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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 29, 1997

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      NEWS BY 10 PM

        Djindjic: SPO Leaving Zajedno  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
        Yugoslav Foreign Ministry Salutes Granting of Trading Perks   40
        Panic Joins Zajedno  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  54
  15    Milosevic Third Term Blatant Violation of Constitution . . .  65
        Montenegrin Socialists Demand Parliament Session . . . . . .  82
        Aleksovski Pleads Innocent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  95
        Roberts Condemns Sanski Most Murder  . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
        Macedonia Signs Cooperation Agreement with European Union  . 118

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      NEWS BY 10 PM


      Zoran Djindjic, leader of the Democratic Party (DS), on Tuesday
  25  told media that the statement by Vuk Draskovic, leader of the
      Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO), that his party would begin a
      separate electoral campaign on May 1st implied that the SPO would
      run on its own for the elections, thus leaving the Zajedno

  30  Dr Djindjic said that the five SPO members in Novi Sad who had
      withdrawn from the coalition had prevented the implementation of a
      decision to share the five independent seats in the Novi Sad City
      Council among the Zajedno parties and thus made a new division of
      power in the city executive bodies necessary. He insisted that his
  35  party had not interfered with developments in Novi Sad, believing
      it was a matter of internal agreement.

      Dr Djindjic pointed out that SPO claims that the Democratic Party
      had caused the problems in Novi Sad were an attempt to cover it's
      own failures.


      The Yugoslav Foreign Ministry on Tuesday saluted the decision of
      the Ministerial Council of the European Union to grant trade
      concessions to Yugoslavia.

      The statement from the Yugoslav Foreign Ministry said that
  45  ``although this decision has come after a considerable delay and
      should have been made immediately upon the signing of the Dayton-
      Paris accords, it represents an acknowledgement by the European
      Union of the consistent and constructive role the FR Yugoslavia
      has played in the strenghtening of peace and stabilization of the
  50  situation in the region, as a basis for the broadest possible
      economic and social development of all, based on full equality,
      mutual understanding and good neighbourly relations, the goals
      Yugoslavia has constantly given its support to.''


  55  Former Yugoslav Prime Minister Milan Panic has accepted an
      invitation by the leaders of the Zajedno to join them in the
      struggle for the democratisation of Serbia and in the preparations
      for this year's presidential and parliamentary elections in

  60  Mr Panic's statement said that this was the main conclusion from
      his Monday night meeting with Vuk Draskovic, leader of the Serbian
      Renewal Movement. Mr Panovic and Mr Draskovic had agreed that the
      coalition should not participate in the election if equal,
      democratic and fair elections were not provided for all.


      Kosta Cavoski, a lecturer at the Belgrade Shcool of Law, stated on
      Tuesday that Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic had been twice
      elected for that post and could not be elected for the third time
      according to the Constitution. He stressed that the Constitution
  70  clearly said that nobody can be elected more than twice and that
      this refered to the act of election and not to the duration of

      Zoran Djindjic, the leader of the Democratic Party, said on
      Tuesday that another nomination of Slobodan Milosevic for Serbian
  75  President would be ``a blatant violation of the Constitution.''

      Yugoslav expert on constitutional law, Pavle Nikolic, said on
      Tuesday that the Constitution of Serbia clearly stated that nobody
      can be elected for the post of Serbian President more than twice
      no matter what the duration of his presidency. He added however
  80  that President Milosevic might again violate the Constitution as
      he had done before.


      The Executive of the governing Montenegrin Democratic Party of
      Socialists on Tuesday instructed the Speaker of the Montenegrin
  85  Parliament, Svetozar Marovic, to schedule a parliamentary session
      for May 16th. The session is to pass bills on civil control of the
      secret police and implement the reshufle in the Government as well
      as other business.

      The next meeting of the Mongenegrin Socialists' Central Committee
  90  is set for May 12th to prepare for the parliamentary sitting. At
      the explicit order of Montenegrin President Momir Bulatovic, a
      meeting of the party parliamentary group will be held on Wednesday
      to discuss his proposal that the parliamentary session be closed
      to the public during discussion on control of the secret police.


      Zlatko Aleksovski, 37, an officer of the Croatian Defense indicted
      by the International War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague for crimes
      against Muslims in central Bosnia pleaded innocent on Tuesday.

      The charges state that Aleksovski was the commander of the
 100  detention camp of Kaonik and commited crimes against detained
      Muslims. The prisoners under his command were, the charges claim,
      subjected to inhuman procedures and interrogation, used as human
      shields and in some cases executed.

      Mr. Aleksovski was extradicted on Monday by Croatia, according to
 105  AFP, and is indicted for complicity in the massacre of dozens of
      Muslims in the village of Ahmici during clashes between Croats and
      Muslims in 1993. The date for the beginning of the trial has not
      yet been set.


 110  A spokesman for the UN Police Force, Allun Roberts, confiremed in
      Banjaluka on Tuesday that two suspects for the murder of Serb
      Petar Milanovic, 68, near Sanski Most were detained in the
      interrogation prison in Bihac.

      Mr Roberts said that the murder occured last Thursday when the
 115  assailants broke into Mr Milanovic's house and shot him in the
      head. Mr Milanovic had returned to his house in a village some
      hundred meters into Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina territory.


      Macedonian Prime Minister Branko Crvenkovski in Luxembourg on
 120  Thursday signed an agreement on cooperation and transport between
      Macedonia and the European Union. The agreement abolishes customs
      duties and limitations on Macedionian exports to the EU market,
      provides 170 million ECU financial support for Macedonia, and
      opens up the possibility of Macedionia's becoming an affiliated
 125  member of the EU.

      Prepared by: Marija Milosavljevic
      Edited by: Steve Agnew

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