Croatia makes promise to change extradition law
APBRUSSELS--The European Union's newest member, Croatia, promised Wednesday to meet EU demands and change a law banning the extradition of suspected criminals as soon as possible.
September 26, 2013, 12:05 am TWN
The EU had threatened sanctions such as suspending EU funds for Croatia's border controls if Zagreb didn't comply.
Croatian Justice Minister Orsat Miljenic said his government “will swiftly ... take all measures to unconditionally make the law comply with European law.” The law was adopted just a day before Croatia formally became an EU member on July 1. It included a retroactive prohibition on Croatian citizens being extradited, which goes against EU practice.