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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 30, 1997

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      NEWS BY 4 PM

        SPO on Socialists  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
        Democrats on SPO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  35
        Montenegro on Serbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
  15    EU Conditions for Cooperation with Croatia . . . . . . . . .  49
        Croatia: No Serb Ghetto  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  69


      NEWS BY 4 PM


      The Serbian Renewal Party (SPO) on Wednesday said the idea that
      Slobodan Milosevic may again nominate for Serbian President
      represented a new leftist assault on the Serbian Constitution and
      an attempt by the leftist parties to introduce the institution of
  25  president for life. Under this interprestation of the constitution
      a president could run for unlimited terms, simply by repeatedly
      calling early elections.

      According to the SPO, the same interpretation of the constitution
      would also mean that Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic could
  30  not be liable before the Hague War Crimes Tribunal for waging war
      in the former Yugoslavia, since in 1990 Serbia did not have a

      The SPO statement stressed that the party would fiercely oppose
      such leftist attempts,


      Slobodan Vuksanovic, spokesman for the Democratic Party (DS), on
      Wednesday accused the Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO) of violating
      the Zajedno agreement by publicising problems within the coaltion
      and announcing that it would launch a separate electoral campaign.


      The Speaker of the Montenegrin Parliament, Svetozar Marovic, said
      on Wednesday that the ruling political circles in Serbia had an
      interest in aggravating discords in the leadership of the ruling
      Montenegrin Democratic Socialist Party. He added that the Serbian
  45  political leadership had sought the defeat and destruction of one
      faction of the DPS.  Asked whether he had set a date for the next
      sitting of the Montenegrin parliament, Mr Marovic said that all
      sessions were prepared carefully, without haste or pressure.


  50  The Council of the European Union will this week present Croatia
      with a list of specific demands as prerequisites for an agreement
      on cooperation between Croatia and the EU, the Croatian weekly
      'Nacional' reported on Wednesday.

      The report says that the first condition is that Croatia enables
  55  the repatriataion of Serb refugees exiled in the Croatian
      ``Storm'' military operation.

      The second is cooperation with the International War Crimes
      Tribunal in The Hague, including the extradition of Dario Kordic,
      the former brigade general of the Croatian Council of Defense and
  60  leader of the Croat Democratic Union in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Mr.
      Kordic is at present at liberty in Croatia.

      The third condition is the active participation of Croatia in the
      implementation of the Dayton accords. The EU Council also demands
      that the trial against Croat policemen involved in the February
  65  attack on Muslim civilians in Mostar be held again, as they regard
      the first trial as unsatisfactory.

      The 'Nacional' reports that the fourth condition is that Croatia
      opens up transport and communications with Republika Srpska.


  70  The Croatian Minister for Restoration and Development, Jure Radic,
      said on Wednesday that although all Croat citizens had the right
      to choose their place of residence, Croatia could not allow ethnic
      Serbs to be concentrated in Eastern Slavonia, as they had not been
      in the majority in that region in 1991. He stressed that the
  75  Croatian Government would therefore see to it that Serbs who
      intended to remain in Croatia return to their original places of

      Prepared by: Marija Milosavljevic
      Edited by: Steve Agnew

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