Serbian authorities have claimed that a Croatian diplomat attempted to establish an agent network in Belgrade, according to Alo.rs. The diplomat allegedly reached out to individuals in politics, business, and the media. The BIA reportedly monitored the diplomat’s activities for an extended period before taking appropriate action based on the evidence they collected.
Novosti.rs reported that the allegations involve “documented espionage and recruitment to work for the Croatian service.” However, no additional information or sources were provided to support these claims. In response to the situation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia declared Hrvoj Šnajder, the first secretary at the Embassy of Croatia in Belgrade, persona non grata in accordance with Article 9 of the Vienna Convention, which governs diplomatic and consular relations.
Minister Gordan Grlić-Radman expressed surprise at the move, stating he needed to understand the situation. Meanwhile, Hidajet Biščević, the ambassador of the Republic of Croatia in the Republic of Serbia, refrained from commenting on the case, citing its sensitivity and stating that even if he knew what happened