Serbie: Mladic arrest clears way

Mladic arrest clears way – Dušan Petričić
Politika (Belgrade)

May 26, Serbian President Boris Tadic announced the arrest of Ratko Mladic, former commander of Bosnian Serb army, and wanted for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Mladic's flight since the end of the war in Bosnia in 1995, has been one of the main obstacles in the negotiations between Serbia and the European Union.

"His arrest will facilitate the accession of Serbia and reassure creditors and investors, " notes the Radio B92 website, explaining the war criminal's flight has cost Serbia $1.2 billion in lost income in terms of investment and the cost of finding him.