Croatia "to move fast" to avoid EU sanctions
ZAGREB -- Croatia "will move fast to amend its extradition law to avoid possible EU sanctions," Reuters quoted "public radio" on Friday.
The reports come weeks after a legislative change "that protected veterans of its 1991-95 war from prosecution abroad," the news agency said.
Sources in the European Commission told Reuters on Thursday it might punish Croatia as early as next week because of a row over the extradition rules, which has marred the first months of its EU membership.
Sanctions would threaten the EU's aid program including the border control improvements vital to the country's bid to join the Schengen zone, the sources said.
According to the radio, the government will propose changes to the extradition law next week and parliament could approve them before the end of this month.
September 13, 2013 | 17:07 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
SARAJEVO -- Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro have signed the Statement on Cooperation in the Security Sector.
September 12, 2013 | 12:36 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia "will call for prompt resolution of open issues with Croatia, such as the return of Serb refugees and restoration of their property rights."
September 11, 2013 | 14:21 | Source: index.hr | Comments: (19) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A passenger car with Serbian license plates has been "demolished" in downtown Split, Croatia, the Croatian website index.hr has reported.
September 10, 2013 | 14:04 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
ZAGREB -- Croatian President Ivo Josipović has commented on the situation in Vukovar to say it was "important to reach a consensus on minorities."
September 9, 2013 | 16:19 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- The EU "has no intention of interfering" over incidents concerning the Serbian Cyrillic plates in Vukovar, Croatia, which is home to a sizable Serb population.
September 9, 2013 | 11:03 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
PLJEVLJA -- Unknown perpetrators late on Sunday threw an explosive device at an official vehicle used by the police chief in the northern Montenegrin town of Pljevlja.