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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.

"Dispute does not close door to reconciliation"

"Dispute does not close door to reconciliation"

THE HAGUE -- With their genocide dispute before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Serbia and Croatia have not closed the door to the reconciliation.

This was heard from the head of Serbia’s legal team, Saša Obradović.

Coalition of Refugee Assocition supports Serbia’s legal team

BELGRADE - The Coalition of Refugee Associations in the Republic of Serbia said in a release Sunday that it supports the request made by Serbia's agent at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Sasa Obradovic to declare Operation Storm, a 1995 military offensive carried out by the Croatian armed forces, a genocide against the Serbian people.

Obradovic: Dispute does not close door to reconciliation

THE HAGUE - With their genocide dispute before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Serbia and Croatia have not closed the door to the reconciliation of the two nations, Serbia’s agent at the court Sasa Obradovic has said.

Serbia seeks from ICJ to convict Croatia of genocide

THE HAGUE - Serbia wants the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to declare the Croatian armed forces’ 1995 Operation Storm a genocide against the Serbian people and to find Croatia guilty of violating the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Wine festival kicks off on Kopaonik

KOPAONIK - Winterfest, a three-day wine, gastronomy and viticulture conference with an emphasis on wine tourism, kicked off on the Kopaonik mountain in southern Serbia on Thursday.

Serbia ‘Didn’t Control Yugoslav Troops in Croatia War’

Rejecting Croatia’s claims of genocide by Serbia, Belgrade told the International Court of Justice that Zagreb hadn’t proved that Yugoslav troops and paramilitary fighters were under Serb control.

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.

Croatia "won't use bilateral issues" against Serbia

Croatia "won't use bilateral issues" against Serbia

BELGRADE -- Croatia "will not use bilateral issues to impose conditions" on Serbia during the country’s negotiations on EU membership, Gordan Markotić has said.

Croatia's ambassador to Serbia explained that these issues "include border demarcation on the Danube and mutual genocide charges."

Ambassador: Croatia supports Serbia’s EU membership bid

BELGRADE – Croatia will not use bilateral issues, including those concerning border demarcation on the Danube and mutual genocide charges, to impose conditions on Serbia during the country’s negotiations on EU membership, Croatian Ambassador to Serbia Gordan Markotic has said.

Ukraine apologises to Serbia over "technical error" in video

BELGRADE - The Ukrainian embassy in Serbia has issued an apology over a "technical error" in a promotional video in which Serbia is omitted from the map of Europe, stressing that this in no way reflects neither the personal views of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk nor Ukraine's official position, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Ukraine crisis spurs Balkan countries to co-operate

Ukraine crisis spurs Balkan countries to co-operate

Regional countries sign agreements and plan joint projects to improve security and mutual trust.

Albania Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati and his Croatia counterpart Vesna Pusic sign a European Partnership agreement in Zagreb on March 21st. [Albania Ministry of Foreign Affairs]

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.

Serbia's Vucic Vows To Protect Republika Srpska

Vucic said after a meeting with Republika Srpska’s leader Milorad Dodik in Belgrade on Saturday that his administration would always protect Republika Srpska, the Serb-dominated entity in Bosnia.

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