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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 28, 1997

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      NEWS BY 10 PM

        EU To Unbar Trade Door For Yugoslavia  . . . . . . . . . . .  19
        Radicals Slam Rugova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38
        Zajedno Agrees To Hide Problems Behind Closed Doors  . . . .  46
  15    Germany Boosts Bosnian Election Budget . . . . . . . . . . .  56


      NEWS BY 10 PM


  20  The European Union's Council of Ministers is ready to clear the
      way for ``trade preferentials'' for Yugoslavia on Tuesday, FoNet
      reported on Monday.

      The trade concessions, which have already been made for other
      states in the former Yugoslavia, are also now to apply to the
  25  Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The Council is expected to
      introduce the trade concessions in an attempt to kick-start the
      devastated Yugoslav economy.

      The Council however is expected to stress lack of progress on the
      OSCE recommendation to open dialogue between the government and
  30  opposition, even though both parties have attended a number of
      televised political debates.

      Although the Council is expected to make more positive
      observations on the media picture in Serbia, which has become more
      diverse in recent weeks, Yugoslavia will again be reminded that
  35  much of the Gonzalez's report has gone unheeded. The need to find
      a peaceful resolution to the disputed area of Kosovo is also to be
      a key recommendation, FoNet reports.


      The Serbian Radical Party (SRS) attacked Albanian leader Ibrahim
  40  Rugova at a news conference on Monday. The Radicals stressed that
      ``Albanian separatists must not be permitted to violate the
      Serbian constitution by announcing pseudo-elections in Kosovo.''

      The SRS demanded that the Yugoslav government act urgently to halt
      ``all secessionist and separatist moves in order to defend the
  45  territorial integrity of Serbia,'' Radio B92 reported on Monday.


      On Monday, Democratic Party (DS) spokesman Slobodan Vuksanovic
      said that his party would respect Zajedno's internal agreement to
      keep internal disputes behind closed doors. He added that the DS
  50  expected its coalition partners to similarly respect the

      Mr. Vuksanovic's statement was a clear reminder to the Serbian
      Renewal Movement (SPO) to keep coalition disagreements out of the
      public eye after the SPO earlier publically accused the DS of
  55  causing the dispute within SPO Novi Sad.


      German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel on Monday pledged 3 million
      German marks for Bosnia's local elections in September.

      In addition to donations from three foreign foundations, USAID,
  60  Soros and European Commission had invested 9 million German marks
      to develop independent media in Bosnia and Herzegovina by January
      this year.

      Prepared by: Goran Dimitrijevic
      Edited by: Julia Glyn-Pickett

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