Croatia is still paying the price of the Homeland War. The Ministry of the Interior have announced that over the past twenty years 5.5 billion Kuna has been spent on clearing landmines throughout the country. Since the end of the war 595 people have been injured due to mines. In fact, 2017 was the first year since the end of the war in 1995 that nobody was injured by landmines.
Some 405 square kilometres of land still remains to be cleared according to the plan, and since it will not be feasible to complete this task by the previously set target date March 1, 2019, the government proposed extending the deadline by seven years, to March 1, 2026.
It is believed that there are still 447 square kilometres of land in Croatia that have unexploded mines.