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Srpska Republika News Agency (SRNA), 97-12-27

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From: The Serbian Unity Congress Server at

DEC.27, 1997 DAY


SARAJEVO - The first Constitutive Session of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska (NS RS) will be held in Bijeljina at 11,00 am, and the most important items on an agenda are verification of the representative mandates and election of the president, vice-president and secretary of the Assembly. As it has been announced from the Cabinet of the National Assembly's president of the former convocation Dragan Kalinic, on the agenda of the parliament session will be election of the Verification Commission; Discussing the report of the Verification Commission and verification of the representative mandates; Election of the commission for the election and appointing; The election of the president and vice- president of the assembly and appointing of the secretary general. The RS Ministry of Information decided that Constitutive Session of NS in Bijeljina would not be directly transmitted by any television station.

BIJELJINA - At 9,00 am in Bijeljina was continued the consultative meeting of the president of the former RS National Assembly' convocation Dragan Kalinic with representatives of the representative clubs of parties which have delegates in the parliament. Arrival of the High Representative of the International Community Carlos Westendorp and his deputy Hans Schumacher is being expected.

BANJALUKA - Branko Panic from Banjaluka was last night elected at the Inaugural Assembly in Banjaluka for the president of the City Assembly, and Cedo Vrzina from Vlasenica for the president of the Republican Association of families of killed and captured fighters and missing civilians from RS and Republika Srpska Krajina (RSK). By uniting of the Organisation of families of killed fighters and the Association of families of captured fighters and missing civilians was formed the joint Republican Assosiation of families of killed and captured fighters and missing civilians from RS and RSK.

HAMBURG - After six years of silence about massive liquidation of Serbs from Krajina, reactions in the circles of the Croatian Government and opposition are more than miserable - is stated in respectable Berlin weekly "Freitag", who is dealing with Croatian crimes made in 1991 in region of Gospic. The paper is emphasising that none of the Croatian officials of that and the present time, beginning with the president Tudjman, is showing the slightest signs of self-criticism or moral responsibility, and demands for punishing the culprits are not even being mentioned.

AMSTERDAM - All previous elections in B&H had practically only one aim - the attempt to establish parity in ethnic composition of RS and Federation of B&H (FB&H), is claimed in the last edition of the Holland weekly "El Savir". In the analysis of post-Dayton influence of the international community on the political circumstances in B&H it is assessed that by "extending of its troops' mandate Washington took whole region even stronger under it's wing, and with the possibility that Americans are quietly given logistic support by London.

SARAJEVO - The Local Committee of the International Organisation of Students of Economy and Management (AISEC) in Serbian Sarajevo last night in Pale organised solemn promotion of signing contract for awarding a scholarship to fifty students of the University in Serbian Sarajevo. Serbian State Bank provided for school year of 1997/98 scholarships to 33 students - 25 from Economic and 8 from Law Faculty. The state enterprises "Pretis" and "Gradjenje" from Serbian Sarajevo will provid scholarships to other 17 students of Faculty of Economy, Mechanical Engineering, Law and Philosophy.

VISEGRAD - Last night in Cultural Centre in Visegrad promotion of the books "Life after death" written by Aleksa Krsmanovic and "Prisoner-of-war camp Celebic 1992-94" written by Strahinja Zivak was held, organised by Serbian Press Agency (SRNA) and Radio-Television Visegrad . Speaking of Serbian colonel Aleksa Krsmanovic's memories of his odyssey from Sarajevo Muslim prisons to Hague, writer Nedeljko Babic said: "In this war it has not been recorded only the fact that Muslim and Croats tortured captured Serbs with snakes and scorpions, but they abundantly used all other methods, incomprehensible to human imagination."

BIJELJINA - The Constitutive Session of the new convocation of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska (NSRS) began at 1,00 pm in Bijeljina. The Assembly is being presided by working presidency - the president of the former convocation of the parliament Dragan Kalinic, Mirjana Sainovic from Serbian Radical Party (SRS), Nada Rakovic form Serbian National Union and Staka Gojkovic, the secretary general of the assembly in the former convocation. The Representative Club of Serbian National Union (SNS) proposed that on an agenda should be included report of the RS president Biljana Plavsic and her proposal of the mandatory of the future government, and unofficially it has been found out that it could be the professor of the Economic Faculty in Banjaluka Mladen Ivanic. The representative of Serbian Democratic Party (SDS) and the president of the Legislative Commission in the former convocation of the parliament Mirko Sarovic proposed that sixth item on the agenda - Taking solemn oaths should be put on the agenda immediately after the second item - Discussion of the report of the Verification Commission and verification of the representative mandates. The head of the Representative Club of Party for United and Democratic B&H Safet Bico asked to discuss the question of the text of the representative's solemn oath because Muslim board members did not want to accept offered text. The representatives of the RS National Assembly did not bring into accord offered agenda after which the president in the parliament in the former convocation and the president of the Working Presidency Dragan Kalinic approved a ten minutes' break.

SARAJEVO - In the hotel "Panorama" in Pale began the Second Session of the Republican Board of RS Red Cross in the new convocation, which has been elected on December 7 at the session of the Assembly of the Central Committee. At the session will be discussed the compositions of the commissions as a form of work of the Central Committee for the next mandatory period and the Draft of the programme of the work of the RS Central Committee for the year of 1998.

PARIS - The French Government does not allow its officers to testify in the Hague Tribunal, because their true testimonies would be in contradiction with media's lies about the civil war in B&H, claims the French monthly "Balkan info". Presenting the chronology of the recent conflict between France and the prosecutor of the Hague Tribunal Louis Arbour in connection with eventual testifying of the French officers who had served in troops of UN, IFOR and SFOR, "Balkan Info" considers that they will not be allowed to go to Hague, because their testimonies "would alarm public opinion already perverted by the influence of the Muslim lobby".

DOBOJ - The Club of the board members of Serbian Radical Party (SRS) from Doboj accused in the announcement for the public the representatives of Serbian Democratic Party (SDS) to bet responsible for yesterday's interruption of the Second Session of the Municipal Assembly, claiming that it was not made possible for the Radicals to adequately be included in the preparation of the local parliament.

BELGRADE - Holy Serbian archbishop Pavle forwarded Christmas message wishing orthodox people a Happy Christmas Holidays with greeting "Marry Christmas!". "Every year on this holiday, for whole two thousand years, we are joyously looking forward to and celebrating birth of Christ in the body and our salvation in Him. Let's be happy now. Since the ancient times these days were called holy days, so let this joy and celebration be sacred.

ORASJE - The incident which happened on Thursday, December 25, when in the cafe-bar "Emina" in Orasje Ivo Marosevic [35] killed Mujo Bahic [52] upset the rest of the Muslim population in Posava Canton, reported a radio in the federal side of Sarajevo, claiming that Muslim in that region are deprived from the basic human rights.


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