croatian-culture-minister-slams-smear-campaign--05-25-2016
25 May 16 Croatian Culture Minister Slams ‘Smear Campaign’

Culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic condemned an open letter signed by scores of public figures from around the word calling for him to be sacked for his controversial views on World War II.

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24 May 16 Croatian Govt Urged to Sack ‘Extremist’ Minister

A Nobel Prize winner, former ministers and numerous arts world figures have signed an open letter calling for culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic to be sacked for his controversial views on World War II.

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20 May 16 Croatian Culture Minister Visits Controversial 1990s Memorial

Culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic visited a memorial to a 1990s unit named after a WWII Nazi-allied commander, saying it was only controversial to people who don’t respect war veterans.

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19 May 16 Serbia Accused of Not Cooperating with UN Court

A Serbian court decision not to extradite three Serbian Radical Party members who are wanted for alleged witness intimidation to the Hague Tribunal has sparked accusations of non-cooperation from Croatia.

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12 May 16 Croatian Police Official Mercep Jailed for War Crimes

Tomislav Mercep, a former Croatian interior ministry assistant and unofficial commander of a reservist police battalion, was sentenced to five-and-half years for war crimes against civilians in 1991.

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12 May 16 Absurdist Exhibition Pictures Croats on the Moon

The artists behind the exhibition ‘God and His Croatian People’ have created a series of absurdist images satirising nationalism and the glorification of former President Franjo Tudjman.

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04 May 16 Thousands Mark Tito’s Death Anniversary in Serbia

Thirty-six years after Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito died, several thousand of his admirers paid tribute to him in Belgrade and remembered what they believe were better times.

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27 Apr 16 European Court Rejects Croatian Policemen’s Unfair Detention Claims

The European Court of Human Rights rejected claims by three Croatian ex-policemen including former interior ministry aide Tomislav Mercep who said they had been kept too long in pre-trial detention.

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27 Apr 16 Croatia Convicts Five Rebel Serb Policemen

Five former members of the police force of the self-proclaimed Republic of Serbian Krajina wartime rebel statelet in Croatia were convicted in their absence of committing war crimes in 1991.

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26 Apr 16 Croatian War Veterans End 18-Month-Long Protest

Croatian ex-soldiers said they will end their 18-month-long sit-in protest outside the war veterans’ ministry but will continue campaigning for legislation to enshrine their rights in the constitution.

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23 Apr 16 Croatia Govt Criticised at WWII Death Camp Commemoration

Anti-fascists held an alternative memorial for victims of the Jasenovac concentration camp after boycotting the state ceremony, accusing officials of downplaying the Croatian WWII Nazi-allied regime’s crimes.

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22 Apr 16 Boycott Overshadows Croatian Concentration Camp Memorial

Senior ministers attended the official annual commemoration at the Jasenovac concentration camp, but Croatian Serbs held a separate event amid an ongoing dispute about the country’s Nazi-allied WWII regime.

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21 Apr 16 Serbia Protests over Croatian Minister’s War ‘Insult’

The Serbian foreign ministry sent a protest note to Zagreb’s ambassador in Belgrade after a Croatian minister said that the 1990s war was planned in Serbia.

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21 Apr 16 Montenegro Extradites Yugoslav Army Officer to Croatia

Montenegro has extradited former Yugoslav People’s Army officer Pavle Pantic to Croatia to stand trial for the shelling of the coastal city of Split during the war in 1991.

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20 Apr 16 Croatian President Protests to UN over Seselj Acquittal

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic wrote to the UN Secretary-General, warning that the Hague war crimes court’s acquittal of Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj was a “dangerous precedent”.

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