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Srpska Republika News Agency (SRNA), 98-02-03

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From: The Serbian Unity Congress Server at

JAN. 3, 1998 EVENING


SARAJEVO - Representatives in the House of Representatives of the B&H Parliamentary Assembly refused all three proposals of the flag offered by the High Representative Carlos Westendorp, so the future design of the flag, as it was announced by his Deputy Hans Schumacher, would be decided by the High Representative himself. Just before voting Schumacher stated for the press that Westendorp would put the law into effect already tonight on the base of authorisations from Bonn if representatives did not reach an agreement and adopt the Law on B&H flag. The Deputy High Representative announced that in continuation of the session he would appeal to representatives of Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) to stop obstructions and participate in voting on offered variants of B&H flag.

BANJALUKA - Serbian Intellectual Forum supports consistent implementation of the Dayton Agreement and agreed principles, according to which 49% of whole territory, without division of cities, belongs to Republika Srpska (RS) in division of B&H territory - is said in an announcement after discussion of members of the Forum held in Banjaluka. "Therefore the Forum expects from Arbitrage Commission to make a decision according to which Brcko stays in RS and 250 square km, which RS is short of according to mentioned principle of division, are compensated" - is emphasised in the announcement.

SARAJEVO - A member of B&H Presidency Kresimir Zubak demanded at a Conference on Return of Refugees in Sarajevo undisturbed disposing of property an urgent repealing of illegal decisions on depriving of tenancy rights of refugees from this city. According to his assessment setting up of new conditions is one attempt more to prevent return of refugees, reports Croatian Radio of Herzeg-Bosna.

BANJALUKA - Workers in the Government of RS, organs of the state, school, Internal Affairs Ministry (MUP) and Serbian Radio Television will not be dismissed from a job because of a change of the headquarters of the Government, and salaries and other incomes in accordance with the General Collective Agreement should be provided for employees in these fields. This is one of conclusions from a meeting of the president of RS Federation of Labor Unions Cedo Volas and associate of the vice-president of the Government and the Minister for Affairs of Fighters, Victims of War and Work Tihomir Gligorovic and Deputy Minister for Work Rajko Klickovic held in Banjaluka.

BANJALUKA - The special envoy of UN Secretary General for former Yugoslavia Elizabeth Ran will stay in Banjaluka tomorrow and day after tomorrow, where she will have talks with RS president Biljana Plavsic and the new Minister of Internal Affairs Milovan Stankovic.

GENEVA - UNHCR spokesman Chris Ianowski stated for Swiss daily " Journal de Geneva" that he "demands an urgent repealing or change of two new laws which are blocking return" from B&H Federation (FB&H), and that the international community was demanding the same. "Current housing laws in Muslim-Croatian entity are real disaster for return of refugees, who are minority in the place of return" - added Ianowski, who was sent to Geneva as an attache after four years of service in Sarajevo.

DOBOJ - The Director of OSCE Regional Centre in Banjaluka Roger Brian informed presidents of Municipal Assembly and Executive Board of Municipal Assembly of Doboj that "OSCE did not make a final decision on verification of constituting of this Municipality, denying in that way information of media which had reported that OSCE 'refuses' verification".

DOBOJ - Municipal Board of Serbian Radical Party (OO SRS) of Doboj demands from OSCE verification of constituted executive and legislative power of this Municipality, because, according to opinion of Radicals, conditions for this act are made.

SAMAC - Three board members of Municipal Assembly of Samac, members of Coalition for United and Democratic B&H, asked from the president of this body Mirko Lukic to enable return of 500 Muslim families before March 31, and in return they would renounce participation in Municipal authority. This was interpreted as not serious plan, having in mind the fact that 10. 000 neglected Serbian families are still in this Municipality, and there is no free area of an apartment for their settlement.

BIJELJINA - The newly elected president of Municipal Assembly (SO) of Bijeljina Dragomir Savic announced in Bijeljina, after a consultative meeting with presidents of Board Clubs, continuation of SO Constitutive Session of Bijeljina for Thursday, February 12 at 12,00 am.

GACKO - Presidents of eight Municipalities of eastern Herzegovina supported at a meeting in Gacko consistent implementation of constitutionality and legality in RS on democratic bases, with respecting of all election results. Stances of clubs of representatives of Serbian Democratic Party (SDS) and Radicals in RS Parliament are supported too.

TREBINJE - Spanish ambassador to B&H Jose Angel Lopez Horin had talks with the president of Municipal Assembly of Trebinje Obrad Gadzo and president of Executive Board of SO Zdravko Mrkonja about repeated launching of "Novoteks", expanding of capacities of "Industrija alata", building a project "Gornji Horizonti" and revitalisation of orchards and wine growing in Popovo Polje.


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