11 Feb 16 Croatian Culture Minister Wrote for Pro-Fascist Journal

The future of Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic looked more uncertain after a newspaper revealed that in 1996 he wrote articles hailing Croatian Fascist Ustasa fighters as heroes.

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08 Feb 16 Nazi-Backed Leader Milan Nedic ‘Helped Serbs’

A witness at a rehabilitation hearing for Milan Nedic argued that the Nazi-backed WWII-era puppet government leader helped many Serbs survive the German occupation of the region.

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05 Feb 16 Croatia Parliament Backs Controversial WWII Commemoration

The parliamentary presidency voted to reintroduce sponsorship of an event in Bleiburg in Austria commemorating the deaths of tens of thousands of Nazi-allied Croatian troops and civilians.

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03 Feb 16 Croatian War Criminal Vows to Prove Mercep Innocent

Jailed war criminal Igor Mikola, a former member of the ‘Mercepovci’ police unit, claimed he can prove its alleged commander Tomislav Mercep is innocent and reveal information about other crimes.

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29 Jan 16 Croatian Newspaper Loses Spy Claim Libel Case

Croatian newspaper Nacional must pay 9,100 euro compensation to vice prime minister Tomislav Karamarko for publishing claims that he was an informer for the Yugoslav intelligence service.

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28 Jan 16 Croatian Activists Target ‘Reactionary’ Culture Minister

Newly nominated Croatian culture minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic has come under fire for his right-wing politics, his criticism of anti-fascists and his alleged lack of experience in the cultural sector.

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26 Jan 16 Croatian ‘Traitors’ Defy New War Veterans Minister

Thousands of Croatians have put their names on an online register of ‘national traitors’, mocking new war veterans minister Mijo Crnoja, who said he was planning to catalogue enemies of the state.

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22 Jan 16 Serbia Flouts Victims' Reparation Rights, Report

Despite the international conventions it has signed, Serbian courts blatantly violate victims' rights to reparations, Belgrade rights group says in a report.

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21 Jan 16 TV Host’s ‘Chetnik’ Rant Angers Croatia’s Serbs

TV host Marko Juric is in hot water for telling people in Zagreb they should beware of the 'Chetniks' lurking in the city-centre Serbian Orthodox church.

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20 Jan 16 German Intelligence Service ‘Paid Croatian Dissident Well’

A former German spy told the murder trial of Yugoslav security chiefs Zdravko Mustac and Josip Perkovic that a Croatian dissident who was killed was being well-paid by German intelligence.

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19 Jan 16 Croatia Pays Compensation for Police Murder of Serb

The family of a Serb civilian killed by Croatian police in the town of Sisak in 1991 was awarded 86,000 euro - a precedent which could lead to more compensation payouts to Serb victims.

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19 Jan 16 Croatian Activists to Commemorate Tudjman-Era Crimes

After Zagreb opened a tender for a memorial to 1990s President Franjo Tudjman, human rights activists have asked for ideas for a counter-memorial to spotlight wartime crimes and corruption.

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18 Jan 16 Zagreb to Try 1990s Croatian Serb Leader

Milan Martic, the leader of rebel Croatian Serbs in the 1990s, and Milan Celeketic, his military chief-of-staff, will go on trial in absentia next month for rocket attacks on Croatian cities.

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14 Jan 16 Hague Tribunal Demands Updates on Serbian Radicals’ Arrests

The UN-backed court in The Hague told Belgrade to send monthly reports on its efforts to arrest three Serbian Radical Party officials accused of threatening witnesses at their leader Vojislav Seselj’s trial.

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11 Jan 16 Belgrade-Zagreb Weapons Row Sparks Media Offensive

As Serbia and Croatia trade accusations over new weapons purchases, experts warned that provocative media coverage of the row was reviving aggressive rhetoric that could damage relations.

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