29 Sep 15 Balkan Reconciliation a Fragile Process

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Dayton accords that ended the Bosnian war, a conference heard that relations in the region are still easily inflamed.

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28 Sep 15 Croatia to Make Yugoslav Spy Files Public

The Croatian security agency has given documents from the Yugoslav secret services to the state archives with a view to giving the public partial access to the classified files for the first time.

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28 Sep 15 Belgrade-Zagreb Row Unsettles Croatian Serb Minority

Representatives of the Serb community in Croatia said that the ongoing dispute between Belgrade and Zagreb over the increased flow of refugees could have worrying consequences for the minority.

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11 Sep 15 Croatian Veterans Promise Continued Protests During Elections

The leader of a months-long sit-in protest by Croatian war veterans said it would continue during the upcoming parliamentary election campaign to put pressure on candidates to support them.

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09 Sep 15 Croatian Military Prison Camp Trial Opens

Two former prison chiefs and three military policemen are being tried for war crimes against Serb prisoners held at the Lora detention camp in 1992, including three killings.

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25 Aug 15 Croatian Army Petitioned to Adopt Fascist Slogan

President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has immediately rejected a petition signed by 3,200 people calling for the army to start using the Croatian WWII-era fascist chant ‘Za dom spremni’.

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24 Aug 15 Croatian War Criminal Arrested after Decade on Run

Emilio Bungur, who was convicted of war crimes against Serb civilian prisoners, was arrested near the Croatian coastal town of Sibenik after being on the run for ten years.

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13 Aug 15 Croatian Opposition Leader Sues over Spy Claims

The leader of Croatia’s main opposition party, Tomislav Karamarko, filed a suit against a former Yugoslav official who alleged that the politician used to be an informant for the Yugoslav secret services.

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12 Aug 15 Croatian Wartime General Poses with Hitler Wine

Photographs on the official Facebook page of Croatian wartime general Branimir Glavas, who is being tried for war crimes, show him posing with wine bottles labelled with Adolf Hitler’s picture.

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10 Aug 15 Serbia PM’s Balkan Remembrance Day Plan Rejected

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s proposal to establish a regional Remembrance Day to pay tribute to all the victims of the 1990s wars was instantly rejected by Croatia and Kosovo.

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07 Aug 15 Serbia, Croatia in Diplomatic Row Over Operation Storm

Belgrade and Zagreb exchanged diplomatic protest notes, accusing each other of hate speech and ethnic intolerance during this week’s 20th anniversary of the Croatian military’s Operation Storm.

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06 Aug 15 Croats Chant Anti-Serb Slogans at Nationalist Concert

Some 80,000 people watched nationalist singer Marko Perkovic Thompson celebrate the 20th anniversary of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm, many chanting “Kill a Serb” and fascist slogans from WWII.

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05 Aug 15 Thousands Join Croatian Victory Celebrations in Knin

Thousands of people celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Croatian military’s victorious Operation Storm in Knin - the first town seized back from rebel Serbs during the offensive in August 1995.

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05 Aug 15 Croatia Celebrates Operation Storm Anniversary; Serbia Mourns

Croatia staged a military parade to mark the 20th anniversary of its victory in Operation Storm, which defeated Serb rebels, while Serbia commemorated the dead and the refugees.

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04 Aug 15 Croatia Marks 1995 Victory with Military Parade

Croatia is organising a showpiece military parade in Zagreb to mark the 20th anniversary of its victorious Operation Storm which crushed Serb rebels in August 1995.

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