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23 Jun 17

Croatia Seeks Role in Bosnian Croats’ Hague Trial

Croatia has filed an appeal to the Hague war crimes tribunal, asking to be allowed to participate in the trial of six former Bosnian Croat officials, but prosecutors have objected.

23 Jun 17

Macron to Visit Romania After Vowing to Tackle Cheap Labour

President Macron’s harsh line on Eastern Europeans who work in the West - but pay less in social contributions – will impact on the Balkans, as well as on his primary target, Poland.

22 Jun 17

Serbian Official Blames Yugoslav Army for Croatia Crimes

Former Serbian security chief Jovica Stanisic’s lawyer told the Hague Tribunal that the Yugoslav People’s Army was responsible for crimes in the Serb-led Republic of Serbian Krajina wartime statelet in Croatia in 1991.

21 Jun 17

Serbian Security Chiefs ‘Seen in Croatia Conflict Zone’

A former Yugoslav People’s Army colonel told the UN court in The Hague that he saw Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic in 1991 in the Knin area, where crimes against Croats were committed.

21 Jun 17

Russia’s Strategic Plans Failing in Balkans, IISS Says

London-based think tank says Moscow’s bid to establish bloc of four neutral or pro-Moscow Balkan states has experienced major setbacks in Macedonia and Montenegro.

20 Jun 17

Serbian Official Denies Key Role in Croatian War

The defence lawyer for former security official Franko Simatovic told the Hague Tribunal that a witness’s claim that the Serbian State Security Service was a protagonist in the Croatian war in 1991 was false.

20 Jun 17

Luka Modric Probe ‘Sends Warning to Perjurers’

A new investigation into Real Madrid star Luka Modric, suspected of giving false testimony in a corruption trial in Croatia, demonstrates that people must tell the truth in court, the ex-justice minister said.

19 Jun 17

Poles, Romanians Fervently pro-Western, Survey Shows

An opinion survey of seven countries conducted by the NGO Globsec highlights the staunchly pro-EU and pro-NATO views of Romanians and Poles compared to some other regional states.

15 Jun 17

Serbian Security ‘Trained Serb Forces in Croatia’

The defence lawyer for former Serbian State Security Service chief Jovica Stanisic rejected a witness’s claim that he saw the defendant in Knin in Croatia in 1991 and that Belgrade trained local Serb forces in the area.

14 Jun 17

Stanisic and Simatovic ‘Controlled Ethnic Cleansing Units’

At the retrial of former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic in The Hague, prosecutors said they were superior officers to units that committed grave crimes in Bosnia and Croatia.

13 Jun 17

Serbian Security Chiefs ‘Implemented Milosevic’s Criminal Plan’

As the retrial of former security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic began in The Hague, prosecutors said they were “key participants” in a joint criminal enterprise to dominate parts of Croatia and Bosnia.

12 Jun 17

Serbian Security Officials’ Hague Retrial to Begin

The retrial of former Serbian state security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, who are accused of war crimes in Bosnia and Croatia, will open at the UN court on Tuesday.

09 Jun 17

Fascist Chants Mar Croat Nationalist Concert in Bosnia

Fascist slogans were chanted at a concert by Croatian nationalist singer Marko Perkovic ‘Thompson’ in the Bosnian town of Mostar in support of Bosnian Croat ex-officials on trial for war crimes.

08 Jun 17

ISIS Threatens Terror Campaign in the Balkans

So-called Islamic State has vowed to decapitate ‘infidels’ and kill Serbs, Croats and Muslim ‘traitors’ in the Balkans in a new threat to the region published in the Bosnian version of the jihadists’ magazine.

08 Jun 17

Bosnia’s Mostar Braces for Croat Nationalist Concert

Singer Marko Perkovic ‘Thompson’, whose concerts have been banned across Europe, is to play in the ethically-divided town of Mostar in support of Bosnian Croat ex-officials on trial for war crimes.


14 Jun 17

HDZ Embraces Opponents to Remain In Croatia Govt

After a month of twists and turns, the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, entered a coalition government with former opponents – a novelty in Croatian politics.


15 Jun 17

Balkan EU States Drop Roaming Fees

Mobile phone users from Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania will be able to save money from Thursday onwards, when new EU rules officially scrapping roaming charges come into force.