeting benchmarks

The Croatian government on Tuesday set up a commission in charge of monitoring how Serbia is meeting benchmarks from the negotiation on Chapters 23 and 24 within the accession negotiations with the European Union, the Croatian government stated in a press release.

Croatian FM: Controversial Serbian law "de facto suspended"

Serbia must abolish its jurisdiction over war crimes in Croatia or otherwise it will not be able to advance towards EU membership, Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miro Kovac said in Zagreb on Monday, stressing that the disputed Serbian law was "de facto suspended".

Serbia wants to keep bilateral issues with Croatia separate from EU membership talks

Serbian Minister for European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic said on Monday that Serbia would deal with bilateral issues with Croatia separately from the European Union because these were two separate legal institutional frameworks, according to media in Belgrade.

Croatian PM expects Serbia to comply with agreed positions

Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic expects Serbia to comply with the conditions for further talks with the European Union, including one that it cannot prosecute Croatian citizens for war crimes, the government said in a press release on Monday.

EU opens key Serbian accession chapters on democracy, justice

Serbia took a step forward Monday in its bid to join the European Union, as the bloc launched membership negotiations with Belgrade in the key areas of justice and fundamental rights.