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Serbia Grants Vukovar Massacre Convict Early Release

Miroljub Vujovic, a Serb wartime fighter who was convicted in Serbia of participating in killing some 200 prisoners from the Croatian town of Vukovar at the nearby Ovcara Farm in November 1991, has been granted early release based on the Belgrade Appeals Court's conclusion that his "resocialisation" is complete.

Petrol looking to become leading fuel retailer in Croatia

Zagreb – Nada Drobne Popović, the CEO of energy group Petrol, has told the Croatian newspaper Večernji List that, following last year’s takeover of Crodux, Petrol aims to become the leading provider of motor fuels in the Croatian market. She projects that sales in Croatia will exceed those in Slovenia by 2025.

Croatian Euro Coin Design Scrapped Over Copying Row

The prize-winning author of the design for the one-euro coin in Croatia withdrew his design on Monday, after claims that he had copied a published photograph.

Stjepan Pranjkovic said he was withdrawing the design due to "negative atmosphere in the media, as well as the pressure" he was under.

Exports up by 20% in 2021, imports by 31%

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s exports rose by 19.8% year-on-year to EUR 39.4 billion in 2021 and imports increased by 30.8% to EUR 42 billion, the Statistics Office said on Friday. A trade deficit of EUR 2.6 billion was recorded, the highest in the last ten years. The export-import ratio was at 93.9%.

Croat Suing Serbia ‘Got Good Deal’ in Wartime House Swap

Franjo Baricevic obtained more valuable property in Croatia than he had in Serbia, contrary to his case against the state of Serbia and Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj, a defence witness told Belgrade Higher Court on Friday.

ECHR Backs Croatia’s Right to Keep Tudjman Documents Secret

The European Court for Human Rights, ECHR, on Thursday ruled that Croatia does not have to give a writer access to the classified transcripts of the late President Franjo Tudjman's conversations.

Vladimir Seks, a former politician, wanted access to the documents for a book he is writing on the foundation of modern Croatia.

Tonin and Wallace talk Ukraine, Western Balkans

Ljubljana – Defence Minister Matej Tonin and his British counterpart Ben Wallace met in Ljubljana on Wednesday to discuss mainly the developments in Ukraine and the situation in the Western Balkans. “A bad peace is better than a good war,” said Tonin, commenting on the former, as Wallace again called on Russia to maintain dialogue.

Croat apprehended for smuggling four Chinese

Maribor – A 47-year-old Croatian citizen has been apprehended by Slovenian police after being found smuggling four Chinese citizens unlawfully into the country in his car on Saturday.

Chaos with the growing number of infected; Clearly speaking - COVID came from Serbia

It is stated that the cases of the infection came especially from the Balkan countries. Most of them are from Bosnia, with 1.611 in the first week of January and 822 in the second week. Then follows Serbia with 959 in the first week of January, and 540 in the second.
In third place is Hungary with 748 and 121 cases, respectively.

As Croatia Remembers Holocaust, Govt Urged to Ban Ustasa Symbols

The Croatian parliament started its session with a minute of silence to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday, while a delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Boris Milosevic and Culture Minister Nina Obuljen Korzinek laid wreaths at the Mirogoj Cemetery in the capital Zagreb.