intelligence-chiefs-trial-promises-yugoslav-spy-revelations 24 Sep 14 Intelligence Chiefs’ Trial Promises Yugoslav Spy Revelations

The murder trial of former Yugoslav spy bosses Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic could expose the past crimes and continued influence of intelligence service officials in Croatia.

vukovar-battle-anniversary-highlights-croatia-divisions 25 Aug 14 Vukovar Battle Anniversary Highlights Croatia Divisions

As Croatian war veterans commemorate victims of the longest battle of the 1991-95 conflict, ethnic tensions in war-traumatised Vukovar remain troubled after a campaign to limit Serb minority rights.

croatia-s-language-dispute-leaves-minorities-nervous-1 12 Aug 14 Croatia’s Language Dispute Leaves Minorities Nervous

Croatia’s constitutional court will soon decide if there will be a referendum on reducing ethnic minorities’ language rights – a move which could encourage nationalist extremism, experts warn.

the-long-dark-shadow-of-croatia-s-victorious-campaign 05 Aug 14 The Lost Victims of Croatia’s Victorious Campaign

Nineteen years after Croatian forces seized back swathes of territory from Serb control during ‘Operation Storm’, relatives of those killed are still demanding answers from Zagreb about their loved ones’ fates. 

croatia-whitewashes-war-crimes-after-joining-eu 11 Jun 14 Croatia Whitewashes War Crimes After Joining EU

Croatia’s latest war crimes acquittals show how the country is feeling freer to leave wartime atrocities unpunished now that EU pressure to deal with the past has eased.

why-there-s-no-truth-about-the-bosnian-war 12 May 14 Why There’s No ‘Truth’ About the Bosnian War

Twenty-two years after the Bosnian war began, there is still no consensus in the country about its causes, and because of continuing ethnic divisions, there may never be any agreement.

the-cynicism-of-the-croatia-serbia-atrocity-olympics 04 Apr 14 The Cynicism of the Croatia-Serbia ‘Atrocity Olympics’

By stubbornly pursuing doomed genocide lawsuits against each other, Croatia and Serbia entered a legal suicide pact that cost taxpayers millions and perpetuated pernicious narratives about the past.

playing-together-but-still-living-apart 12 Mar 14 Playing Together, But Still Living Apart

Disabled war veterans from all over the former Yugoslavia come together to play at volleyball tournaments – but that doesn’t mean they’re getting any closer to post-conflict reconciliation.

serbia-croatia-genocide-lawsuits-expected-to-fail 28 Feb 14 Croatia-Serbia Genocide Lawsuits Expected to Fail

Zagreb and Belgrade are suing each other at the International Court of Justice, both alleging the other committed genocide, but legal experts and ordinary people believe that neither can win.

yugoslav-spy-boss-case-poisons-croatian-politics 20 Jan 14 Yugoslav Spy Boss Case Poisons Croatian Politics

A bid to extradite a former Yugoslav intelligence official has soured Croatia’s relations with Germany, divided the country, and could still expose some of the state’s best-kept secrets.

croatia-serbian-language-dispute-sparks-discord 26 Dec 13 Croatia: Serbian Language Dispute Creates Discord

Croatia joined the European Union in 2013, but the country was dogged by its wartime past throughout the year as angry protests erupted over language rights for the Serb minority.

infographic-state-aid-to-hague-indictees 23 Dec 13 Infographic: State Aid to Hague Indictees

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has established that five former Yugoslav countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia – spent a total of almost 40 million euro on support for war crimes suspects at the Hague Tribunal.

croatia-backing-homeland-war-generals 23 Dec 13 Croatia: Backing ‘Homeland War’ Generals

Croatia spent more than 28 million euro on the defence of three generals accused of war crimes, while even more money was raised to support them by a private fund.

how-ex-yugoslav-states-funded-war-crimes-defendants 23 Dec 13 How Ex-Yugoslav States Funded War Crimes Defendants

Former Yugoslav countries have spent almost 40 million euro of public money supporting war crimes suspects on trial at the Hague Tribunal, a BIRN investigation has revealed.

croatia-referendum-shows-perils-of-direct-democracy 04 Dec 13 Croatia Referendum Shows Perils of Direct Democracy

The gay marriage vote is a warning shot fired across the bows of the government - showing that conservative groups are learning to mobilize support for their social agenda.

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