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Politician Marko Veselica, also known as Croatia's Mandela, dies

Croatian politician and economic expert, Marko Veselica, who earned the nickname "Croatia's Mandela" due to his 12-year imprisonment during the Communist-led...

Croatian PM announces new State Archives Act

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in the northern Croatian town of Bedekovcina on Monday that amendments to the State Archives Act were underway, announcing...

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...

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...

ICTY prosecution requests life for Ratko Mladic

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday requested life imprisonment for the Bosnian...

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...

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...

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...

S&P: Ratings for most ex-Yugoslav republics lower than 25 yrs ago

In a report called "The Former Yugoslav Republics 25 Years After The Fall of Yugoslavia. Where Are They Now?" Standard&Poor's Global Ratings (S&P...

Brammertz says Bosnian prosecution not biased

The chief prosecutor of the Hague war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has said that the ICTY does not think that the recent arrests of...

Ten ex-Bosnian Croat fighters arrested on war crimes charges

Ten former members of the HVO Bosnian Croat forces from the Bosanska Posavina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina were arrested on Monday on the suspicion of war...

Serb entity parliament marks 25th anniversary of self-styled assembly

The Bosnian Serb entity authorities on Monday organised an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of a self-styled assembly of...

Captain Dragan trial: Witness says lost hearing and kidney due to torture

The trial of Dragan Vasiljkovic, aka Captain Dragan, charged with war crimes against Croatian soldiers and civilians in the early 1990s, resumed before the...

Witness accuses ex-Serb paramilitary commander of torture

Retired Croatian war veteran and former police officer Velibor Bracic on Wednesday testified for several hours before the Split County Court in the trial...

Second indictment issued against JNA general charged with mining Peruca dam

A second indictment has been issued against retired Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) general Borislav Djukic, who has been standing trial for the mining of the...

Croatia observing Independence Day

Croatia is observing Independence Day today, a national holiday in honour of a parliamentary decision on severing all state and legal ties with the former...

Plenkovic: Independence Day key for severing all ties with former Yugoslavia

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic on Saturday paid his respects those killed for the homeland on the occasion of...

Mladic boasted of having mined Peruca dam, says witness

During the trial of Borislav Djukic, a retired general of the former Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), charged with the war crime of destroying the dam on Peruca...

Lengsfeld for opening archives of Yugoslav communist secret service

Former Bundestag member Vera Lengsfeld said in Zagreb on Thursday that Croatia should open the archives of the former Yugoslav communist secret service as...

Croatia wasn't aggressor in Bosnia, says retired general

Croatia only protected its national interests during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and its goal was neither military aggression nor annexation...

Former Montenegro President goes to prison for corruption

A former top Montenegrin politician was sentenced to 22 months in prison for corruption after striking a plea agreement with prosecutors, a court said Monday...

State officials promise to protect veterans from indictments from Serbia, Bosnia

Croatian state officials on Friday attended the opening of new offices of the Croatian Generals Association (HGZ) in Zagreb, saying that they would...

Minister says Serbia still not contributing enough to search for war missing

War Veterans Minister Tomo Medved said on Tuesday that 20 years after the Homeland War Serbia was still not contributing enough to the finding of the...

Paklenica National Park opens underground centre for visitors

The underground information centre for visitors to the Paklenica National Park was formally inaugurated on Sunday, and this multipurpose visitor centre...

FM: Croatia to impose counter-measures on Serbia

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac has said that Zagreb will apply counter-measures on Serbia which he accuses of persecuting Croatian...

War crimes indictment issued against 13 Bosnian Serbs

The Bosnia and Herzegovina prosecutorial authorities have issued an indictment against 13 former Bosnian Serb soldiers charging them with war crimes...

Biden apologises to families of victims killed in NATO air strikes on Serbia

US Vice President Joe Biden apologised in Belgrade on Tuesday to the families of those killed in NATO's four-month air strikes against Serbia and Yugoslavia in...

ICTY judgement in Karadzic case exonerates Milosevic from responsibility for crimes in Bosnia?

Slobodan Milosevic has again become a media topic in Serbia and neighbouring countries following claims by some Western analysts that in its non-final...

Perkovic, Mustac found guilty, sentenced to life

The Higher Regional Court in Munich on Wednesday found Yugoslav-era Croatian intelligence officials Josip Perkovic and Zdravko Mustac guilty of the murder...

ICTY criticises Serbia for continued glorification of war criminals

Serbia continues to glorify war criminals and is not fully cooperating with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Hague-...

Prosecutors request life imprisonment for Perkovic and Mustac

German prosecutors have requested life imprisonment for Yugoslav-era Croatian intelligence officials Josip Perkovic and Zdravko Mustac over the murder of...

Slovenia for implementing succession treaty

The implementation of the succession treaty signed 15 years ago by the successors to the former Yugoslavia is one of the priorities of Slovenia's foreign...

Yugoslav acting legend "Bata" Zivojinovic dies aged 83

Serbian acting legend Velimir "Bata" Zivojinovic, famous in the region A prolific actor from early on, he had appeared in more than 340 big screen and...

Croatian Journalists' Association: Free Florence Hartmann now!

The Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) on Friday condemned the arrest of a French reporter and a former spokeswoman for the prosecution of the Hague-based...

Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic gets 40 years for Srebrenica genocide

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (...

Karadzic gets 40 years for genocide and war crimes

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday found Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic guilty of genocide at...

Former Yugoslavia's top striker, coach Santrac dead at 70

Yugoslav football legend, the now non-existent country's top striker and later coach Slobodan Santrac died Saturday at 70, Serbian state TV RTS...

Date of Zagreb trial of Martic and Celeketic to be known in March

The Zagreb County Court will decide by mid-March when Croatian Serb rebel leader Milan Martic and a military commander of the self-styled Republic of Serb...

Presidential adviser testifies in Perkovic-Mustac trial

Vladimir Seks testified on Tuesday in the trial of ex-Yugoslav intelligence officials Josip Perkovic and Zdravko Mustac and denied having anything to do with...

UN war crimes tribunal orders retrial of Serbian secret police bosses

The appeals chamber of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday overturned the acquittal of Serbian strongman...
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