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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."