Latest News from Croatia

Croatia’s Anti-Graft Body Probes Late Zagreb Mayor’s Associates

In a new anti-corruption action that started with arrests on Wednesday, Croatian police and anti-corruption investigators have launched an investigation into associates of former Zagreb mayor Milan Bandic, including the director of Croatian Radiotelevision, HTV, Kazimir Bacic.

Serbian State Security Chiefs Convicted of Aiding War Crimes

The former chief of Serbian State Security, Jovica Stanisic, and his deputy Franko Simatovic, were sentenced to 12 years in prison each on Wednesday by the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague for aiding and abetting the commission of wartime crimes in the Bosanski Samac area of Bosnia in 1992.

Simatović and Stanišić each sentenced to 12 years in prison for war crimes

The media reported that Stanisic and Simatovic were sentenced to 12 years in prison each.
The prosecution proved that the crimes in the indictment were confirmed. The killings and forcible transfers were carried out with discriminatory intent.
The prosecution alleges that the accused participated in the organization of the crimes that took place.

Live Blog: Serbian State Security Officials’ Verdict

  • Stanisic, the former head of Serbian State Security, and Simatovic, his former deputy, are being retried for participating in a 'joint criminal enterprise' to remove non-Serbs from areas of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Both men are accused of organising and financing Serb armed units that committed crimes during the Croatian and Bosnian wars from 1991 to 1995.

UN Court to Deliver Verdict in Serbian Security Officials’ Trial

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague will hand down its verdict on Wednesday in the retrial of former Serbian State Security officials Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, who are accused of controlling Serb fighters who committed crimes during the Croatian and Bosnian wars.

Fit for 55 package in focus as Slovenia’s EU presidency starts

Brussels – Slovenia presented to reporters in Brussels on Tuesday the priorities of its presidency of the Council of the EU with the Fit for 55 legislative package attracting the most interest. Slovenian representatives also said Slovenia would strive for breakthrough in terms of EU accession progress of North Macedonia and Albania.

Covert Operations: Unravelling Serbian Officials’ Links to Paramilitaries

A senior official from the Serbian State Security Service, Franko 'Frenki' Simatovic, arrived at a covert paramilitary training camp near the town of Ilok in Croatia in the spring of 1992 - one of many that would allegedly be set up by Serbian security officials during the wars that erupted as Yugoslavia collapsed.

15th Mountain Film Festival kicks off

Domžale – The 15th Mountain Film Festival starts on Monday in Domžale near Ljubljana, featuring 33 films from 19 countries in four categories: mountaineering, climbing, mountain nature and culture, and sports and adventure. The festival, concluding on Sunday, will bring a plethora of productions on wild animals and epic stories from the Himalayas.

World Champions France Knocked Out from Euro 2020 by Switzerland

Kylian Mbappe missed the crucial kick as Switzerland beat France on penalties in the Euro 2020 last 16 after a classic European Championship game.

The Swiss had been seconds away from elimination during 90 minutes but go through to face Spain after penalty shoot-out.

Spectacle in Copenhagen: Spain knocked out Croatia

Spain dominated from the start of the match, not allowing Croatian football players to build action from the defensive ranks.
Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon's massive blunder gave Croatia a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute when he failed to control a long back pass.

Stanisic and Simatovic, Belgrade’s Security Strongmen

"Milosevic's men on the ground" was the most common description of these two leading Serbian state security officials - Jovica Stanisic, chief of the interior ministry's State Security Service and his right-hand man, Franko 'Frenki' Simatovic, commander of the service's Special Operations Unit.

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