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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), March 31, 1997

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      NEWS BY 4 PM

        University Without Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
        Democratic Party Backs Trade Unions  . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
        Kinkel Opposes Government  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38
  15    Republika Srpska Government Refuses Debate . . . . . . . . .  49
        Croat Politicians Stoned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  60
        Karic ``Close to Decision''  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  70


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      The Acting Chancellor of Belgrade University, Dragan Kuburovic,
      told a meeting of the university staff on Monday that the
      University Council would meet on April 8. At that meeting the
  25  council will initiate the process for electing a new chancellor
      and student vice-chancellor.

      Dr Kuburovic also told the staff that the university's coffers had
      been empty for several months. He scheduled a meeting of the
      College of Deans for April 7, to look into the finance problem and
  30  liaise with the Serbian Education Ministry if necessary.


      The Democratic Party, one of the Zajedno coalition partners, on
      Monday called on the Serbian Government to honour international
      agreements on the freedom of trade unions. The call follows
  35  repeated action against unions in socially owned companies.

      The DS described the banning of trade unions from Leskovac
      pharmaceutical factory Zdravlje as scandalous.


      German Foreign Minister Claus Kinkel on Monday joined the UN High
  40  Commissioner for Refugees, Carl Bildt, in criticising the German
      Government's forced repatriation of Bosnian refugees.

      Mr Kinkel said that Germany must show the same humanity in the
      repatriation as it did in accepting the refugees. He said that
      repatriation should be carried out only after ascertaining the
  45  circumstances of refugees.

      Christian Democratic Union representative Christian Schwartz
      Schilling has said that refugees have been hounded up from their
      homes and workplaces and summarily deported.


  50  The Government of Republika Srpska at its Monday meeting in Pale
      refused to discuss a number of draft laws whose adoption is a
      prerequisite for the planned Donor's Conference on Bosnia.

      The Republika Srpska Minister for Religions, Dragan Davidovic,
      called for the ban on discussion as the laws were drafted in the
  55  Croatian dialect and Roman alphabet. Mr Davidovic complained that
      this was against the RS law on language and alphabet. He proposed
      that a demand be sent to the office of the UN High Representative
      and other institutions that the material be presented in ``two


      Croatian political hopefuls were prevented from leaving a hotel in
      Vukovar on Monday by a crowd of locals who hurled eggs and stones
      at them.

      The candidates for the forthcoming Croatian local elections had
  65  been attending a news conference in the hotel, held by Croatia's
      governing party, the Croat Democratic Union. The conference was on
      the theme ``Stability and a better life for all.''

      The Croats were eventually ferried from the building in UNTAES
      armed personnel carriers.


      Serbian business magnate Bogoljub Karic has told the Croatian
      newspaper Nacional that he had almost decided to actively enter
      politics. Mr Karic said that the job of running a complex business
      structure was much more involved than running a state, and he
  75  could not see many people in Serbia who would be better than him
      at the job.

      Prepared by: Marija Milosavljevic
      Edited by: Steve Agnew

  80  ODRAZ B92, Belgrade                             Daily News Service
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