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MAY 27, 1998 DAY
NEWS REVIEW, REPUBLIKA SRPSKASARAJEVO - A consultative meeting of chiefs of delegates clubs in the Republika Srpska (RS) National Assembly will be held tomorrow in Bijeljina. The agenda and time of holding of the next session should be agreed at the session - SRNA has learned from Cabinet of the President of Parliament, Dragan Kalinic.
SARAJEVO - The B&H OSCE mission has passed the Amendments on Rules and Regulations for Media of the Provisional Election Commission, in order to secure equal treatment and access to media for all parties, coalitions and independent candidates in the election process. The most significant changes are related to banning of paid political advertising, professional and ethical standards and fair reporting, indicating of sponsorship, a demand for giving information on financing and protection of the source of information. The PIK, in accordance with the Annex 3, of the Dayton Peace Accord is authorized to form a Commission of Experts for Media which aim is to control and implement the Rules and Regulations for Media.
PODGORICA - The Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic stated that RS has got good, responsible and modern leadership which aim was to include RS in Europe. Relations between Montenegro leadership and the RS President Biljana Plavsic and the RS Prime Minister Milorad Dodik are very good, assessed Djukanovic. "Currently, we are realising several significant joint projects regarding infrastructure, through which we want to improve relations with RS, but also with B&H" - Djukanovic stated in Brussels, the "Pobjeda" reported.
PODGORICA - Yugoslav Defence Minister Pavle Bulatovic said in Podgorica that "there is not going to be a state of emergency" and that "the Army will not interfere in politics". At the central Convention of the Montenegro Socialist People's Party he said that current authority in Montenegro, headed by Milo Djukanovic, "is making up state of emergency in order to jeopardize stability of the Yugoslav Army and FRY".
NEW YORK - Humanitarian situation in Kosovo and Metohija is utterly dramatic, because by now 34,000 refugees have been identified, and 818 refugees came to Montenegro - the UN Secretary General spokesman Fred Ekhart said in New York. According to him, one third of refugees are Serbs and they decided to leave Kosovo because of fear of war.
May 27, 1998 EVENING
NEWS REVIEW, REPUBLIKA SRPSKASARAJEVO - The Czech Ambassador to B&H Jirzy Kudiel stated after he had talks in Pale with President in the B&H Presidency from Republika Srpska (RS) Momcilo Krajisnik that "Czech Republic supports equal treatment in distribution of help between RS and FB&H which is sent by his Government to B&H." "For the RS citizens it is also very important thaty from May 4 we make possible for visas to be issued in our Embassy in Sarajevo, instead of only in Zagreb, as it was the case before" - said the Ambassador.
BANJALUKA - The RS vice-president and a President of the Banjaluka University had talks in Banjaluka with Eureka representative from Brussels Pier Fumier on ways of cooperation in domain of science work on Faculties in RS. The RS vice-president informed the guest on activities and problems that the Banjaluka University was having since the Dayton Accord.
BANJALUKA - The RS Prime Minister Milorad Dodik confirmed that during his visit to the U.S. ,all dilemmas about Law on Privatisation were removed. The Law should be passed at the two entities level and not as a 'roof' law for all B&H. Dodik expressed, at the press-conference in Banjaluka, his content with mood he had met during numerous talks with the State Department representatives, especially with the U.S. American Special Envoy for the Balkans Robert Gelbard.
BANJALUKA - Referring to his visit to the U.S., the RS Prime Minister Milorad Dodik said, at the press-conference in Banjaluka, that during his stay in the U.S. he had talks with representatives of the World Jewish Congress on establishing of friendship relations and future cooperation. Dodik said that a director of the World Jewish Congress, Mr. Zinger, expressed readiness of this organisation to help the RS Government. "According to our agreement, Mr. Zinger is due to visit Banjaluka and RS on June 8 and 9, when we will have talks on all forms of cooperation", said Dodik.
BANJALUKA - The RS Prime Minister Milorad Dodik had talks in Banjaluka with the OSCE chief of mission in B&H and the Provisional Election Commission President Robert Barry on a new package of rules and regulations regarding general elections, scheduled for September 12 and 13. After the meeting Barry said that a process of voters registration would last from June 1 to 27 with presence of the international supervisors in every registration centre.
SARAJEVO - On the request of the Minister of Civil Affairs and Communications in the B&H Council of Ministers Spasoje Albijanic, participants of the 82nd European Conference of Transport Ministers in Copenhagen approved special quota of CEMT licenses for B&H. Minister Albijanic thanked to the CEMT administration on its help to B&H for its easier including to the European traffic processes.
SARAJEVO - Session of the Serbian Democratic Party (SDS) Main Board is on- going in Pale at which, as it was announced, series of documents for regular Assembly of the party would be discussed. The Main Board should determine a time limit for holding of the annual SDS session and that could be in June.
BELGRADE - Voters registration from B&H, currently in FRY, for the forthcoming elections in RS and FB&H, will be conducted from June 1 to 27 in 26 Yugoslav cities. Voters are enabled to vote in absence - on a polling station in FRY or personally - on a poling station in Municipality that they had lived until 1991.
SARAJEVO - The B&H Central Bank President Peter Nichol welcomed a decision made by the B&H Presidency to support Liquidation plan of the B&H National Bank, prepared by a liquidator William Dudley. In the announcement of the B&H Central Bank is said that the B&H Presidency elected Dudley again with a task to implement a Liquidation plan.
BIJELJINA - Canadian Ambassador to B&H Serge Marcoux stated in Bijeljina that return of refugees must be treated on a base of three principles from the Dayton Peace Accord - return, exchange and compensation of the property. These three principles must be provided to "all refugees who want to come back to their previous residences".
BRCKO - President of the Syndicate of the Brcko Municipality Ilija Kalajdzic urged on the general Conference of the International Organisation of work in Geneva to protect rights of Serb workers in the Municipal Management institutions of Brcko who had been fired because of the supervisor's order on establishing of multiethnic administration.
PRISTINA - Traffic on the Pec-Decani and Decani-Djakovica road is still not working because of frequent attacks of the Albanian terrorists - representatives of the local authorities in Decani stated.
PRISTINA - District Attorney Office in Pec submitted a request to the District Court for launching of investigation against Mahir Gasi,29, from Pec, Gani Dalaveraj,23, from the villages of Stupelj near Klina and Bedri Manaj,32, and Arbon Deskaj,33, from Klina under suspicion of preparing a crime of terrorism. These four men came near the hotel "Nora" near Klina with intention to attack members of the Serbia Internal Affairs Ministry.
BELGRADE - A group of 49 pilgrims are going from Bor on foot to Hilandar on Sveta Gora. Before they reach their destination they must pass through Bulgaria because Macedonia denied them a licence for passing through its land - SRNA has learned in the RS Office in Belgrade. This group, among which is Milan Avramovic,54, a refugee from Konjic, started to walk on May 26 from Bor in the honour of 800 anniversary of Hilandar Monastery.
BRCKO - A Congress delegation gave to representatives of the "Sveti Vasilije Veliki" hospital in Brcko ten computers and hygienic equipment, valued at 30,000 DM. The U.S.delegation was headed by Charles Porter, hospital representative, and help was provided by his wife Catrin, who had visited Brcko last year.
BANJALUKA - Two days' Seminar on Protection of Intellectual Property opened by vice-president of the RS Government Djuradj Banjac started in Banjaluka. The aim of this seminar is to provide to experts and all in domain to find out something about national and international regulations in the field of protection of the intellectual property.
MAY 27, 1998 EVENING
NEWS REVIEW, REPUBLIKA SRPSKABANJALUKA - President of the Republika Srpska (RS) Socialist Party Zivko Radisic had talks in Banjaluka with a chief of the OSCE Mission in B&H Robert Barry, on regulations for elections in September and part of dispute regulations that were being discussed by the Provisional Election Commission. A special attention was paid to creation of situation that would provide democratic and free elections.
TREBINJE - Chief of staff of the RS Army lieutenant general Momir Talic assessed in Trebinje that 7th Corps had a very successful, organised and trained command. In an interview with SRT Talic said that combat readiness of the 7th corps was very high, what has been confirmed by inspection of the general staff.
SARAJEVO - German Envoy for return of refugees to B&H Ditmar Schle had talks in Banjaluka with representatives of the RS 28 Municipalities on problems of refugees and displaced persons and renewal of these regions - is said in the statement of the German Embassy. At the meeting that was held on the invitation of the RS Minister of Refugees and Displaced Persons Miladin Dragicevic, Schle said that German Government was ready to help in solving of the most urgent problems, but "that help depends on readiness for return of minority to be allowed in accordance with the Dayton Peace Accord".
DECANI - At the local cemetery in Decani bodies of Julka and Veljko Djurickovic form Decani were buried. They were victims of Albanian terrorists. Two days ago Julka went to see the house of parents in the centre of Decani. Having seen that she did not come back he, along with two policemen, went to look for her. He found her dead, drilled with bullets from the automatic weapon. In that moment he pulled out his gun and shot himself.
PODGORICA - The U.S. Special Envoy for the Balkans Robert Gelbart said to the Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic that the State Department was worried because of increased political tensions in FRY. Gelbard said that the U.S. strongly supported democratic changes in Montenegro. That support will be increased if the Montenegro Government, after elections, are to carry out democratisation, economic reforms, multiethnic tolerance.
BELGRADE - The UN Liaison Office spokesman John Carter said in Belgrade that it was absolutely unacceptable a stance of some Croatian Government's officials, on individual return of refugees and "it must be insisted on a mass return for the process not to be prolonged for decades". Carter said that the Commission would continue to watch closely process of return of Serb refugees in Eastern Slavonia. He warned that in the case of additional ethnical threats, the Commission might propose to the Security Council imposing of sanctions against Croatia.
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