Local Press Digest


ZAGREB, Apr 14, 2000


It is not the Catholic Church but the civilian authorities who should apologize for the crimes committed by the Croatian fascist regime during World War Two, says a church official.

The IMF mission left Croatia on Wednesday unhappy with the treatment they received from the government.

Interior Minister Sime Lucin says foreign experts are working on tracing down money illegally taken out of the country.

The government accepts the Hague Tribunal's jurisdiction for operations Flash and Storm in a declaration on cooperation with the tribunal to be discussed in parliament this week.

Rijecka Banka sold for $41 million and Splitska Banka for 48 million euro.

I never killed anybody, says Tihomir Oreskovic, one of the persons linked by witnesses to mass killings of Serb civilians in Gospic in 1991.


New editors take over at Croatian television. Entire editorial team at late news bulletin "Motrista" sacked.

General Mirko Norac says there were no executions of Serbs in Gospic during the time he was military commander there in the autumn of 1991.

Commentary: Why is central bank hiding the fact that corrupt bankers gave savings of the entire population to a handful of tycoons?

The HDZ will support a proposal of constitutional changes that favors parliamentary democracy over semi-presidential system, says HDZ caucus leader Vladimir Seks.


Justice Minister Stjepan Ivanisevic says chief prosecutor of the Hague tribunal has told him there are no sealed indictments against Croatian officials at the moment.


The central bank has to take its share of responsibility for the economic development as well as the monetary stability.

Croatia will try to revise a contract with U.S. construction firm Bechtel for building Zagreb-Split highway, says Minister of Public Works Radimir Cacic.


Soccer club Hajduk Split coach Ivica Matkovic was sacked, and president Zeljko Kovacevic resigned after a pitch invasion of Hajduk fans that interrupted a league match this week.

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