The Croatian Embassy in Serbia has had an unforeseen development, as the Republic of Serbia has declared Hrvoje Šnajder, the first secretary at the embassy, persona non grata. The reason behind this was that he stepped out of diplomatic boundaries. The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs expressed their regret over this decision and firmly rejected the grounds for expelling an accredited Croatian diplomat.
In response to this move, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs reserves the right to respond at their discretion. They are disappointed that a drastic decision was made to expel diplomats from the Republic of Serbia when they anticipated a further deterioration of relations in South-Eastern Europe. According to them, this action represents additional pressure on employees at the Croatian embassy in Belgrade during the pre-election period in Serbia, which is a sensitive regional political and security situation.
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs believes that this decision will have a significant impact on stability in South-Eastern Europe. They urge caution and restraint from all parties involved to avoid any further escalation of tensions in the region.