Croatia wants to have friendly relations with all countries of former Yugoslavia, speaker of the Croatian parliament Zlatko Tomcic told a press conference in Moscow. However, there are some destabilizing regions in former Yugoslavia, such as Kosovo and Macedonia, where the risk of terrorist acts is still great, Tomcic noted. Croatia is optimistic about cooperation between Serbia and the Hague tribunal. Criminals should be punished for their crimes, regardless of their nationality and citizenship, Tomcic said. According to him, Croatia is one of the most developed countries of former Yugoslavia. The boosting of cooperation with our neighbours should be our contribution to regional development, Zlatko Tomcic stressed.
The remarks from the Pope came as "a very strong step towards degradation," "given the rather massive nature of homosexuality" among the Catholic clergy.