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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nazi-backed-leader-milan-nedic-did-not-killed-jews--05-23-2016
23 May 16 Serbia’s Nazi-Backed Leader ‘Did Not Kill Jews’

A historian who testified at a rehabilitation hearing for Milan Nedic argued that the Nazi-backed WWII-era puppet government leader was not directly involved in killing Jews.

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23 May 16 Bosnia Fines Football Clubs for Nationalist Chants

Over the 2015-16 Bosnian football league season, the country’s clubs had to pay a total of more than 140,000 euros in fines, many for their supporters’ use of nationalist chants and slogans.

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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 Bosniak, Croat War Veterans Rally for Higher Pensions

Some 10,000 veterans of the Bosnian Army and the Croatian Defence Council protested in cities across the country’s Federation entity, asking for higher pensions.

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16 May 16 Vojislav Seselj to Run for Serbian Presidency

The nationalist Serbian Radical Party announced that its leader, recently-acquitted war crimes defendant Vojislav Seselj, will run in the presidential elections next year.

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bosnian-museum-preserves-war-childhood-memories-05-11-2016
13 May 16 Sarajevo Museum to Preserve Wartime Childhood Memories

A group of Sarajevo residents is developing a museum devoted to childhood during wartime to preserve the mementoes and memories of Bosnians who grew up during the 1990s conflict.

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07 May 16 Historic Bosnian Mosque Reopens amid Heavy Security

The Bosnian Serb leadership laid on tight security for the grand reopening of a historic Ottoman-era mosque in Banja Luka, restored after being demolished by Serb forces during wartime.

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un-warned-about-bosnian-serb-secession-threat-05-06-2016
06 May 16 UN Warned About Bosnian Serb ‘Secession’ Threat

The top international official in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Valentin Inzko, warned the UN Security Council that the Bosnian Serb leadership was threatening a referendum on secession and glorifying war criminals.

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croatian-war-veterans-end-1-5-year-long-protest-04-26-2016
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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boycott-overshadows-memorial-for-croatia-wwii-victims-04-22-2016
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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croatian-president-wrote-un-secretary-on-seselj-case-04-20-2016
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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croatian-war-criminal-temporary-released-for-health-reasons-04-18-2016
18 Apr 16 Croatian War Criminal Temporarily Freed for Treatment

War criminal Veljko Maric, whose case sparked a long-running row between the Zagreb and Belgrade authorities, was given temporary leave from a Croatian prison for medical treatment.

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