Landmines: New Use Despite Global Ban

Russia, Myanmar, and Ukraine have used antipersonnel landmines in the past year, and armed groups used them in at least five countries, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing Landmine Monitor 2023, the annual report about the international treaty to Read More …

Five right-wing terrorists arrested throughout Europe with the support of Eurojust and Europol

Eurojust and Europol have supported the competent authorities in Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Lithuania, Romania and Italy in an international operation against right-wing terrorism. During a joint action day, 5 suspects were apprehended and an additional 7 others interrogated across the Read More …

Almost €500 million allocated for mine clearance in Ukraine

Ukraine has allocated about €500 million for mine clearance, which will be spent on survey equipment, machinery and equipment for bomb disposal experts. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that taking into account previous support packages, about €500 million have been Read More …

Addressing mine ban treaty challenges: New contamination and compliance

The annual Intersessional Meetings of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpile, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (aka Ottawa Convention, AP Mine Ban Convention, or Mine Ban Treaty) closed on 21 June in Read More …

Ukraine to use Croatia’s experience in demining

The government of Ukraine is stepping up cooperation with international partners in the field of demining, the issue was discussed during an online meeting between First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko, who is also the Economy Minister, and Read More …

Croatia wants to help Ukraine with mine clearance efforts

Croatia, which has experience in eliminating the consequences of war on its own territory, can help with the humanitarian demining of Ukrainian lands. Croatian Defense Minister Mario Banozic said this at a briefing with his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov at Read More …

Croatia: Carrier Strike Group Ten Participates in Humanitarian Mine Action in Split

SPLIT, Croatia – The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 took part in the eighth iteration of the Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) in Split, Croatia, Oct. 24 – Nov. 11, 2022. HMA is a Read More …

Croatia: Remnants of aerial bomb found in drone that crashed in Zagreb

Remnants of an aerial bomb have been found in the Soviet-era drone that crashed in Southwest Zagreb late on Thursday, as Defence Minister Mario Banožić said on Sunday. “Traces of an explosive device have been found, indicating that this was Read More …

Croatia: Zadar County cleared of mines left over from Homeland War

Minister of the Interior Davor Božinović attended a ceremony in Zadar on Friday marking the completion of mine clearance activities in Zadar County. Zadar County head Božidar Longin was presented on that occasion with a certificate showing that the county Read More …

Migrants Warned of Dangers of Land Mines on the Balkan Route

Migrants attempting to cross into Western Europe via the so-called Balkan route face several risks including drowning, abuse, exploitation and gender-based violence. Added to that is the risk posed by land mines. The Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre estimates Read More …