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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), April 29, 1997

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      NEWS BY 4 PM

        Milosevic Third Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
        EU Trade Concessions For Yugoslavia  . . . . . . . . . . . .  42
        SPO To Campaign Without Zajedno  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  51
  15    Professor Vladan Vasilijevic Dies  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  60
        Pesic In Prague  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  64
        Ogata: No Repatriation, No Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  71
        Chemical Weapons in Yugoslavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  77


  20  NEWS BY 4 PM


      The Deputy Prime Minister of the Serbian government, Ratko
      Markovic, told state daily Politika Ekspres on Tuesday that
  25  Slobodna Milosevic could be a presidential candidate for the third
      time, although the consitution appears to forbid this. He said
      that article 86 of the Serbian constitution, which says that no
      person can be elected Serbian President more than twice, can be
      interpreted in different ways. Mr Markovic said that the old
  30  principle of the Roman Law is still valid: that all law articles
      must be interpreted with regard to the other articles of the same
      law, and not in isolation. He noted that Article 85 says that
      presidential mandate was for 5 years, and claimed that if someone
      had not completed the full term of his mandate, it could mean that
  35  that person had never been elected at all. ``So, it may be
      interpreted as meaning that there never was an election at all,''
      claimed Mr Markovic, adding that his opinion would certainly be
      criticised by his legal colleagues, but that all legal
      interpretations attracted criticism. ``It remains to be seen if
  40  the current President will rely on this interpretation or not,''
      said Mr. Markovic.


      The European Union (EU) on Tuesday granted trade concessions for
      FR Yugoslavia, Beta reports. The concessions relate to Yugoslav
  45  export to EU countries, and were accompanied by a political
      declaration saying that this was a contribution to democratisation
      in Serbia and to assist in avoiding economic collapse. The EU
      stressed that the Serbian authorities were expected to implement
      all aspect of the Gozalez report and that the concessions may be
  50  withdrawn if this was not done.


      The leader of the Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO), Vuk Draskovic,
      on Tuesday said that his party would launch an electoral campaign
      on its own, Beta reports. ``Our parliamentary delegates and
  55  activists will walk all over Serbia, and act as if the elections
      were tomorrow. We do not want to waste our time in verbal fighting
      with other parties,'' said Mr Draskovic, who also accused the
      Democratic Party of breaking the internal Zajedno agreement in
      Novi Sad.


      Noted legal expert and teacher, Professor Vladan Vasilijevic, died
      in Belgrade on Tuesday. Professor Valijevic published fifteen
      books and numerous papers on criminal and international law.


  65  The leader of the Civic Alliance of Serbia, Vesna Pesic, on
      Tuesday bagan a two day visit to Prague. Mrs Pesic's visit is at
      the invitation of the Bohemia Foundation. In Prague, Mrs Pesic
      will give a lecture on the democratisation of Serbia and prospects
      for the peace in the Balkans. She will also meet the Czech
  70  President, Vaclav Havel.


      The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, said on
      Tuesday that the UNHCR would send aid only to those municipalities
      in BiH which permit repatriation of the refugees, FoNet reports.
  75  She said that 520,000 refugees had found new home since the Dayton
      Agreement was signed.


      Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Tuesday that FR Yugoslavia was
      capable of producinge chemical weapons, which was a possible
  80  threat to the fragile peace in the former Yugoslavia. HRW demanded
      that the Yugoslav authorities sign the Convention on Banning the
      Production of Chemical Weapons.

      Prepared by: Goran Dimitrijevic
      Edited by: Steve Agnew

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