“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic discussed the potential sale of used Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter jets to Croatia in a deal potentially worth US$500 million. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday. Israeli newspaper ‘Globes’ reported quoting sources in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) that the sale of the F-16 jets will be within the framework of a tender and that the used F-16s will be worth about $500 million. The number of aircraft for the price was not disclosed.” (Defense World)


“Slovenia claims the fishermen illegally crossed over into its territory in Savudrija Bay, part of which is claimed by both countries. Croatia and Slovenia were unable to resolve their border dispute through arbitration and Slovenia said last month it would begin implementing the ruling in the case. The fines appear to be part of that policy. In a statement issued on Saturday, Croatia’s Foreign Ministry warned that as members of the EU and NATO the two countries had a responsibility to resolve issues peacefully. ‘Croatia will be forced to respond in the same way in order to protect its territory. We believe that Slovenia’s announcement constitutes conduct that is contrary to good neighborly relations and European values,’ the ministry said.” (Voice of Croatia)


“Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic‘s statements in which he indirectly accused Croatia of rehabilitating the Ustasha ideology are untrue and insulting, begging the question if Serbia is indeed interested in building good neighbourly relations, the Croatian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. The Ministry sent a note to the Serbian Embassy in Zagreb, expressing dissatisfaction with Dacic’s statement at the opening of an exhibition on the Jasenovac WWII concentration camp at the UN on January 25. Dacic said the objective was ‘not to forget’ the crimes committed in the Ustasha-run camp and ‘not allow the downplaying and rehabilitation of crimes.’ Without explicitly mentioning Croatia, he said that there was ‘a lot of resistance by one state’ to staging the display at the UN.” (total-croatia-news)