According to Alo.rs, a Croatian diplomat named Hrvoj Šnajder attempted to establish a network of agents in Belgrade by reaching out to individuals in politics, business, and the media. Serbian authorities reportedly monitored Šnajder’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, Serbia declared Šnajder 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 before taking any further action. Meanwhile, Ambassador Hidajet Biščević of the Republic of Croatia in Serbia refrained from commenting on the case due to its sensitivity, stating that even if he knew what Šnajder did, he should not disclose any details because it was beyond his scope.