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A wreath was laid at Jović's monument at Plitvice Lakes on behalf of Croatia by the president, Deputy Parliament Speaker Milijan Brkić, Interior Minister Davor Božinović, War Veterans Minister Tomo Medved, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Mirko Šundov, and Police Director Nikola Milina. Wreaths were ...
Before it was amended, the Croatian Wikipedia entry claimed that the Hitler demanded that Gdansk and the nearby city of Gdynia be handed over to Germany, and the war started when Warsaw refused. "But this was preceded by the ethnic cleansing of Germans by Poland and its allies, with some ... Genocide

Croatia's government has approved the purchase of 12 used Israeli F-16 fighter aircraft in a package worth $500 million. The deal affirmed Thursday is Croatia's largest single military purchase since it split from the Yugoslav federation in the 1991-95 war. Croatia's Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic ...
We have agreed that next week we will submit the names of the task force members so that they can meet in the next 30 days and begin work on the exchange of data on war crimes suspects on both sides, Dražen Bošnjaković of Croatia told Hina after meeting with his Serbian counterpart Nela Kuburović. war
During rallies and other public events, Cirko and his fellow party members regularly wave flags bearing symbols affiliated with the Ustasa, the World War II-era fascist party that oversaw the Nazi-aligned Independent State of Croatia (1941-1945). In November 2017, a day after Bosnian Croat ...
The Declaration includes a commitment to use the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict.[5]. In 2014, in a joint statement with Austria and Slovenia (both of which have now endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration), Croatia told the Human Rights Council ...

Croatian prosecutors announced that they have charged 22 ethnic Serbs with war crimes committed during the conflict in the 1990s. The Zagreb Prosecutor-General's Office said in a statement on March 10 that the 22 Croatian Serbs were accused of killing 20 civilians and two policemen being held ...
The president also commented on the Commission's assessment that Croatia's law on war veterans' rights makes it possible for more people to register as war veterans, that it lowers the age limit at which they could retire and makes it possible for their family members to inherit their pensions, as well as that ...
The Zagreb-based Association of Widows of the Croatian Defenders of the Homeland War said on Thursday that its members were “deeply hurt” by Grabar Kitarovic's description of the anti-Vucic protesters as politically marginal. The widows' association, supported by some NGOs and right-wing ...
That included a quarrel over a statue erected in Serbia's capital Belgrade to a soldier of the Serb-dominated Yugoslav People's Army who blew up an ammunition depot during the Croatian war of independence in the city of Bjelovar. The soldier, Major Milan Tepic, is seen by the Croatian side as a criminal ...
ZAGREB, March 8, 2018 - A few Zagreb- and Split-based associations of 1991-1995 Homeland War veterans and victims on Thursday criticised the guidelines made by the Croatian council for dealing with the consequences of the rule of undemocratic regimes that banned the Ustasha salute "For the ...
Serbia and Croatia are co-signatories of the 1995 Dayton peace agreement that ended the war in Bosnia. The meeting showed that the only thing flourishing in this triangle is trade, with Serbia emerging as the dominant force thanks to a large surplus in trade with Bosnia and, for the first time, a surplus in ...
Military expert Reynaud Theunens testified at Stanisic and Simatovic's trial at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Wednesday that Serbian State Security Service (SDB) units were involved in crimes during the Croatian war in 1991. Theunens quoted field reports by Yugoslav People's Army ...
The European Commission (EC), in its latest report on the so-called European Semester for 2018, focuses sharply and negatively on the benefits enjoyed by war veterans in Croatia, reports Index.hr on March 7, 2018. In the 73 page report dedicated to Croatia, on page 37 the European Commission says ...
Before the war started, I remembered a lot of singing at their Croatian friends' houses. It was generally cheerful. The mood suddenly in the early 90s and we were taught Croatian history and culture through the prism of war and anti-communism. The Croatian community was made up of blue collar workers.
Israel's offering to Croatia morphed significantly over the last 36 months. Originally F-16A/B models were going to be offered, and then a so called mixed fleet that included F-16C/D models was also being considered. Now it seems Croatia selected strictly D models. It's worth noting that two seat ...
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 27th of March, 2018, yesterday, the Constitutional Commission of the Slovenian Parliament began upon the procedure to amend the 1994 constitutional law on the New Ljubljana Bank (NLB) in order to prevent payments to Croatian banks on the basis of the final ... War

Since May last year, the Serbian war crimes prosecution office has not responded to an inquiry sent by the Croatian state's attorney office for information that could assist in a war crimes trial being held at Zagreb county court. The state's attorney office asked its Serbian counterpart for the addresses ...
Functionality wise, this meant young, open-minded people with excellent language skills. Of course, It was not only based on research – but equally on the co-workers I already had from Croatia. I have learned that the “after war” generation in Croatia (young people who are today between 22,23 and 35 had ...
According to the provisional data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics, in 2017 there were 17,614 more deaths in Croatia than live births, which is the largest natural decline in the period after the end of World War II, reports Index.hr on February 17, 2018. For the first time, less than 37,000 children ...
“The Croatian government wants to resolve all open issues with our neighbours and help them on their way towards reforms and the EU. When we talk about Serbia, we talk about two levels of relations – current relations or past relations, the issues of war crimes, minority rights, and war reparations are ...
ZAGREB, February 15, 2018 - Families of Croatian soldiers listed as missing from the 1991-1995 Homeland War and associations of civilian war victims will meet with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić next week and seek information from Serbian archives that might shed light on the fate of their loved ...
About 10,000 people were killed during the 1991-95 war in Croatia. Minority Serbs took control of one-third of Croatia's territory, trying to unite with Serbia. In the 1995 speech, Vucic told a Croatian Serb gathering that if his then Serbian Radical Party came to power "you would be living in a Greater Serbia, ...
Croatia is also working to normalise relations with neighbouring Serbia. Leaders met this week in Zagreb, in a bid to resolve issues that have been lingering since 1991, when Zagreb broke away from then-Yugoslavia, setting off years of conflict. More than 10,000 people were killed during the four year war.
The Zagreb-based Association of Widows of the Croatian Defenders of the Homeland War said on Thursday that its members were “deeply hurt” by Grabar Kitarovic's description of the anti-Vucic protesters as politically marginal. The widows' association, supported by some NGOs and right-wing ...
Violent clashes had begun prior to recognition, and would erupt into a terrible war which would divide the three dominant communities in the country – Muslims, Serbs and Croats – and claim the lives of more than 100,000 people, while displacing two million more. The war baffled commentators and ...
Serbia's president visited Croatia on Monday amid protests from war veterans and festering tensions between the two Balkan rivals stemming from their war in the 90s. President Aleksandar Vucic arrived for a two-day visit, which is seen as an attempt to solve some of Serbia's festering issues with Croatia ...
“The fact that the Croatian president just banned journalists from asking Vucic about his war-mongering speeches was a humiliation and spat in the face of every victim of the war,” Glavasevic said in parliament on Tuesday. He claimed that “Croatia was humiliated” by Vucic's visit, as he did not come as a ...
Izetbegović spoke about the last war and said that the Bosniak Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina did not commit mass crimes and that Bosniak authorities systematically prevented them and that the execution of 64 Croats in Križančevo Selo near Vitez was the consequence of the military defeat of the HVO.
Croatian Serb war crimes suspect Slobodan Mutic has been transferred from the US, the county court in Sisak in central Croatia confirmed on Thursday. Mutic, who was a soldier of the unrecognised Serb-led Republic of Serbian Krajina statelet in the 1990s, was sent to Croatia on Wednesday. The US had already ...
A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his 20-year sentence for committing crimes against humanity during the Bosnian war of the 1990s. In a stunning end to the final case at the UN's ...
The unresolved dispute is meanwhile in danger of becoming a hot issue for nationalist lobby groups in Croatian society. The head of Croatian independence war veterans, Petar Janjic, on Wednesday warned Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic that he had only “72 hours to resolve the problem with Slovenia”.
The radical and revisionist messages of far-right Croatian politicians and historians find a sympathetic audience among many members of Croatia's .... Memories of the Croatian war of independence in the 1990s also loom large among the Croatian diaspora in Germany; back then, many members of the ...
Quite apart from the dangers of instability, and even a return to war on its southeastern flank, the region is of huge strategic significance to the EU. Whether it is in managing future flows of migrants from the south, or providing a political and economic bulwark against the growing influence both Russia and ...
That year, Slovenia and Croatia were the first of the former Yugoslav republics to declare independence as the others became engulfed in war. In 1992, the Arbitration Commission of the Peace Conference on Yugoslavia decided that the unmarked boundaries among the newly formed states — Bosnia and ...
A Croatian woman who tried to build a new life in Kentucky but was accused of war crimes in her old life has been sentenced to 14 years in prison in Bosnia-Herzegovina. A court convicted Azra Basic of committing crimes against Serbs during the vicious civil war in Bosnia that lasted from 1992 to 1995, the ...
The year in Croatia came to a close with an outburst of discontent after the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY convicted six former Bosnian Croat officials of committing crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war and implicated Croatia's former president. On November 29 ...
Praljak had a private funeral in Zagreb last week, according to Croatian media reports. A former commander of Bosnian Croat forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina's 1992-95 war, Praljak was convicted in 2013 of crimes including murder, persecution, and deportation for his role in a plan to carve out a Bosnian ...
The consensual view of the war of the 1990s, which Croatians call the homeland war, is that the Serbian clique around Slobodan Miloševic was overwhelmingly to blame but that there were also Croatian atrocities (the best short account I know is in Tony Judt's 2005 masterwork, Postwar). Not all of these ...
He was one of six Bosnian Croat defendants in court on November 29 to hear rulings on the appeal of their sentences at the ICTY. Croatian political leaders seized upon Praljak's suicide as evidence of the failings of the war crimes tribunal, which was in the process of handing down its final judgment on ...
The group aims to reach Croatian city of Vukovar on Nov. ... After the war, Vukovar was placed under UN administration and reintegrated into ...
The report also points out that Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia are still baring the extradition of their nationals charged for war crimes, further ...
Fugitive Croatian business mogul Ivica Todoric was arrested in London ... who helped Croatia's post-war economy recover with his successful ...
Rosensaft, who is the general counsel at the World Jewish Congress, is a renowned scholar, lecturing on genocide and war crime trials at the ...
... concentration camp during the Second World War in Croatia. While the plaque has been removed from Jasenovac after lengthy discussions, ...
The film, which goes on nationwide release in cinemas in Croatia on Friday, ... “It only demonstrates how the defensive war united various ...
Croatian 1990s General Pleads Not Guilty to War Crimes ... protecting civilian victims of non-international armed conflict, should also not be ...
The new Transitional Justice Centre in the Croatian town of Pula will display documents, films and photos from cases at the International Criminal Tribunal for ...
The rushing torrent beneath my rustic room's wooden floorboards is a surprisingly soothing way to wake up in Croatia's ancient village of Slunj.
A Croatian official told the trial of former Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic that Zagreb is still searching for people who disappeared ...


 

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