hadzic-trial-resumes-after-summer-break
01 Sep 14 Goran Hadzic Denies Controlling Paramilitary Arkan

Former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic resumed his war crimes defence at the Hague Tribunal, distancing himself from Serb paramilitaries fighting in Croatia and from Slobodan Milosevic.

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croatia-threatens-serbia-s-eu-path-over-wartime-missing
01 Sep 14 Croatia Threatens Serbia’s EU Path Over Wartime Missing

Zagreb said it could obstruct Serbia and other Balkan countries’ paths to EU membership if they do not provide more information about Croats who went missing during the 1991-95 war.

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croatia-anti-fascist-street-naming-thwarted
25 Aug 14 Croatia Anti-Fascist Street Naming Thwarted

A proposal to name a new street in the Croatian city of Split after WWII anti-fascist Partisan fighters was withdrawn after opposition from veterans’ associations and right-wing politicians.

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croatian-anti-fascist-street-name-sparks-dispute
21 Aug 14 Croatian Anti-Fascist Street Name Sparks Dispute

The mayor of Split’s backing for the naming of a new street after WWII anti-fascist Partisan fighters has been criticised by right-wing politicians in the Croatian coastal city.

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croatia-changes-rules-on-referendum
20 Aug 14 Croatia Moves to Toughen Referendum Rules

Embarrassed by the success of right-wing groups in overturning government policy through referendums, the Croatian authorities are changing the rules.

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croatia-war-veterans-draw-comfort-from-court-ruling
13 Aug 14 Croatia War Veterans Draw Comfort From Court Ruling

Campaigners against bilingual signs say the court decision vetoing a referendum on the issue is not a total blow to their cause.

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croatia-court-vetoes-anti-cyrillic-referendum
12 Aug 14 Croatia Court Vetoes ‘Anti-Cyrillic’ Referendum

Court says referendum on minority rights - effectively centring on Serbian Cyrillic signs in Vukovar - may not take place as the proposed changes would undermine constitutionally guaranteed human rights.

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06 Aug 14 100,000 Croatian Nationalists Join ‘Victory Day’ Party

Conservative campaigners and a freed war criminal joined celebrations in the village of Cavoglave on the anniversary of the Croatian Army’s victory over Serb forces in 1995’s Operation Storm.

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serbia-mourns-victims-of-croatia-s-operation-storm
05 Aug 14 Serbia Mourns Victims of Croatia’s Operation Storm

As Zagreb prepared to celebrate the anniversary of the Croatian Army’s 1995 military operation as ‘Victory Day’, Belgrade officials commemorated Serbs who died during the fighting.

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croatian-leaders-booed-at-victory-day-ceremony
05 Aug 14 Croatian Leaders Booed at ‘Victory Day’ Ceremony

PM Zoran Milanovic and President Ivo Josipovic were heckled by war veterans at a ceremony to mark the 19th anniversary of the Croatian Army’s victorious Operation Storm against Serb forces.

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greece-arrests-croatian-serb-for-war-crimes
01 Aug 14 Greece Arrests Croatian Serb for War Crimes

Greek officers detained Serb former prison guard Djuka Bogunovic after Croatia issued a warrant for his arrest on war crimes charges, accusing him of torturing a policeman.

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hadzic-denies-mass-expulsion-of-croats
24 Jul 14 Goran Hadzic Denies Mass Expulsion of Croats

Former Croatian Serb leader Hadzic told his war crimes trial that he was not responsible for the mass expulsion of Croats from Serb-dominated areas of Croatia during the 1990s war.

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hadzic-claims-serb-state-was-legitimate
22 Jul 14 Serbs in Croatia ‘Legitimately Wanted Own State’

Former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic told his war crimes trial that Serbs in Croatia were justified in wanting an independent state like the Croats after Yugoslavia broke up.

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germany-to-try-yugoslav-spy-for-murder
21 Jul 14 Germany to Try Top Yugoslav Spy for Murder

The start of the trial of former intelligence agent Josip Perkovic for his alleged involvement in a political assassination in 1983 has been scheduled for October.

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hadzic-denies-connections-with-arkan
17 Jul 14 Croatian Serb Leader Denies Links to Paramilitary Arkan

Former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic told his war crimes trial that he didn’t work with notorious paramilitary boss Zeljko Raznatovic, alias ‘Arkan’, despite photo and video evidence.

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