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31 Jul 15

‘Operation Storm’ War Crimes Site Launched in Croatia

Croatian NGOs launched an interactive site showing the findings of the UN war crimes court in The Hague about the Croatian military’s 1995 ‘Operation Storm’ ahead of its 20th anniversary next week.

31 Jul 15

Croatian Ex-PM's Retrial Set for September

A preparatory hearing in the corruption retrial of former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader has been set for September 7 after his conviction was revoked by the constitutional court.

31 Jul 15

Serbia’s Plan for Refugees ‘Likely to Fail’

The new Serbian national strategy on refugees and displaced people will not help them resolve their problems, a refugee association warned.

29 Jul 15

Croatian MPs Vote to End Slovenia Arbitration

The Croatian parliament voted unanimously to pull out of an international arbitration agreement with Slovenia over disputed waters in the Piran Gulf.

29 Jul 15

Croatian Anti-Fascists Commemorate 1941 Deaths of Serbs

The Anti-Fascist League of Croatia commemorated the deaths of around 1,000 Serbs who were killed by Nazi-allied Ustasa units in the town of Glina during July and August 1941.

29 Jul 15

Oil Firms Quit Croatia Over Montenegro Border Row

Austrian and US energy companies announced they have backed out of oil and gas exploration and exploitation in Croatia’s Adriatic Sea due to a maritime border dispute with Montenegro.

29 Jul 15

Serbs Announce ‘Operation Storm’ Anniversary Mourning

Serbia and Bosnia’s Serb-led entity Republika Srpska will hold a day of mourning to commemorate Serb victims of the Croatian Army’s Operation Storm on its 20th anniversary in August.

29 Jul 15

Ex-PM Sanader Retrial ‘Won’t Affect Croatia Polls’

The retrial of former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader on corruption charges will not have a major impact on his political party’s prospects at upcoming general elections, analysts predicted.

28 Jul 15

US Criticises Balkans over Human Trafficking

All Balkan countries except Macedonia do not meet minimum standards in combatting human trafficking and some fail to punish the perpetrators adequately, the US State Department said.

28 Jul 15

Croatia’s Exit from Slovenia Territory Arbitration Contested

Some Croatian legal experts said that Zagreb can unilaterally quit international arbitration with Ljubljana over disputed waters, but a source inside the arbitration court rejected this.

27 Jul 15

Croatia Court Orders Retrial for Ex-PM Sanader

Croatia's constitutional court revoked the conviction of former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader for bribery and illegal profiteering, and ordered a retrial.

27 Jul 15

Right-Wingers Target Croatian WWII Uprising Anniversary

Croatian Serbs and anti-fascist activists marked the anniversary of the 1941 anti-fascist uprising in the village of Srb despite being confronted by dozens of far-right protesters.

27 Jul 15

Croatia to Quit Territorial Arbitration with Slovenia

Croatia said it will quit international arbitration with Slovenia over the disputed Piran Gulf after revelations of secret conversations between a judge and the Slovene representative on the tribunal.

27 Jul 15

Bosnia, Croatia Row Over Peljesac Bridge

Bosnian and Croatian officials have exchanged angry words in their dispute over the planned construction of the Peljesac bridge, which is to connect the southernmost parts of Croatia, cutting across Bosnia's sea corridor.

24 Jul 15

Croatia May Quit Arbitration Case over Piran Gulf

Croatia said it may pull out of international arbitration with Slovenia over the Gulf of Piran following revelations of secret conversations between a judge and the Slovene representative.


03 Aug 15

Operation Storm: Croatia’s Triumph, Serbia’s Grief

Croatia this week celebrates its defeat of Serb rebels during Operation Storm 20 years ago, but Serbia will mourn the hundreds killed and the 200,000 who became refugees.


30 Jul 15

Croatia Launches New Oil and Gas Tenders

The Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency said that new tenders for gas and oil exploration and exploitation in the Adriatic Sea and onshore in the Slavonia region will open in September.