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Serbian Security Chiefs ‘Operated in Croatia in 1994’

A retired Serbian State Security Service officer told the retrial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Wednesday that he met the defendants in November 1994 on Petrova Gora mountain in Croatia, which at that time was part of the self-proclaimed Republic of Serbian Krajina established by rebel Croatian Serbs.

Bosnian Serb General Radislav Krstic Denied Early Release

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague has again rejected a request for early release filed by Radislav Krstic, the wartime commander of the Bosnian Serb Army's Drina Corps, who was convicted in 2004 of aiding and abetting genocide.

In February this year, Krstic asked to be released early on the basis of the law in Poland, where he is serving his sentence.

Hague Prosecutors Summon Haradinaj Ally for Questioning

The Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Prosecution has summoned Lulzim Kabashi, a former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army, KLA, for questioning on allegations of crimes committed during the Kosovo independence war of the late-1990s.

"I have been invited by Hague prosecutors in the capacity of witness," Kabashi told BIRN.

He is due in The Hague on 24 September.

Mood and investments

Conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' visit to The Hague on Tuesday, where he met with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte, marks the end of the first round of contacts with foreign leaders as the Greek government seeks to boost its international image.

Serbian Policeman Recalls Volunteering for Croatia Conflict

Defence witness Nebojsa Bogunovic, who was a police official in the Serbian town of Backa Palanka, told the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Wednesday that he volunteered to go to the Eastern Slavonia region of Croatia in the summer of 1991 as the conflict there was developing.

Positive signals from Dutch PM on growth, migration, primary surplus

Talks between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte in The Hague on Tuesday focused on the prospects for boosting growth in Greece through investments while Rutte left open the possibility of using bond profits to ease the country's primary surplus target, Kathimerini understands. 

PM heads to the Netherlands for meeting with Rutte

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is visiting the Netherlands on Tuesday for a meeting with counterpart Mark Rutte, his office said Monday.
Mitsotakis aims to develop synergies with the Dutch government and institutions and explore high-tech partnerships as part of his plan to develop new technologies and a favorable ecosystem in Greece.

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