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Protests in Serbia Archive
Odraz B92 Daily News Service

      ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service

      Odraz B92 vesti (by 9 PM), April 8, 1997

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      NEWS BY 9 PM

        Belgrade-Serbia Cooperation?   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
        Kosovo Round Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
        Bildt Concerned over RS Agreement  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  51
  15    Eastern Slavonia Conditional Decision  . . . . . . . . . . .  59
        Good Neighbours  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  70


      NEWS BY 9 PM


      Belgrade Mayor Zoran Djindjic on Tuesday met Serbian Prime
      Minister Mirko Marjanovic. Speaking after the meeting, Dr Djindjic
      said that the two had agreed on a further meeting of officials
      from government ministries and the city council to discuss
  25  cooperation between the republic and the city.

      Dr Djindjic said that the meeting had produced no concrete
      results, having been of a general nature only. He stressed,
      however, that the government was prepared to discuss solutions to
      the problems of Belgrade, and that those discussions would non-
  30  ideological.


      The Serb-Albanian talks continued in New York on Tuesday. Both
      sides have expressed the belief that more meetings of this kind
      would be necessary before a concrete solution could be reached.
  35  The talks will finish on Wednesday, with a joint media conference.

      Zajedno leader Vesna Pesic told media after Tuesday's session that
      the Albanian representatives had taken a strong stand which was
      not acceptable to either the Serbian opposition representatives or
      delegates from the international community. Mrs Pesic said that
  40  the point of the meeting had been to make it possible to analyse
      the situation with both sides present, and to open a space for
      further discussion.

      Serbian Renewal Movement leader Vuk Draskovic said that the
      Albanian group had made it clear that they would not agree to
  45  autonomy of the region and would only accept independent
      statehood. He said that he had urged the Albanians to accept
      reality and forget their dreams of an independent Kosovo. Mr
      Draskovic added that Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic was
      weakening Serbia and the Kosovo Albanians were seizing on this as
  50  a chance to establish an independent state.


      The UN High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina, Carl Bildt, has
      written to Yugoslav Foreign Minister Milan Milutinovic expressing
      concern over the agreement between Yugoslavia and Republika Srpska
  55  on a common customs zone and trade relations. Mr Bildt stressed
      that the individual Bosnian entities were not entitled to
      establish customs tariffs and monetary arrangements and that the
      agreement ran counter to the Dayton accords.


  60  The Assembly of the Srem-Baranja Region on Tuesday made a
      conditional decision that Serbs in the region should participate
      in the local and regional elections in Croatia. The assembly will
      demand that all local residents be permitted to vote regardless of
      whether they have Croatian papers. The assembly also demands that
  65  all refugees who have acquired or applied for Croatian papers be
      allowed to vote in their current place of residence. The assembly
      will also demand that Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic provide
      written assurances that the residents of the region would be
      permitted to hold dual citizenship.


      Macedonia is hosting a conference on stabilisation and good
      relations among neighbouring countries in south-eastern Europe.
      The conference, which has been convened on the initiative of the
      European Union, began on Tuesday. It is attended by
  75  representatives of the Council of Europe, OSCE, the South-Eastern
      Europe Cooperation Initiative, the UN Economic Commission and a
      delegate from the UN High Representative in Bosnia. Individual
      countries represented are Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
      Yugoslavia, Romania, the Russian Federation, Slovenia, Turkey,
  80  Hungary and Croatia, as well as the fifteen EU member states.

      Prepared by: Marija Milosavljevic
      Edited by: Steve Agnew

      ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service
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