Yugoslavia

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) said that most of the countries have...

Brammertz says Bosnian prosecution not biased

Croatia's then Justice Minister Orsat Miljenic said the factual descriptions of crimes committed in BiH "mention attacks by the Croatian army and some things that, in our view, are simply...

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 crimes against Serbs, the country's...

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 Bosnian Serbs that attempted to prevent the...

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 Split County Court on Thursday with 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 of Croatian Serb paramilitary commander...

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 Peruca dam, and it charges him and seven...

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 Yugoslavia.

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 Independence Day, which is observed today, saying that 8...

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 Lake in the Dalmatian hinterland...

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 was done in Germany.

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 of its territory, retired general Pavao...

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 protect Croatian veterans from indictments from...

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 bodies of the war missing and that Croatia was...