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From: The Serbian Unity Congress Server at http://www.suc.org
JULY 30 1997 DAY
NEWS REVIEW, REPUBLIKA SRPSKABANJA LUKA - The president of Republika Srpska (RS) Bilajna Plavsic warned that "if the existing status continues, RS will be brought in the isolation and economic collapse, completely disabled for including into the international work share and capital operations". In the public announcement the president stressed that above mentioned will lead to that that because "of non respecting of own Constitution we shall not have a right to require from others to respect it". "Again I require from all institutions and state officials of RS to work in accordance with Constitution and ruling laws and regulations so the full functioning of the state would be secured"- it is stated at the end of the statement of the president of RS.
BANJA LUKA - The president of RS Biljana Plavsic, after the meeting with the minister of the Foreign Affairs of Great Britain Robin Cook, expressed her expectations that in RS will soon begin to come the funds of international community for offered programmes of development. "Better days are coming for Serbian people because the resources, legaly allocated at the Donors Conference, will be strictly controlled for intended spending, what will certainly be the best way for suffocating the black economy"- stated Ms. Plavsic to journalists. "We want to see the true democracy in these regions and support economic regeneration and rehabilitation of RS" - said the chief of the British diplomacy , suggesting urgent opening of the Banja Luka's airport and western borders for flow of goods.
BANJA LUKA - The president of RS Biljana Plavsic, pursuant to the Article 82. of the RS Constitution , convened for August 2 in Banja Luka the session of RS Government - it is announced from the Cabinet of the president of RS. It is anticipated that at the session would be discussed the functioning of the Government after the decision of the president of Republic on dissolving the National Assembly (NS).
BRCKO - The president of RS Biljana Plavsic would meet in Brcko the international supervisor Robert Farrand. The topic of the meeting is not stated, but it is supposed that they will talk about problems in connection with the elections in this city.
BELGRADE - The former minister of information of Republika Srpska Krajina Borivoj Rasuo warned the president of RS Biljana Plavsic that "her further staying on the post of president of Republic, in the circumstances which she alone created, endangers the Serbian people and makes difficult the survival of RS". "Because of that you have to revoke your decision on dissolving the National Assembly, and after that you must also withdraw from the function of the president of Republic. Although it happens rarely that by one move someone do two good things - You have such opportunity now" - sent a message Mr. Rasuo in the letter to the president Plavsic.
BELGRADE - The minister of the Internal Affairs in the Government of RS Dragan Kijac warned that the criminalization of the institutions, ministries, and the leading staff of RS, is one of the forms of special war which foreign intelligence services use during the attempts of instigating the chaos in any state. In the statement for "Vecernje novosti", Kijac energetically rejected accusations that Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) of RS is criminalized. According to him, the stories about that are not only untrue but they are also immoral, because in the past war was killed 800, and wounded 1,700 members of the ministry.
BELGRADE - The commander of the First Krajina Corps of the RS Army (VRS) general-colonel Momir Talic warned that VRS knows all the details about the Dayton mandate of SFOR, warning that the operation "Tango" represents the exceeding of that mandate. "It is impossible to support SFOR to go out of the mandate from Dayton, and because of that I reproached to the commander of SFOR because of arresting in Prijedor, which was the planned action, and not, as foreseen by Dayton Agreement, the result of accidental meeting with the suspects" - concluded the general Talic.
CLEVELAND - Not named high official of the Clinton's administration stated for "New York Times" that NATO will perform in RS and FB&H another changing of mandate, i.e., as he said, that they will behave towards the "Serbian para-military police" as they were the combat troops. According to him, this change will enable NATO forces to check out the arm deposits of the Serbian police and to confiscate any weapon which was not allowed by the peace agreement. The same official claims that NATO thinks about the ways of blocking the Serbian Radio-Television, with an excuse that they want to prevent "the broadcasting the ultranationalistic programming in which they represent NATO forces as enemies".
SARAJEVO - The spokesman of SFOR Chris Raily, at the press conference in Pale, categorically rejected the assertions of the "New York Times" that the quiet changing of the mandate of SFOR is underway. Despite the numerous facts and obvious and constant SFOR pressure on media, its influence on return of refugees, arresting the persons on the basis of sealed indictments from Hague, Raily insisted on the statement of the UN General Secretary Javier Solana that the role of SFOR is exclusively related to the civilian implementation of the Dayton Agreement. The spokesman of OSCE David Foley reminded on the decision of the Electoral Appealing Sub- commission /EAS/ for complaints from July 21, about 3.688 complaints of citizens on the process of registering the voters in Brcko. He stressed that, after "the individual review of complaints, EAS have decided to reject 3,270 requirements, by which these voters were sent to vote in the place of the previous living, where they lived before 1991. "
BIJELJINA - The Serbian Democratic Party in Diaspora (SRDS) of RS energetically insist from OSCE not to limit the refugees in the free choice of the place where they want to vote at impending elections, because the party will boycott the local elections. The preparation and conducting of elections in RS and FB&H was entrusted to OSCE, and because it is the expert international organisation it is inconceivable and unallowable that they deprive the displaced persons to be enlisted in the lists of municipalities where they have decided to settle.
LJUBINJE - The 28 voters submitted the complaint to the registering centre in Ljubinje until now, because of the OSCE decision to sent them to vote in the place where they lived before 1991, i.e in FB&H, although they expressed the desire to vote in the municipality Ljubinje.
SARAJEVO - The director of the Agency for Privatisation and Development of RS Aleksa Milojevic assessed in the statement for SRNA that the incipient obstacles related to the process of privatisation are overcome, expressing the hope that the prolonging the deadline for registering citizens in privatisation until august 15 will enable all citizens of RS to participate in the free of charge division of the state capital. According to Mr. Milojevic, if in this period would be enlisted expected one million of RS citizens, first free of charge division of the shares could happen during the middle of September, and the Government will bring the decision which of the economic branches will enter into the process of privatisation first.
BERLIN - The journalist of the German two monthly magazine "Novo" Philip Kissel reminds that the main witness in the process against Dusan Tadic, Dragan Opacic, who avowed that under the pressure of the Moslem authorities in Sarajevo he perjured, and assessed as impossible that the Hague Court from the beginning of the process didn't know that fact. "By this we come to the founded suspicion that the Hague participated this farce" - stresses the German journalist. " He is still in the Moslem prison and probably again submitted to the torturing. If they kill him the responsibility lies on the Hague's Court" - concluded Kissel.
BELGRADE - The writing of the U.S. press that NATO could confiscate the armaments of VRS and attack from the air the transmitters of the Serbian Radio Television, as the response for the enmities against SFOR, is of the speculative character, stated the spokesman of NATO in Brussels Bob van der Vorden. Van der Vorden reminded, as reports the "Nedeljni telegraf", that in accordance with the policy of the NATO HQ, never could be and never will be disclosed plans of actions, and according to that those "which SFOR could undertake in Bosnia".
WASHINGTON - The White House decided to send Richard Holbrooke, the former U.S. envoy for the former Yugoslavia, in the new mission in these regions so he can again "pave the path" for Dayton Agreement, for which Holbrooke is one of creators - claims "New York Times". Holbrooke's visit to Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb is scheduled for next week, and one high U.S. official who wanted to remain anonymous stated for "New York Times" that the White House decided upon this step because "of the critical moment in which is Dayton Agreement and being late in its implementation".
BANJALUKA - The minister of the Foreign affairs of Great Britain Robin Cook talked in Banja Luka with the representatives of the opponent parties about the situation in RS. After the meeting is announced that mostly they paid attention "to the democratisation of the society and political relations in RS, September's elections, and implementation of the civilian aspects of the Dayton Agreement".
BUGOJNO - The Municipal Board of the Croatian Democratic Community of Bugojno, with the seat in Livno, reacting on the "celebration of the Day of liberating Bugojno", organised by Moslem authorities, reminded that it is the day when from this city Moslems expelled Croats from their centuries old hearths. "This crime against Croats and all that belongs to Croats we shall not polemize in media, because that could be overture for new evil, and we shall leave to Hague's Tribunal with the hope that Bugojno will come at any time on the agenda" - it is said in the announcement conveyed by Croatian radio Herceg-Bosna.
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