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"Nikolić not subject of trial before ICJ"

"Nikolić not subject of trial before ICJ"

ZAGREB -- Vesna Pusić says there was "no talk in any sense of the word" at the International Court of Justice about the current Serbian authorities' involvement in wars.

Serbia Asks FIFA to Scrap Kosovo Friendlies

Atmosphere at Croatia-Swtzerland match and St Galen | Photo: Beta/AP

Serbia's Football Association, FSS, has written to FIFA, asked it to cancel a decision to allow Kosovo's national team to play friendly matches.

The FSS said the Serbian flag was set on fire before Kosovo's first such friendly, played in Mitrovica, northern Kosovo, against Haiti.

New gov't will have much to do, must continue reforms

KOPAONIK - The new Serbian government will have much to do, but its most important task is to seize the historic opportunity presented by the EU accession process and continue the initiated reforms, ambassadors of leading European countries said on Thursday.

Croatian Ex-President Urges New 'Dayton' For Bosnia

The former Croatian President on Friday is to propose a new Dayton-style agreement on Bosnia in Mostar, where he is due to deliver a speech.

Mesic's proposal involves Croatia initiating the main changes to the 1995 Dayton Ohio deal, which ended Bosnia's 1992-5 war.

Historic chance for world to hear about crimes against Serbs

BELGRADE - Savo Strbac, director of Belgrade-based Veritas Documentation and Information Center, said Wednesday that the genocide dispute with Croatia before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is a “historic opportunity” for the world to hear about crimes committed in this country against Serbs.

Tourist visits to Belgrade up by 12 percent in January

BELGRADE - A total of 36,295 tourists visited Belgrade in January 2014, which is by 12 percent more than in the same month in 2013, the data of the City Institute of Informatics and Statistics show.

Guitar Art Festival to be held at several venues

BELGRADE - The 15th Guitar Art Festival (GAF) will be held on March 11-16 at several venues across Belgrade, it was announced at a press conference in Sava Center on Tuesday.

Prominent guitar players from Serbia and around the world will be performing in fourteen concerts of this year's GAF, and five out of six evening events will take place in Belgrade's Dom Omladine (DOB).

Croatia claims Serbia wanted to destroy Croats

THE HAGUE - Croatian legal representatives argued before the International Court of Justice in The Hague Tuesday that Serbia had planned and had a clear intention to destroy Croat communities across Croatia during the 1991-95 war on the territory of that country.

Hartmann: There was no genocide in Croatia

BELGRADE - No genocide was committed during the war in Croatia, and even Serbia and Croatia are aware of this, Florence Hartmann, a former spokesperson for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, has said, adding that the two countries' mutual genocide lawsuits will be dropped by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

ICJ hearing continues by interrogation of Croatian witnesses

THE HAGUE - The hearing continues on Tuesday before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the dispute between Serbia and Croatia on mutual suits for genocide committed in the territory of Croatia in the period from 1991 to 1995 by further presentation of arguments by the Croatian legal team, followed by cross-examination of witnesses proposed by Croatia.

Croatia increases transparency of police work

Croatia increases transparency of police work

An amendment is seen as an effort to increase public trust in the police.

Police investigations will be monitored by a civil council under the new law. [AFP]

Croatia is planning to institute a council of civil representatives to monitor criminal investigations in order to improve police transparency.

Obradovic: Genocide committed against Serbs not Croats

THE HAGUE - Sasa Obradovic, Serbia's agent to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), stated on Monday that genocide was committed against Serbs in Croatia rather than the other way round as the Croatian side claims, noting that today only one third of Serbs live in this country compared to 1991.

Novi Sad to bid for European Capital of Culture 2020

NOVI SAD - The initiative to nominate the second-largest city in Serbia Novi Sad as the European Capital of Culture in 2020 has been presented on Monday at the 20th international Book Fair in Novi Sad.

Miljenic: Croatia wants to present truth

THE HAGUE - Croatian Justice Minister Orsat Miljenic said Monday that Croatia wants to show at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) the truth about what really happened during the conflicts on the territory of that country in the 1990s.

Rodic, Kotromanovic on submittal of documentation

ZAGREB/BELGRADE - Defence Ministers of Serbia and Croatia Nebojsa Rodic and Ante Kotromanovic agreed in Zagreb on Monday on the submittal of the documentation regarding military facilities of the former Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) in the territory of Croatia, the Serbian Ministry of Defence said.