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Protests in Serbia Archive
Odraz B92 Daily News Service

    ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service

    Odraz B92 vesti (by 4 PM), February 28, 1997

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    NEWS BY 4 PM


    A top level delegation from Republika Srpska (RS) headed by
    Momcilo Krajisnik, a member of the Presidency of Bosnia
    Herzegovina entered the offices of the Serbian President on Friday
    afternoon. The delegation is to sign an agreement between Pale and
    Belgrade on ``the establishment of special relations.'' Republica
    Srpska's Prime Minister Gojko Klickovic and Parliamentary Speaker
    Dragan Kalinic are members of the delegation. According to Beta,
    Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, Yugoslav President Zoran
    Lilic and Montenegrin President Momir Bulatovic are also in the

    Mr Klickovic told AFP that negotiations on the establishment of
    special relations had begun few days ago and were to continue with
    President Milosevic in Blegrade on Friday afternoon.

    According to Article 2, Point A of the Constitution of Bosnia
    Herzegovina, its entities have the right to establish special
    relations with neighbouring countries provided that those
    relations do not breach the sovereingnity and territorial
    integrity of Bosnia Herzegovina.

    President Milosevic received Mr. Krajisnik on Monday for
    discussions on the relationship between Serbia and RS with respect
    to the conditions set down in the Dayton Accords.


    The Univercity Council for Defence of Democracy and the Managing
    Board of Student Protest 96/97 demonstrated in the University
    Chancery on Friday. Protest representatives told media that the
    ``former'' Chancellor's lock-in with his bodyguards in the
    Chancery on Thursday showed that he had no intention of
    facilitating the resumption of University teaching, but was solely
    interested in closing the University down.


    The Friday issue of the London daily Independent said that British
    Foreign Minister Malcom Rifkind offerred virtually no concrete
    help to the leaders of the Serbian opposition. The article said
    however that the fact that the British Government had invited the
    Zajedno leaders was a positive development, as Britain had
    insisted on dealing only with Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic
    until few months ago.

    Noting the differences among the Zajedno triumvirate, the
    Independent said that these were less important than their common
    realisation of the necessity for Serbia to emerge from the
    dictatorship into which it had sunk.


    The Serbian Fund for Pension and Invalid Insurance lost 1.67
    billion dinars in 1997. This brings the overall deficit of the
    Fund to 2.5 billion dinars, the newly-appointed Managing Board of
    the Fund stated on Friday.

    The Democratic Party (DS), one of the Zajedno coalition members,
    has urged the Serbian Government to immediately meet the demands
    of striking teachers. Otherwise, the DS warned, the Government
    would be responsible for the lost school year. The DS stressed
    that ``the critical and humiliating position of the teachers is
    the result of the negligence and stubbornness of the Serbian

    The Foundation for Humanitarian Rights announced on Friday that it
    had filed a suit against unidentified members of the Serbian
    police for the murder of Feriz Bljakcori from Pristina.

    UN Spokesman Andrea Agnelli told media on Friday that 4 Muslim
    houses had been destroyed on Thursday night in the Bosnian Serb
    controlled village of Gajevi. According to AFP and FoNet, Muslim
    refugees who had left the village during the war had recently
    restored the houses. Mr. Agnelli said there were no casualties.

    Bosnian Serb Nikola Jorgic, 50, appeared in a German court on
    Friday charged with leading groups which massacred Muslims in
    Bosnia in 1992, according to Reuters. German officials said that
    they had offered the case to the Hague War Crimes Tribunal, but
    the tribanl agreed that Germany should continue the case.

    Prepared by: Marija Milosavljevic
    Edited by: Steve Agnew

    ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service
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