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Protests in Serbia Archive
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      ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service

      Odraz B92 vesti (by 9 PM), April 20, 1997

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        Milosevic Meets Pangalos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
        Vienna Meeting on Kosovo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
        Civic Alliance Supports Draskovic Presidential Nomination  .  43
  15    Perosevic Meets Zyuganov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  48
        DSS Slates Government over Croatian Serbs  . . . . . . . . .  56
        Refugee Reciprocity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  63
        Bildt: SDS Under Karadzic's Control  . . . . . . . . . . . .  74
        Slovenia and Yugoslavia ``Could Normalise Relations''  . . .  81

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      FoNet reports that Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic had an
  25  unofficial meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Teodoras Pangalos
      on Sunday. Mr Milosevic has been in Athens since Friday. An
      unofficial source claimed that during the curt half-hour meeting
      the Serbian President tried to reverse the favourable impression
      created in the Greek Foreign Ministry by Montenegrin Prime
  30  Minister Milo Djukanovic on his visit last week. Mr. Milosevic's
      is also have reported to have met Greek Prime Minister Kostas
      Simitis and former Greek Prime Minister Mitzotakis.


      An international meeting to examine options for the solution of
  35  the Kosovo issue finished in Vienna on Sunday. The meeting, in
      which about forty representatives participated, was a continuation
      of the recent New York talks. The Secretary General of the
      Austrian Foreign Ministry, who hosted the meeting, said that
      politicians were deliberately not invited to the meeting,
  40  stressing that this was an unofficial meeting of experts rather
      than a dialogue or political negotiation. No details of the
      discussion are available.


      The Civic Alliance of Serbia, one of the Zajedno parties, on
  45  Sunday gave its support to the nomination of Vuk Draskovic, leader
      of the Serbian Renewal Movement, for the coalition's candidate for
      Serbian President.


      Bosko Perosevic, Vice-President of the ruling Serbian Socialist
  50  party and head of the party's delegation to the congress of the
      Communist Party of the Russian Federation, had talks in Moscow on
      Sunday with the leader of the Russian Communists, Genady Zyganov.
      Belgrade state media report that the talks concerned cooperation
      between the two parties and the preparations for the upcoming
  55  elections in Serbia.


      The Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) on Sunday accused the Serbian
      and Yugoslav governments of being indifferent to the plight of
      ethnic Serbs in Croatia. The DSS stressed that the electoral
  60  results in Eastern Slavonia were ``at least in general, agreed on
      beforehand between the crypto-communist autocrats in Zagreb and
      Belgrade, with the blessing of the international community.''


      The chief of the UN Transitional Administration for Eastern
  65  Slavonia, Jacques Klein, said on Sunday that the first major step
      after the elections in Eastern Slavoniia should be to support
      plans for repatriation. In an interview on Croatian state
      television, Mr. Klein said that the repatriation would be done on
      an reciprocal basis and that the international community should
  70  now provide funding for this. He said that the real solution would
      be for refugees from both sides to be allowed to return to their
      proper homes. He refuted allegations that citizens of FR
      Yugoslavia had voted in the elections.


  75  The Sunday issue of the Bosnian newspaper 'Oslobodjenje' carried
      an interview with the international High Representative for
      Bosnia-Herzegovina, Carl Bildt. Mr Bildt said in the interview
      that the former President of Republika Srpska (RS) Radovan
      Karadzic, who has been indicted for war crimes, had control of the
  80  RS ruling Serb Democratic Party and even dominated its sessions.


      The Slovenian Foreign Minister, Zoran Taler, on Sunday said that
      there were few reasons to postpone the normalisation of relations
      between Slovenia and Yugoslavia. Mr Taler stressed that the
  85  remaining stumbling block could be the insistence of Yugoslavia
      that it is the sole descendant of the former Socialist Federal

      Prepared by: Marija Milosavljevic
      Edited by: Steve Agnew

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