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Queen Marija Karađorđević "rehabilitated"

Queen Marija Karađorđević "rehabilitated"

BELGRADE -- The High Court in Belgrade on Monday announced that it reached a decision to "rehabilitate" Queen Marija Karađorđević of Yugoslavia.

The court also declared null and void a decree from 1947 that stripped her of citizenship and property.

Calls to boycott Serb businesses criticized

Calls to boycott Serb businesses criticized

ZAGREB -- The invitation to boycott stores in Vukovar owned by local Serbs is "a revitalization of fascism," several Croatian organizations have said.

Croatian Anti-Cyrillic Activists Say Govt Ignoring Them

Croatian war veterans, who want a referendum to limit minority rights and end official use of Serbian Cyrillic script in parts of Croatia, accuse the government of ignoring their initiative.

NGO Wants Zagreb Streets Named After War Victims

An initiative backed by various intellectuals has been launched in Croatia to name some streets after victims of Croatian forces in the 1990s conflict.

Serb refugees condemn call for boycott of Serb goods, shops

BELGRADE - The Coalition of Refugee Associations in Serbia condemned Wednesday in the harshest terms a call for boycott of the Serb goods and shops in Vukovar, and urged the authorized state bodies in Croatia to institute proceedings against the initiators of the boycott.

Call for boycott of Serb shops in Vukovar

ZAGREB - A call has appeared on certain social networks to boycott Serb shops and goods in Vukovar as long as Cyrillic script is being used in the city, website dnevno.hr reads.

Milorad Pupovac, president of the Serb National Council (SNV) and member of the Croatian parliament, condemned the call in the harshest terms on Wednesday, and urged the authorized institution to react.

UN: Croatia Refugees No Longer Need Protection

The United Nations has recommended that people who fled the 1991-95 war in Croatia should no longer have refugee status now the country has joined the EU.

MSP: Serbia does not ačept UNHCR recommendation

BELGRADE- Serbia does not accept the recommendation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the cessation of refugee status of refugees from Croatia and will continue to provide full protection and support to all refugees in its territory, Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MSP) released on Friday.

MSP: Serbia does not accept UNHCR recommendation

BELGRADE - Serbia does not accept the recommendation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the cessation of refugee status of refugees from Croatia and will continue to provide full protection and support to all refugees in its territory, Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MSP) released on Friday.

HQ for Defense of Vukovar in anti-Cyrillic campaign

ZAGREB - Headquarters for the Defense of Vukovar, a right-wing organization campaigning against official use of the Serbian Cyrillic script in Croatia, announced on Thursday that it will tour the country to convince the citizens that the referendum on bilingualism is neither unconstitutional, nor contrary to the position of the European Union.

Expellees against Croatian campaign to scrap refugee status

BELGRADE - The leader of the Coalition of Refugee Associations Miodrag Linta announced on Tuesday that he will request that UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres reject the Croatian initiative aimed at rescinding the refugee status of Serb expellees, adding that this would be the final act of the ethnic cleansing of Serbs in Croatia.

Linta: Croatia must stop discrimination against Serbs

BELGRADE - The president of the Coalition of Refugee Associations Miodrag Linta on Monday urged the Croatian government to scrap the provisions of its housing programme that discriminate against 40,000 Serb expellees, adding that the deadline to apply for the programme expires on Monday.

Linta: Serbs in Croatia in difficult position

BELGRADE - President of the Coalition of Refugee Associations Miodrag Linta has noted that the Serbs in Croatia are in a difficult position, including the expelled ones, as they cannot exercise their basic human rights.

Destruction of bilingual signs continues in Vukovar

VUKOVAR - A bilingual sign has been stolen from the wall of the building of the Municipal Court in Vukovar, while another 9 signs on other government institutions have been damaged, the local police have stated.

Dzakula: Removal of refugee status is ethnic cleansing

ZAGREB - The Serbian Democratic Forum (SDF) accused on Friday the Croatian government that its announcement that it would remove the refugee status from the people who fled Croatia during the 1990s war was intended to stop the return of Serb refugees and complete the ethnic cleansing.

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