Serbia accuses Croatia of fascism justification


Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) leader Aleksandar Vucic

The relationships between Serbia and Croatia deteriorated again as two countries exchanged notes of protest. Zagreb accuses Belgrade of inciting to intolerance and interfering in the internal affairs, whereas Serbia says that Croatia wants to rehabilitate fascism. A new round of escalation of relationships between the two countries, one of which is a member state, is threatening the process of the Balkans region integration into the EU.

The latest deterioration of the Serbian-Croatian relationship is provoked by the recent court decision in Zagreb, which at the end of the last week overturned a 70- years old conviction to a Croatian cardinal Alojzije Stepinac. In 1946, the court of the socialist republic of Yugoslavia sentenced Stepinac to 16 years in prison for the cooperation with the fascist regime established during the occupation of Croatia.

The overturn of the decision concerning one of the most controversial figure in...

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