Serbia launches renewed effort to arrest Mladic after EU suspends talks
Serbia launches renewed effort to arrest Mladic after EU suspends talks

[JURIST] Serbian police launched a full scale search on Sunday for Bosnian war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic [ICTY case backgrounder, JURIST news archive] but were unable to arrest the former Bosnian Serb army commander wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [official website] on genocide charges. The European Union called off membership talks [JURIST report] with Serbia [JURIST news archive] last week over the country's failure to deliver Mladic [JURIST report] to the war crimes tribunal by the end of April as promised [JURIST report].

In an interview with Serbian daily Blic [media website, in English], Serbia-Montenegro's foreign minister Vuk Draskovic [BBC profile] called for the dismissal of top security officials [AP report] after recent high-profile raids failed to deliver Mladic. Authorities have detained [JURIST report] ten of Mladic's possible contacts over the past few months, including his son, Darko. Reuters has more.