29 Aug 16 Serbia PM Srebrenica Attack ‘Still Under Investigation’

Contrary to Serbian allegations, an investigation into men who allegedly attacked Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic at the Srebrenica commemoration in 2015 is still ongoing, the local mayor said.

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24 Aug 16 Croatia Threatens to Arrest Vojislav Seselj

Croatia’s prime minister warned that nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj, who says he has been given a Serbian diplomatic passport and plans to visit Zagreb, will be arrested if he enters the country.

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24 Aug 16 Vucic Visit to Croatia ‘Could Ease Tensions’

If Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic visits Croatia on Thursday to attend a ministrial forum in Dubrovnik, it could ease growing tensions between two countries, a political analyst suggested.

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23 Aug 16 Serb Referendum Splits Bosnia’s International Overseers

The US, EU, Russia and other international powers which are guarantors of Bosnia’s peace agreement are struggling to agree on concrete action to stop the Bosnian Serbs holding an ethnically-divisive referendum.

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19 Aug 16 Brcko Supervisor Rejects Bosnian Serb Referendum

The internationally-appointed supervisor of the Brcko District refused permission to hold a controversial Bosnian Serb referendum in the area, arguing that it violates the country’s constitution.

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17 Aug 16 Biden Urges Kosovo to Seek Reconciliation with Serbia

Speaking in Pristina, US Vice-President Joe Biden said that Kosovo officials should work toward normalising relations with Serbia in order to make progress towards joining the EU.

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17 Aug 16 Biden Offers Condolences for Victims of NATO Bombing

US Vice-President Joseph Biden offered condolences to the families of 1999 NATO bombing victims and urged Serbia and Kosovo to resolve open issues during a visit to Belgrade.

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15 Aug 16 Dispute Over Cyrillic Raises Tensions Between Croatia, Serbia

The announcement by Croatia’s interior minister that ‘false Serb residents’ of the town of Vukovar will be deleted from its population list, thus enabling the Serbian language and Cyrillic script to be abolished as one of its official languages, has sparked yet another rise in tensions between Belgrade and Zagreb. 

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11 Aug 16 Bosnian Serb Court Rejects Bosniaks’ Referendum Challenge

The Constitutional Court in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska rejected an attempt by Bosniaks to block a controversial referendum about the annual Day of Republika Srpska holiday.

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05 Aug 16 Croatian Politicians Celebrate Operation Storm Victory

Croatian politicians at the annual Victory Day commemoration in the southern town of Knin were united in praising their army’s defeat of rebel Serb forces in Operation Storm in 1995.

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04 Aug 16 Croatia Prepares to Celebrate ‘Operation Storm’ Victory

Croatia will stage its annual showpiece celebration of victory in 1995’s Operation Storm on Friday in the town of Knin, where there will also be a concert by nationalist singer Marko Perkovic Thompson.

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03 Aug 16 Yugoslav Spy Chiefs Jailed for Life

Former Yugoslav State Security Service officials Josip Perkovic and Zdravko Mustac have been sentenced to life in prison for abetting the murder of a Croatian émigré in Germany in 1983.

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02 Aug 16 Yugoslav Spy Chiefs Await Munich Murder Verdict

The verdict in the trial of Josip Perkovic and Zdravko Mustac, former Yugoslav intelligence officers accused of the murder of a Croatian émigré in Munich in 1983, will be delivered on Wednesday.

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02 Aug 16 Yugoslav Spy Chief Seeks Murder Trial Acquittal

The lawyer for Josip Perkovic, one of two former Yugoslav intelligence officers standing trial for the murder of a Croat émigré in Munich in 1983, called for his client to be acquitted.

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27 Jul 16 Life Sentences Sought for Former Yugoslav Spies

Munich prosecutors have demanded life sentences for two former Yugoslav intelligence officers, Josip Perkovic and Zdravko Mustac, for the murder of a Croat emigrant.

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