1990-football-riot-remains-croatia-s-national-myth-05-12-2016 13 May 16 1990 Football Riot Becomes National Myth in Croatia

Hardcore Dinamo Zagreb supporters believe a riot at a match against Red Star Belgrade 26 years ago kicked off the war, while conspiracy theories still circulate about why the violence erupted.

croatia-s-catholic-church-easy-on-fascist-sympathizers-05-09-2016 10 May 16 Croatian Church Urged to Tackle ‘Fascist Sympathisers’

The Catholic Church in Croatia should take action against priests who make statements in support of the country’s World War II-era Nazi-aligned regime, analysts urged.

serbia-promises-eu-to-intensify-war-prosecutions-05-09-2016 09 May 16 Serbia Promises EU to Intensify War Prosecutions

To boost its EU membership bid, Serbia has promised to prosecute all possible remaining war crimes suspects and reform its war crimes institutions, but rejected Croatian demands to change its legislation.

croatian-nationalists-exploiting-a-romanticised-history--04-24-2016 25 Apr 16 Croatian Nationalists ‘Exploiting a Romanticised History’

Christopher Bobyn, one of the directors of a documentary that examined the far-right scene in Croatia, told BIRN that nationalists are manipulating history and using the country’s economic problems to win support.

standing-up-to-croatia-s-wartime-armed-evictions-04-19-2016 21 Apr 16 Standing Up to Armed Evictions in Wartime Croatia

Evictions of people living in Yugoslav Army apartments during the 1990s war were condoned by the authorities and backed by military police, but some activists were courageous enough to try to stop them.

untold-stories-of-croatia-s-wartime-forced-evictions-04-19-2016 20 Apr 16 Untold Stories of Croatia’s Wartime Forced Evictions

In the first of a two-part series, people who were violently evicted from Yugoslav Army apartments during the 1990s war in Croatia recall their desperate struggles to win their homes back.

croatian-historian-condemns-minister-s-wwii-rhetoric-04-13-2016 13 Apr 16 Croatian Historian Condemns Minister’s WWII Rhetoric

Natasa Matausic, a historian who specialises in Croatia’s World War II history, said the country’s new culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic should apologise for past statements praising fascist fighters.

croatian-wartime-unit-celebrates-with-fascist-chant-04-11-2016 11 Apr 16 Croatian Wartime Unit Celebrates with Fascist Chant

A 1990s wartime Croatian Defence Forces unit named after a WWII Nazi-allied commander celebrated its 25th anniversary by chanting a fascist slogan and calling for it to be legalised.

croatian-jews-outraged-by-holocaust-denial-film-04-05-2016 05 Apr 16 Croatian Jews Outraged by Concentration Camp Film

Croatian Jewish representatives expressed outrage after the culture minister praised a film claiming the number of people killed by the country’s pro-Nazi WWII regime at the Jasenovac concentration camp was exaggerated.

how-seselj-s-verdict-got-history-terribly-wrong-04-01-2016 01 Apr 16 How Seselj’s Verdict Got History Terribly Wrong

In acquitting Vojislav Seselj of all charges, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia applied flawed logic, a bad understanding of history, and a stunning lack of decency and common sense.

safeguarding-the-yugoslavia-tribunal-s-unique-war-archives-03-29-2016 30 Mar 16 Safeguarding the Hague Tribunal’s Unique War Archives

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has amassed an archive of over 10 million documents and other vital evidence which must be preserved as a permanent record of the war years.

the-scandal-packed-spectacle-of-vojislav-seselj-s-trial-03-29-2016 30 Mar 16 The Scandal-Packed Spectacle of Vojislav Seselj’s Trial

Vojislav Seselj’s war crimes trial saw a series of scandals and disruptions, with the Serbian Radical Party leader repeatedly mocking the UN court and refusing to return for the verdict on Thursday.

israel-match-scandal-shows-banalization-of-croatia-s-fascism-03-24-2016 25 Mar 16 Croatia’s ‘Banal’ Fascism on Display at Israel Match

The Ustasa chant heard at Wednesday’s match, which the PM attended and the media ignored, is the result of the long-term ‘normalisation’ of once outlawed fascist symbols.


croatian-deputy-tourism-minister-carries-controversial-past-03-03-2016 04 Mar 16 Croatian Deputy Minister’s Wartime Tabloid Blunders

New Croatian deputy tourism minister Robert Pauletic is known for his teenage successes on TV quizzes, but misleading reports he published as a wartime tabloid editor have largely been forgotten.

vojislav-seselj-using-un-court-for-pr-in-serbia-02-28-2016 29 Feb 16 Vojislav Seselj ‘Using UN Court’ for PR in Serbia

The dispute between Belgrade and the UN war crimes court over Serbian Radical Party leader Seselj will only win the nationalist politician more support in Serbia’s upcoming elections, experts argue.

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