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Croatian lawmakers change disputed extradition law to avoid EU sanctions
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, October 4, 2013 8:20 AM EDT
Lawmakers in Croatia — the European Union's newest member — have approved changes to a law banning the extradition of suspected criminals in order to avoid possible sanctions from the bloc.
The law was adopted just a day before Croatia formally became an EU member on July 1 and included a retroactive prohibition on Croatian citizens being extradited, which goes against EU practice.
The EU had threatened sanctions such as suspending funds for Croatia's border controls over the law and the country promised to amend it as soon as possible.