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08 Dec 17

The Never-Ending War Crimes Trial of Branimir Glavas

After 12 years of being prosecuted for the killings of Serb civilians in 1991 and five separate court verdicts, Croatian wartime general Branimir Glavas is still on trial – and he’s still a free man.

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27 Nov 17

Bosnian Croat Officials Brought Together by War

An economics professor, a karate expert, a TV producer - six ex-officials of the Bosnian Croat wartime statelet Herzeg-Bosnia, now awaiting their final verdicts in The Hague, were brought together by the 1990s conflict.

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14 Nov 17

Ratko Mladic: Europe’s Most Wanted Faces Judgment

He was a devoted Yugoslav soldier, then a war crimes suspect on the run - now former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic awaits his verdict for the worst atrocities in Europe since WWII.

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26 Sep 17

Captain Dragan: Notorious Commander Loses Courtroom Battle

After leading rebel fighters in Croatia and starring in his own TV show in Serbia, Dragan Vasiljkovic eventually lost his bitter struggle against extradition from his adopted homeland Australia and was convicted of war crimes.

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27 Apr 17

Ivica Todoric: Croatia's Tycoon Who Wanted Too Much

Ivica Todoric, the man who transformed his flower company into one of the Balkans' biggest business empires, Agrokor, now faces the possibility of seeing the debt-ridden firm go under.

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28 Mar 17

Rightist Threatens Croatian Ruling Party’s Plans in Zagreb

By running for the post of Mayor of Zagreb, far-right researcher Bruna Esih poses a threat to the plans of the country’s ruling centre-right party.

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08 Mar 17

Silent Croatian 'Healer' Continues Pulling Crowds

Josip Grbavac 'Braco', whose admirers include supermodel Naomi Campbell, has amassed an international following with his claims to heal people by simply gazing at them.

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30 Nov 16

Davor Bernardic: Social Democrat Leader Unlikely to Turn Left

Davor Bernardic, the new leader of the main opposition Social Democratic Party, has promised a more left-wing agenda, but analysts say the party isn’t likely to veer off its moderate course.

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24 Oct 16

Pavo Barisic, New Croatian Minister Dogged by his Past

New Croatian minister Pavo Barisic will have to hit the ground running and fend off the slew of accusations being made against him.

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30 Sep 16

Davor Ivo Stier, Ideologist Behind Croatian HDZ’s Centrist Path

The new political secretary of the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, is widely seen as the man steering the party towards the political centre ground - which should improve its coalition prospects.

serb-paramilitary-captain-dragan-s-long-road-to-court-09-19-2016
20 Sep 16

Serb Paramilitary Captain Dragan’s Long Road to Court

Former Serbian paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic was working as a golf instructor in Australia, but after a decade battling extradition, he has gone on trial for war crimes in Croatia.

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09 Sep 16

Zoran Milanovic, Verbal Firebrand of Croatia's Left

The long-time leader of Croatia’s main centre-left party is staying true to his usual aggressive, even rude, style of communication – although whether voters respond to it remains to be seen.

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08 Sep 16

'Small' Party Makes Big Splash in Croatia Elections

The Very Small Party, SMS, is running in the Croatian parliamentary elections in a swipe against the entire political establishment and, indeed, the whole election process.

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31 Aug 16

Zagreb Mayor Plays for Premiership Prize

Zagreb’s longstanding mayor Milan Bandic is conducting a vigorous campaign to win the prime minister’s post at Croatia’s elections - even though his own political party is tiny.

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28 Jul 16

Zdravko Mamic, Croatia’s Controversial Football Supremo

The influential football official may have quit his posts in Dinamo Zagreb and the Croatian Football Federation – but is likely to remain in the national spotlight for some time to come.