Croatia's Missing General

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 03/23/2005 12:00 am EST

The British, Dutch and German governments finally got so fed up with Croatia's failure to deliver General Ante Gotovina to the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague -- "I've been travelling to Zagreb for four years getting promises on Gotovina and we're still not there," said Denis MacShane, Britain's minister for Europe -- that they decided to block Croatia's bid for European Union membership. Croatia was due to start EU entry talks this month, together with Romania and Bulgaria, but it is now on hold until it can convince Brussels that it really is trying to find Gotovina.

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