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  • Hague tribunal: Karadzic guilty of crimes against humanity

    Enlargement 24-03-2016

    UN judges said today (24 March) that former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić was ciminally responsible for the siege of Sarajevo and crimes against humanity in other towns and villages during the Bosnian war of the 1990s He was acquitted by …

  • Hague court to investigate Russia, Georgia over 2008 war

    Europe's East 14-10-2015

    The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said yesterday (13 October) she would investigate both sides in the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia for crimes, including the killing of peacekeepers and attacks on civilians.

  • Serbia will arrest Thaçi if he attends Belgrade conference

    Enlargement 17-04-2015

    Serbia warned yesterday (16 April) it would arrest the foreign minister of its former province of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi for alleged terrorism if he turns up in Belgrade next week to attend a conference, which ironically is dedicated to the reconciliation following the Yugoslav wars.

  • Serbia and Croatia digest genocide ruling

    Enlargement 04-02-2015

    As widely expected, the International Court of Justice Tuesday (3 February) rejected the genocide lawsuits Croatia and Serbia launched against one another. Observers turned their attention to the vast sums of money wasted in hopeless proceedings. EURACTIV Serbia reports.

  • Kosovo PM fumes at Western plan to investigate organ harvesting

    Enlargement 18-04-2014

    Kosovo's premier has summoned parliament to vote on creating an EU-backed special court to try ethnic Albanian ex-guerrillas accused of harvesting organs from murdered Serbs during the Balkan state's 1990s war, but criticised the plan as an insult.

  • Serbia accuses Hague tribunal of selective justice

    Enlargement 03-12-2012

    Serbians reacted angrily at the acquittal of a former Kosovo guerrilla leader by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), less than two weeks after the court freed two Croatian military commanders who were accused of war crimes. EURACTIV Serbia reports.

  • Hague tribunal frees two Croatian military leaders

    Justice & Home Affairs 16-11-2012

    Appellate judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague have overturned the convictions of two Croatians - Ante Gotovina and Mladen Marka? - for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed against Serb civilians in a 1995 military blitz. Gotovna's extradition to the tribunal had been a major hurdle in Croatia’s EU accession talks.

  • Standing ovation for Croatia’s 2013 EU accession

    Enlargement 02-12-2011

    MEPs applauded a motion approving Croatia's EU membership on 1 July 2013, after passing it yesterday (1 December) by a large majority in the European Parliament. EU heads of states are expected to sign the Accession Treaty at next week's summit in Brussels.

  • Croatian leader tries to ease tensions over war crimes law

    Enlargement 26-10-2011

    Croatian President Ivo Josipovi? said that he is willing to broker an agreement to defuse tensions with Serbia, which indicted Croatian nationals on war crimes charges stemming from the fratricidal wars between 1991 and 1995.

  • EU urges ‘prudence’ in Croatia-Serbia spat

    Enlargement 07-10-2011

    The EU urged for 'prudence' yesterday (6 October) as tensions grew between Croatia, an EU candidate expected to become the 28th member state, and its neigbour Serbia, which indicted Croatian nationals over war crimes in the fratricidal wars between 1991 and 1995. EURACTIV Serbia contributed to this article.

  • Croatia to close EU talks ‘in matter of weeks’

    Enlargement 07-06-2011

    Croatia yesterday (6 June) closed the fisheries chapter of its EU accession negotiations, making a major leap forward in its membership talks with the bloc, which diplomats now expect to be concluded within "a matter of weeks".

  • Support for EU in Croatia hits all-time low

    Enlargement 18-04-2011

    Public support for EU accession in Croatia has reached an all-time low after The Hague sentenced two former Croatian generals to heavy prison terms, according to reports in the country's press.

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