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Former Croatian Army officer Tihomir Savoric, who has previously been convicted of war crimes, was acquitted alongside two other soldiers of killing four Serbs in Bosnia in 1995.
The Amnesty International Report for 2012 listed war crimes prosecutions and discrimination against sexual and ethnic minorities as among the most pressing rights issues in the Balkans.
Croatia says it wants a 65,000 euro payback from former Croatian general Mirko Norac, who was convicted of war crimes, after it had to compensate the victims’ families.
Campaigners for the RECOM reconciliation initiative said they had done all they could to promote a cross-regional truth committee and it was time for political leaders to act.
Croatians will elect local authorities on Sunday at polls regarded as a test for the current centre-left government halfway through its mandate.
Croatia leads the Balkans in providing the best legal environment for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people, while Macedonia offers the least protection, new research says.
Croatia's deputy prime minister said the country will keep its national currency, the kuna, and not opt for the euro until it has a sufficiently competitive economy.
A fifth corruption indictment has been filed against former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, who is already serving a ten-year jail sentence for graft.
Croatian vintners will no longer be able to market "Prosek" wine because the EU says the word is too similar to the Italian word “Prosecco”.
Thousands attended the weeend opening of a new Islamic centre and mosque in the city of Rijeka - the first mosque built on the shores of the Adriatic in more than five centuries.
Hundreds of nostalgic Yugoslavs gathered in the town of Berane in Montenegro for the annual relay race in honour of the late Yugoslav leader, Josip Broz Tito.
Two new border crossings between Croatia and Bosnia will ease traffic between the two neighbouring countries as well as meeting EU standards.
Union leaders in Croatia and Serbia have called on people to show their disappointment with government policies and turn out for Mayday rallies in their respective capitals.
Croatian foreign minister Vesna Pusic said that after “big steps” were taken to find Croats missing since wartime, Zagreb and Belgrade could drop mutual allegations of genocide.
Serbia's President and Prime Minister are among the regional leaders that Croatia has invited to an EU accession celebration on June 30, the Croatian foreign ministry said.
Almost 500 families from Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia will be given new homes in a scheme that also aims to solve tens of thousands more wartime refugees’ housing problems.
Ten years after the Thessaloniki summit, the EU enlargement process for the western Balkans needs an injection of new energy.
Croatian Airlines flight attendants agreed to end the strike against jobs and wage cuts on Tuesday, after edight days.