Sat, May 25 2013
Croatia's president Ivo Josipovic, right, and his Serbian counterpart Boris Tadić pay their respects to 18 Serbs killed by Croats in 1991, in the village of Paulin Dvor, eastern Croatia, November 4 2010.
A letter and grenade were delivered to Croatia's Berlin embassy on January 17 2011. German media report the letter threatened the Croatian president for efforts to mend ties with Serbia.
The government said Sanader, who earlier left the country, was wanted for allegedly taking part in a criminal activity and abuse of power for personal financial gain. Sanader says the accusations against him are politically motivated.
Sanader fled hours after officials probing government graft asked parliament to lift his immunity from prosecution.
Behind a wall of silence: Prosecution of war crimes in Croatia, shows how the country’s justice system is failing to provide many of the victims of the 1991-1995 war with justice amid continued delays, threats against witnesses and concerns over standards, according to Amnesty International.
The United Nations refugee agency welcomed on November 26 2010 an agreement between Croatia and Serbia to resolve their mutual refugee and return issues, and called on the two nations to ensure that it is translated into concrete action.
It is necessary to secure transparency of ownership of the media through the amendment of legal regulations, and information about this must be publicly available.
'This dialogue is expected to open a new phase, help build confidence between the sides and lead to the resolution of issues which are important for the consolidation of peace, stability and reconciliation in Kosovo and in the region,' Ban said, calling on both sides to begin this process rapidly.
Tadić will be the first Serbian leader to pay his respects to the victims of the massacre at Ovcara, where more than 200 Croats were killed. Croatia has described the event as an attempt to relax relations between the two countries, but Croatia's right-wing politicians believe that this is an unnecessary visit which will not change anything.
Belgrade wants to open negotiations immediately after getting candidate status, but there are key outstanding issues including the country’s fugitive war criminals.
Governments in Prague and Bucharest could soon join Sofia in instituting temporary moratoriums on shale gas exploration.
Coalition around ruling Democratic Party has largest share of vote in Serbia's parliamentary election, according to exit polls.
Centre-right New Democracy is said by exit polls to have largest share of votes, but diminished even from its 2009 defeat, while socialists Pasok – the 2009 victors – gets somewhere around 14 to 17 per cent.
An agreement reached with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will allow voters with dual citizenship in Kosovo to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia.
Twenty radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April.