Yugoslavia

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...

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...

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 Serb wartime military commander,...

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...

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...