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Hearings in Croatia-Serbia genocide lawsuits conclude

Hearings in Croatia-Serbia genocide lawsuits conclude

THE HAGUE -- The hearing concerning the mutual charges of genocide between Croatia and Serbia held before the International Court of Justice was completed on Tuesday.

Balkan countries train together for ISAF

Balkan countries train together for ISAF

Joint preparation contributes to regional co-operation and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Croatia and Montenegro troops work together in a training exercise. [NATO]

Soldiers from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Croatia and Montenegro are working together to join the NATO mission in Afghanistan (ISAF).

Hearing concerning Croatia-Serbia case finished

THE HAGUE- The hearing concerning the mutual ćarges of genocide between Croatia and Serbia held before the International Court of Justice and referring to the 1991-1995 war was completed on Tuesday.

The Croatian team replied to Serbian claims by saying that Croatia's Operation Storm had not been a genocide and asked the court to reject Serbia's countersuit.

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.

Croatia Rejects Serbia’s ‘Groundless’ Genocide Lawsuit

Zagreb told the International Court of Justice that Belgrade’s claim that Croatia committed genocide against Serbs during the 1991-95 war “lacks any basis” and cannot be proved.

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.

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