The newest EU member, Croatia, remains a country haunted by ghosts of its dark past. Slobodan Praljak was convicted of war crimes against the Bosniak population of Bosnia and Herzegovina, alongside five other Croatian officials, on November 29. The convicted war criminal committed suicide. Praljak swallowed cyanide in the courtroom, and died an hour later.
The Bosniak-Croat conflict, often referred to as a “war within a war,” was a conflict between the self-proclaimed Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia, supported by Croatia, and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A part of an international armed conflict that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 and 1995, led and supplied by Serbia and Croatia, the Bosniak-Croat war has scarred all three countries. Bosnia by death, pillage, rape and mass murder, Croatia and Serbia by the burden of committing such atrocities.
The Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, however, does not seem to be burdened by …