Croatian authorities suspect that radical nationalists who don’t want Croatia to join the European Union sent a letter-bomb that blew up at the British Embassy this week, injuring one employee. A Croatian mailroom worker has confessed to the bombing, saying he acted on his own, but officials do not believe him. Croatia’s application to the E.U. was put on hold in March because Croatia had failed to arrest Ante Gotovina, a general indicted for war crimes against Serbs stemming from the Balkan wars of the early 1990s. Nationalists, who revere Gotovina, would prefer that Croatia stay out of the union rather than hand over the general. British diplomats are conducting the review of Croatia’s E.U. bid, since Britain currently holds the rotating presidency of the body.
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