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Protests in Serbia Archive
Odraz B92 Daily News Service

      ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service

      Odraz B92 vesti (by 10 PM), April 12, 1997

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      NEWS BY 10 PM

        Kornblum Meets Milosevic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
        Kornblum in Kosovo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
        Marjanovic Announces Privatisation . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
  15    Democrats: No Serious Conflict Within Zajedno  . . . . . . .  45
        Klein: Hadzic Taking Care of Himself . . . . . . . . . . . .  57
        Pope: Bosnia Needs Spiritual Renewal . . . . . . . . . . . .  66


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      US Assistant Secretary of State John Kornblum on Saturday told
      Radio B92 that he had told Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic
      and the leaders of the Zajedno coalition that peace and stability
  25  in the Balkans were not possible without democratisation. Mr
      Kornblum also said that he stressed to President Milosevic the
      importance of greater media freedom and a willingness to open
      dialogue. ``I think that the implementation of the Gonzalez report
      is a process which could last for years, but I am not sure if
  30  President Milosevic agreed with me,'' said Mr Kornblum.


      Mr Kornblum on Saturday visited Pristina, where he spoke to local
      Serb authorities as well as representatives of the Albanian
      community. The local authorities stressed after the meeting that
  35  the us delegation had clearly stated that it did not support the
      secession of Kosovo from Serbia.


      The Serbian Prime Minister, Mirko Marjanovic, on Saturday said
      that 1997 would be the year of privatisation in the republic.
  40  ``Several thousands of companies will be restructured, with about
      four million new owners. Simultaneously with ownership
      transformation, we shall consolidate the banks, restructure larger
      companies and prepare a comprehensive social program,'' Mr
      Marjanovic said.


      The vice president of the Democratic Party, Zoran Zivkovic said in
      Nis on Saturday that there was no serious conflict within the
      Zajedno coalition.

      ``There are some animosities among certain people in Belgrade, and
  50  I am not thinking only of the presidents of the parties. The
      Zajedno coalition has gone beyond the limits of the Democratic
      Party and the Serbian Renewal Movement. It has become a movement
      of the people, and this must not be gambled with. I am sure that
      the leaderships of both parties are well aware of that fact, and
  55  there will be no quakes and tremors which would bring the
      coalition to an end,'' said Mr Zivkovic.


      The UN transitional administrator for Eastern Slavonia, Jacques
      Klein, on Saturday said that local Serb leader Goran Hadzic had
  60  been obstructing the election process for months, and was working
      against the interests of Serbs in the region. He said that Mr
      Hadzic could have called on Serbs to accept Croatian documents and
      vote in the elections, but he had failed to do so. ``Hadzic is
      mostly looking after his own interests,'' said Mr Klein, noting
  65  that Hadzic was not included in Croatia's amnesty lists.


      The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II, arrived
      in Sarajevo on Saturday. He greeted all three constituent peoples
      of BiH and called for material and spiritual renewal.

  70  A few hours before the pontiff's arrival, Bosnian police removed
      explosives from a bridge in Sarajevo. Local authorities have
      declined to state if the bridge was on the Pope's route. However
      police arrested one man who had threatened to kill the Pope. It is
      still unclear whether this arrest was connected with the
  75  explosives found under the bridge.

      About 30,000 Catholics are expected to arrive in Sarajevo for a
      mass to be celebrated by Pope John Paul in Kosevo stadium on
      Sunday. SFOR spokesman Tony White said that his forces had
      supervised the movements of buses, cars and trains carrying the
  80  pilgrims from all parts of Bosnia and Croatia. This included more
      than three hundred special buses heading for Sarajevo.

      Prepared by: Goran Dimitrijevic
      Edited by: Steve Agnew

  85  ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service
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