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EC 'Disappointed' With Croatia's Hague Cooperation

26 November 2004 -- The new European enlargement commissioner, Olli Rehn, said yesterday that the European Commission is disappointed with Croatia's cooperation with The Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

ICTY Chief Prosecutor Carla del Ponte on 23 November told the UN Security Council that Croatia was among the countries that have chosen to ignore repeated demands to capture indicted war criminals.

Rehn said after talks with Croatian Foreign Minister Miomor Zuzul in Zagreb that the commission demanded that the Croatian government do everything it could to improve its cooperation by mid-December.