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28 Aug 15

Vienna Summit Binds Balkan States to Broad Reforms

Summit declaration obliges Balkan countries not to misuse the EU accession process against each other, calls for civil society to play a greater role - and welcomes EU pledge to help resolving outstanding bilateral disputes.

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27 Aug 15

Merkel: Summit Has Shown EU's Commitment To Balkans

Austrian and German leaders hail Vienna summit as proof of the EU's commitment to the region, announce support for infrastucture projects and pledge solidarity over refugee crisis.

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26 Aug 15

Croatia Court Refuses to Free Ex-PM Sanader

A Zagreb court rejected a plea to release former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader from custody, keeping him in prison indefinitely.

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25 Aug 15

Croatian Army Petitioned to Adopt Fascist Slogan

President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has immediately rejected a petition signed by 3,200 people calling for the army to start using the Croatian WWII-era fascist chant ‘Za dom spremni’.

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24 Aug 15

Croatian War Criminal Arrested after Decade on Run

Emilio Bungur, who was convicted of war crimes against Serb civilian prisoners, was arrested near the Croatian coastal town of Sibenik after being on the run for ten years.

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18 Aug 15

Vote to Scrap Cyrillic in Vukovar Angers Serbia

Serbia has strongly protested over the decision of the Croatian town of Vukovar to change the town statute and scrap controversial bilingual signs, written in Latin and Serbian Cyrillic.

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13 Aug 15

Croatian Opposition Leader Sues over Spy Claims

The leader of Croatia’s main opposition party, Tomislav Karamarko, filed a suit against a former Yugoslav official who alleged that the politician used to be an informant for the Yugoslav secret services.

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13 Aug 15

Croatian Policy 'Not to Blame' for Salopek's Fate

Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic said that Croatia’s participation in the global antiterrorist coalition was not the cause for the still unnfirmed killing of Tomislav Salopek.

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13 Aug 15

Croat's Reported Execution Draws Condemnation

The US, Britain, France and Germany have expressed sympathy and support for Croatia following unconfirmed reports that ISIS in Egypt has killed Croatian hostage Tomislav Salopek.

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12 Aug 15

Croatia PM Fears Worst on ISIS Beheading

Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic told a press conference that while the government cannot confirm that Tomislav Salopek had been executed by ISIS, he feared it was possible.

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12 Aug 15

Growing Tally of ISIS Victims

The latest beheading carried out by ISIS confirms that that terror group’s reach is not confined to the war zones of Iraq and Syria.

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12 Aug 15

Croatian Hostage Feared Beheaded by ISIS

As unconfirmed photo of beheaded figure appears on Twitter, fears grow that terrorist group ISIS has executed Croatian hostage Tomislav Salopek in Egypt.

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12 Aug 15

Croatian Wartime General Poses with Hitler Wine

Photographs on the official Facebook page of Croatian wartime general Branimir Glavas, who is being tried for war crimes, show him posing with wine bottles labelled with Adolf Hitler’s picture.

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12 Aug 15

Ex-Yugoslav Tourists Flock to Croatia Despite Rows

Feuds between Croatia and its neighbours are not not deterring tourists from former Yugoslavia from heading there for their summer holidays - in record numbers.

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10 Aug 15

Serbia PM’s Balkan Remembrance Day Plan Rejected

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s proposal to establish a regional Remembrance Day to pay tribute to all the victims of the 1990s wars was instantly rejected by Croatia and Kosovo.

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19 Aug 15

Balkan Countries Must Take ISIS Seriously

Even if they are mostly just propaganda, Balkan governments must not dismiss any threats coming from ISIS, Middle East expert Janko Scepanovic tells BIRN.

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12 Aug 15

Ex-Yugoslav Tourists Flock to Croatia Despite Rows

Feuds between Croatia and its neighbours are not not deterring tourists from former Yugoslavia from heading there for their summer holidays - in record numbers.