The Z-4 plan is " 4 peace proposal Zagreb " to end the war for Croatia. The proposal was supported by the Zagreb 4 group (also known as mini - contact group ) developed in collaboration with the UN Security Council and presented in early 1995. He had the peaceful reintegration of the so-called Republic of Serbian Krajina in the Croatian state and thus the restoration of the territorial integrity of Croatia to the destination.

The Zagreb 4 group consisted of representatives from the U.S., Russia, France and Germany. Their plan was never implemented as it was rejected by the leadership of the Krajina Serbs. Milan Martić even refused to receive the document at all. Instead, an association with the Republika Srpska and Serbia was sought. From the Croatian side of Franjo Tuđman was the plan due to the intended extensive autonomy for Krajina Serbs fundamentally skeptical about, but regarded it as a basis for further negotiations.

Overview of the plan

Objectives of the plan was the reintegration of the so-called " Republic of Serbian Krajina " in Croatia and the establishment of a wide-ranging autonomy for the Krajina Serbs. The autonomy of the plan consisted primarily of extensive cultural autonomy ( own writing, schools, regional flag ) and partial political autonomy by its own regional parliament, a president and a police. A complete demilitarization was provided. In addition, the plan called for the return of all Croatian displaced persons to their homes.


The Republic of Serbian Krajina refused to accept the plan because a reintegration into Croatia was provided. The authorities in Belgrade had accepted the plan on the condition that the sanctions against Yugoslavia are hereby repealed.

The Serbian rejection of the plan was a major reason for the Western states and in particular the USA, Croatia to give open military support to retake the Krajina territory.


  • Croatian War