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Accused Serb War Criminal Loses Australia Extradition Fight

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s Federal Court has upheld a November 2010 ruling that a man with dual Serbian-Australian citizenship can be extradited to Croatia to face war crime charges. Friday’s ruling is a further setback to 56-year-old Dragan Vasiljkovic’s five-year court battle to remain in Australia. He has one month to appeal the decision. The former Serb military […]

Ex-Croatian PM Charged With Bribe

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Croatian prosecutors have indicted former prime minister Ivo Sanader for taking a bribe from a Hungarian energy company that secured the firm a dominant position in Croatia’s market. In a statement Friday, the prosecutors say Mr. Sanader reached the deal with Hungary’s MOL energy group in 2008 for $13.5 million, giving the company about a […]

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Croatian President Says No Innocents Will Be Convicted of War Crimes

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian President Ivo Josipovic says Croatia will work to ensure that no one who is innocent will be convicted of war crimes. His comments Wednesday came after a Serbian court indicted more than 40 people for alleged crimes committed in the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s. In an […]

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Croatian President Says No Innocents Will Be Convicted of War Crimes

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian President Ivo Josipovic says Croatia will work to ensure that no one who is innocent will be convicted of war crimes. His comments Wednesday came after a Serbian court indicted more than 40 people for alleged crimes committed in the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar during the Baltic conflict of the 1990s. In an […]

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Croatia Says Willing to Help Revive Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor says Zagreb is willing to help Kosovo and Serbia resume a dialogue to resolve tensions between the Balkan neighbors. Ms. Kosor made the offer Wednesday after talks with her Kosovo counterpart, Hashim Thaci, in Pristina. She is the first Croatian prime minister to visit Kosovo since it unilaterally seceded from […]

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Germany’s Merkel in Croatia to Promote Economic Cooperation

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor met in Zagreb Monday to discuss economic cooperation and European Union membership prospects for the Balkan region. Speaking after the meeting, Ms. Merkel praised Croatia for its efforts to become the EU’s 28th member state and said she was impressed by what the country has […]

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Croatia Extend’s Ex-PM’s Pretrial Custody

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian authorities have extended pretrial detention for the country’s former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, who has been arrested on corruption charges. An investigative judge said Wednesday that Mr. Sanader will have to spend two more months in jail before the trial starts. The continued detention was requested by Croatia’s anti-corruption agency. The former prime minister […]

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Croatian Generals Appeal War Crimes Convictions

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague says two Croatian generals convicted of war crimes against ethnic Serbs in Croatia in 1995 have appealed their prison sentences. Lawyers for generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac filed the appeals Monday by electronic mail. Croatian news media reported Tuesday that Gotovina’s defense team is seeking […]

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Ex-Croatian PM Extradited from Austria

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader was extradited from Austria back to Croatia Monday to face charges of corruption. Croatian police met him at the Austrian border and drove him to a prison in Zagreb. Austrian police arrested him in December after the Croatian parliament lifted his immunity from prosecution. Mr. Sanader faces several charges […]

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Croatian President Fires Top General

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian President Ivo Josipovic has fired the country’s top general after he was arrested for alleged involvement in fraud. Until Sunday, General Mladen Kruljac was commander of Croatian ground forces. Anti-corruption police arrested him and five other suspects Friday, accusing them of involvement in a fraudulent construction scheme. They also are suspected of stealing millions […]

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