EU gives Belgrade a deadline for arresting infamous Bosnian war criminals

  • 2006-03-01
  • By Ahto Lobjakas
RFE/RL - The EU told Serbia on Feb. 27 that it must catch war criminal suspects Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic or risk a "disruption" of ties. EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn told EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels that Belgrade was not cooperating sufficiently with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. But Serbia will get one additional month to change its behavior. Some foreign ministers warned that the EU itself could not afford to "lose" Serbia in the showdown.That outcome was in effect decided before the meeting. Javier Solana, the EU high repres...
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