BELGRADE – Of 325 amendments, that have been submitted to the resolution on Serbia’s progress by the European Parliament (EP) rapporteur David McAllister, Croatian MPs have submitted a quarter, or 84, writes Serbian daily “Vecernje Novosti”.
Objections are mostly related to the greater protection of Croatian minority in Serbia, Croatia seeks the return of the cultural heritage and dealing with the issue of the interstate border as well as the abolition of Serbian law on universal jurisdiction in war crimes trials.
Croats are also bothered with the arrest of former KLA commander Ramush Haradinaj in France on Belgrade’s warrant, and accuse Serbia in amendments that it is taking the role of “the little Hague”.
Zagreb is also bothered with the cooperation of Belgrade and Moscow, especially joint military excercises. Objections have been made to the
fact that Serbia has not delivered three SRS party members accused for contempt of court to the Hague.
Croatia also demand that the resolution clearly puts the requirement that bilateral issues are resolved at the beginning of the negotiations between Serbia and the EU.