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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 3, No. 107, Part II, 2 June 1999


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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 3, No. 107, Part II, 2 June 1999

A daily report of developments in Eastern and
Southeastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central
Asia prepared by the staff of Radio Free Europe/Radio
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Headlines, Part II

* BELARUSIAN OPPOSITION SAYS GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR
TRAGIC STAMPEDE

* DJUKANOVIC WANTS TO JOIN BALKAN RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

* CONFUSION OVER BELGRADE'S READINESS TO ACCEPT G-8
PROPOSAL

End Note: SLOVAK PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS USHER IN NEW ERA
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EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE

BELARUSIAN OPPOSITION SAYS GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR
TRAGIC STAMPEDE. A group of Belarusian oppositionists
has signed a statement saying that President Alyaksandr
Lukashenka's regime is responsible for the tragic
stampede in Minsk on 30 May (see "RFE/RL's Newsline," 1
June and 31 May 1999), RFE/RL's Belarusian Service
reported on 1 June. They argued that government has been
seeking for several years to enlist popular support by
giving free alcoholic drinks to impoverished citizens,
including teenagers. The Minsk stampede, which claimed
52 lives, mostly teenage girls, occurred after a crowd
of 2,500 people rushed into a metro passageway from a
beer festival, where free beer had been served.
Belarusian NGOs have formed a public commission to find
out the reasons for the tragedy. JM

COMMUNIST LEADER ACCUSES KUCHMA OF PROVOKING 'ANTI-
COMMUNIST HYSTERIA.' Ukrainian Communist Party leader
Petro Symonenko has accused President Leonid Kuchma of
stirring up "anti-communist hysteria" in the lead-up to
the presidential elections on 31 October, AP reported.
According to Symonenko, Kuchma is afraid of losing power
and facing responsibility for his policies and is
therefore seeking to shift the blame for his mistakes
onto the parliament and the left-wing camp. "Instead of
repentance in front of Ukraine and its people, the dirty
political affair of advancing the incumbent president in
the elections is continuing," the agency quoted
Symonenko as saying. Symonenko has registered to run
against Kuchma in the presidential race. JM

COMMISSION DEEMS ESTONIAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP
UNNECESSARY. An ad hoc commission examining the Special
Operations Group (SOG) ruled on 1 June that the group's
activities are "not practical on the current basis,"
according to a report released by the Defense Ministry.
Defense Minister Juri Luik ordered the creation of the
commission, led by Defense Ministry Under-Secretary
Tarmo Mand, after the acting head of the SOG, Indrek
Holm, allegedly took part in an attempted robbery last
month. The report noted that the "actual and legal
chain-of-command of the SOG do not coincide," making
oversight difficult. The report also suggested there
have been violations of various regulations, including
on firearms. It suggested tightening laws governing the
defense forces. MH

LATVIAN 'DELAYED' EXPENDITURES REVEALED. Several Latvian
ministries have revealed what expenditures they will
delay in accordance with the government's plan to cut
spending this summer (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 1 June
1999). According to LETA, the Finance Ministry plans to
hold back 10.6 million lats ($18 million), the largest
amount specified by any single ministry. The Ministry of
Education follows with 1.4 million lats and the Defense
Ministry with 736,000 lats. In addition, the government
will delay 700,000 lats earmarked for municipalities.
However, no delays will affect the President's Office,
the parliament, or several other state institutions. MH

NEW LITHUANIAN CABINET PRESENTED... President Valdas
Adamkus on 1 June named the cabinet members chosen by
new Prime Minister Rolandas Paksas. Of the 14 ministers,
seven are from the previous government, including the
foreign affairs and defense portfolios, which are held
by Christian Democrats. Gintaras Balciunas of the Center
Union is nominated as justice minister, while Ceslovas
Blazys is to leave his job as head of the Vilnius police
to take over the Interior Ministry. Jonas Lionginas is
to be promoted from within the Finance Ministry, while
banker Eugenijus Maldeikis is slated to become the new
economics minister. The parliament is scheduled to
approve the ministers on 2 June. MH

...BUT COALITION BREAKS APART. Following a meeting of
the Christian Democrats' faction on 1 June, the party
announced it is breaking its coalition agreement with
the Conservative Party. Christian Democrats' chairman
and Foreign Minister Algirdas Saudargas said his party
is "unilaterally" breaking the agreement, and he accused
the Conservatives of evading responsibility in the
formation of the new government after the resignation of
former Premier Gediminas Vagnorius, according to "Kauno
Diena." The minister denied that his party's not
receiving a third cabinet position had influenced the
decision. However, Christian Democrats emphasized that
they will support their two cabinet ministers as the
party's delegated representatives in the government. MH

POLAND READY TO SEND AIR ASSAULT BATTALION TO KOSOVA.
Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek on 1 June said the 800-strong
18th Air Assault Battalion from Bielsko Biala, southern
Poland, is ready to leave for Kosova immediately to
participate in a possible NATO-led peacekeeping force of
some 50,000 troops. The battalion is currently part of
the reserve back-up to the Stabilization Force in
Bosnia. Once NATO approved its participation in a Kosova
stabilization force, it would be replaced by another
unit from Poland. Defense Minister Janusz Onyszkiewicz
said the same day that the battalion will be financed
from government budgetary funds. It is estimated that
its possible deployment in Kosova would cost 7 million
zlotys ($1.76 million) a month. JM

POLISH PEASANT PARTY TO ASK POPE FOR HELP. Jaroslaw
Kalinowski, leader of the Polish Peasant Party (PSL),
said on 1 June that PSL parliamentary deputies will hand
Pope John Paul II an open letter asking him to save
Polish farmers, PAP reported. They intend to hand the
letter to the pontiff during his planned visit to the
Polish parliament on 11 June. "Please help farmers in
their misery, please lend inspiration to those in power,
and give us all strength and hope to remain faithful to
our religion and culture," PAP quoted the letter as
saying. The PSL also wants a special parliamentary
committee to investigate the police's use of force
against farmers who last week set up road blocks (see
"RFE/RL Newsline," 28 May 1999). JM

POLISH CABINET ENTER TALKS WITH PROTESTING NURSES. The
government on 1 June began talks with the Nurses and
Midwives Trade Union, PAP reported. A group of midwives
and nurses, who have been staging a hunger strike in the
Labor Ministry since 27 May, suspended their protest for
the duration of the negotiations. The union is demanding
that the wages of nurses and midwives be increased to
the equivalent of 1.5 times the average wage in the
state enterprise sector. It also wants a freeze on lay-
offs and increased spending in the health service. JM

NATO TRANSPORT TRAINS CROSS CZECH BORDER. Two NATO
transport trains have crossed the Czech border for the
first time, carrying military equipment for NATO use in
the Balkans, CTK reported on 1 June, citing a Defense
Ministry spokesman. The agency said one of the trains
was bound for Romania and contained equipment for a
possible peace-keeping force in Kosova. The other train
was heading for the Balkans via Hungary and transporting
equipment for SFOR units in Bosnia-Herzegovina. MS

HUNGARY INSISTS ON VOJVODINA AUTONOMY. Hungary has a
"vested interest in a long-term, comprehensive
resolution" of the Kosova crisis, which is "not
conceivable without introducing autonomy for ethnic
Hungarians in Vojvodina," Foreign Ministry State
Secretary Zsolt Nemeth told honorary consuls in Budapest
on 1 June. In other news, the two devices that landed on
Hungarian territory from NATO aircraft (see "RFE/RL
Newsline," 1 June 1999) were identified as radar traps
that are used for the purpose of disrupting Yugoslav
radar stations, Defense Ministry spokesman Lajos Erdelyi
told Hungarian media. MSZ

NEW MEDIA WAR ERUPTS IN HUNGARY. Hungarian Television
(MTV) Executive Director Zsolt Laszlo Szabo has
appointed Peter Csermely, editor of the right-wing
weekly "Magyar Demokrata," as news director of MTV.
Journalists say Csermely is sympathetic to the extreme-
right Hungarian Justice and Life Party (MIEP), the daily
"Nepszabadsag" reported on 2 June. Opposition Socialist
Party chairman Laszlo Kovacs said the appointment
signals the start of "a new media war," as Csermely
previously drew attention to himself through his
"extremist, radical articles." MIEP chairman Istvan
Csurka said the opposition is "losing their hegemony
over the media, that is why they are plotting and
moaning." MSZ

SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE

DJUKANOVIC WANTS TO JOIN BALKAN RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT.
Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic and his Macedonian
counterpart, Kiro Gligorov, met in Skopje on 1 June and
issued an appeal for an "immediate, peaceful end" to the
crisis in Kosova. Djukanovic told reporters that
Montenegro "cannot waste any more time" and remain in a
"permanent cage of isolation" from international efforts
to draft a plan for the reconstruction and development
of the Balkans after the conflict ends (see "RFE/RL
Balkan Report," 1 June 1999). He stressed that
Montenegro wants to be an active participant in ongoing
discussions on the postwar Balkans but will accept
observer status. Germany's Foreign Minister Joschka
Fischer, who has been at the forefront of international
efforts to draft a "stability pact" for the region,
argues that Yugoslavia may join the pact once it becomes
"democratic, peaceful and committed to European values,"
the "Berliner Zeitung" reported on 28 May. It is unclear
whether Fischer is prepared to admit Montenegro to
discussions on the region's future independently of
Serbia and before the conflict ends. PM

TENSIONS CONTINUE BETWEEN MONTENEGRO, YUGOSLAV MILITARY.
Mayor Savo Paraca of Cetinje called on the army to
withdraw its 1,500 troops from his city, Reuters
reported on 1 June (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 1 June 1999).
"Previously there were just 15 soldiers based here. Now
hundreds have come, bringing with them their cannons and
artillery. What are they doing here? This place has no
strategic importance," he concluded. Elsewhere, Yugoslav
Navy Vice Admiral Milan Zec said in a statement that a
recent request by officials of the town of Herceg Novi
for the navy to cease "unnecessary activities near
inhabited areas" is "completely unacceptable." Zec
added: "You are constantly trying to blunt the sharpness
of our defense. It seems you openly stand on the side
[of NATO]." PM

YUGOSLAV GENERAL KILLED. General Ljubisa Velickovic, who
is deputy chief of the General Staff and former
commander of the Air Force, died while inspecting troops
at the front, Montenegrin Radio reported on 1 June. It
is unclear when, how, or where he died, RFE/RL's South
Slavic Service added. He was a professional pilot who
often flew the air force's MiG-29 aircraft. Meanwhile in
Nis, General Nebojsa Pavkovic, who commands the Third
Army, said his forces' losses after 70 days of NATO air
strikes are fewer than 1,800 men. He stressed that
casualties were low because "we took our units out into
the field [and away from buildings and equipment] in
time. We did the maximum to save our people, which is
our strategic job." The Third Army's area of
responsibility includes Kosova. PM

CONFUSION OVER BELGRADE'S READINESS TO ACCEPT G-8
PROPOSAL. Yugoslav Foreign Minister Zivadin Jovanovic
has sent a letter to the rotating chair of the EU
Presidency and German Foreign Minister Fischer saying
that "Yugoslavia has accepted G-8 principles, including
a UN presence, mandate and other elements to be decided
by a UN Security Council resolution" (see "RFE/RL
Newsline" 7 May 1999). Jovanovic added that "in order to
achieve a successful solution, it is necessary
immediately to end the NATO aerial bombardment and to
concentrate on a political agenda," AP reported.
Jovanovic did not indicate if and when Yugoslavia will
withdraw its troops from Kosova. Elsewhere, General
Pavkovic told the private news agency BETA that "we have
accepted all the G-8 principles--of course with
alterations regarding the departure of the army and
police troops...and the presence of an international
peace mission." FS

SERBIAN AUTHORITIES SLOW REFUGEE FLOW. Serbian
authorities recently began demanding that Kosovars
seeking to cross into Macedonia first show their
passports or identity cards, a spokesman for the UNHCR
said in Skopje on 1 June. Most of the refugees were not
allowed to cross the frontier because they had no such
documents. This was because other Serbian authorities
inside Kosova had previously confiscated the refugees'
papers and destroyed them, the spokesman added. He noted
that the UNCHR does not know why the Serbian border
guards "have suddenly become sticklers for paperwork."
PM

NORWAY COMPLETES QUOTA FOR KOSOVAR REFUGEES. Some 150
Kosovars arrived on 1 June at Kirkenes, which is located
near Norway's Arctic frontier with Russia, AP reported.
With their arrival, Norway met the quota of 6,000
refugees it promised to take in. The Norwegian
government wants to set an example to other countries in
giving temporary homes to Kosovars because Norway
currently holds the OSCE's rotating chair. Norway has
accepted more Kosovars per capita of its own population
than has any other Western country. The population of
Norway is 4.5 million. PM

UN COURT THROWS OUT SERBIAN CASE. On 2 June, the
International Court of Justice, which is based in The
Hague and is the UN's top judicial body, ruled against
Belgrade in its complaint against four out of 10 NATO
member countries. The court will rule on the remaining
cases later in the day. The Serbian authorities charged
the 10 with genocide because of their participation in
NATO's bombing campaign. The court ruled that there is
no clear indication of an attempt by the four "to bring
about [Serbia's] physical destruction in whole or in
part." The ruling added that that the court has no
jurisdiction to order the Atlantic alliance to cease
hostilities on the basis of the Serbian claim. The court
noted that it "expresses its deep concern with the human
tragedy, the loss of life, and the enormous suffering
[in Kosova,] which form the background of the dispute."
It concluded that it will investigate whether the NATO
air strikes violate international law. PM

NATO PLANES BOMB ALBANIAN TROOPS IN BATTLE OF MORINA.
Two NATO planes accidentally dropped bombs on Albanian
territory on 1 June, destroying four concrete bunkers
and slightly injuring two refugees and two Albanian
soldiers, AP reported. The accident occurred as fighting
intensified near the main Kosovar-Albanian border
crossing of Morina. Kosova Liberation Army (UCK) troops
were trying to take positions inside Kosova on Pashtrik
Mountain in order to open a second supply corridor into
Kosova. Serbian troops moved tanks to the border through
the White Drin valley, where they destroyed the main
border post and shelled the village of Morina, several
kilometers behind the border. The NATO pilots were
attempting to bomb the tanks when they hit the Albanian
bunkers, NATO spokesman Jamie Shea told the BBC.
Elsewhere, Serbian troops fired numerous shells into the
villages of Pogaj, Vlahen, and the town of Kruma,
injuring one Albanian citizen, an RFE/RL correspondent
reported from Tirana. FS

UNHCR WARNS THAT FIGHTING ENDANGERS REFUGEES. A
spokesman for the UNHCR told AP in Kukes on 1 June
that the escalation of fighting near the town is
endangering relief efforts for refugees. He
stressed that "over the past week, we've had sniper
fire, mortars, NATO bombardment and Albanian war
maneuvers. Our operation up there is pretty much in
tatters." He added that more than a dozen refugee
workers were close to the place which the NATO
bombs hit. A total of 46 ethnic Albanian refugees,
all of whom are detainees released by the Serbs,
crossed into Albania at Morina that day. Elsewhere,
430 refugees arrived in Korca from Macedonia. They
left Macedonian refugee camps voluntarily to join
their relatives in the Albanian camp. FS

THACI SAYS RUGOVA REFUSES TO MEET HIM. Provisional
Kosovar government Prime Minister Hashim Thaci told an
RFE/RL correspondent in Bonn on 1 June that his
government is "willing to cooperate with everybody and
of course also with [rival Kosovar leader] Ibrahim
Rugova." He said he regretted that Rugova so far has
"shown a lack of willingness to meet. In Paris [last
week] we were both invited to the Albanian embassy to
meet there, but Rugova did not have the...courage to
come and see me. I do not know the reasons." Thaci
accused Rugova of "taking his Democratic League of
Kosova [LDK] hostage" by not allowing LDK officials to
participate in Thaci's government. He stressed that the
LDK "should play the most important political role" in
Kosova's political scene. FS

SLOVENIA TO REQUIRE VISAS FROM MACEDONIANS, TURKS. A
Foreign Ministry spokesman said in Ljubljana on 1 June
that Slovenia will require visas from citizens of
Macedonia and Turkey as of 1 September. He added that
the move comes as "part of our adopting the European
Union visa regime," Reuters reported. Slovenian
officials have recently stressed that their republic
wants to play a key role in aiding Balkan reconstruction
efforts. Observers note that one of the main problems
hindering regional integration is the presence of visa
requirements between many countries of Southeastern
Europe. PM

ROMANIA ACCEPTS IMF CONDITIONS. Meeting on 1 June, Prime
Minister Radu Vasile, Finance Minister Decebal Traian
Remes, State Property Fund chief Radu Sarbu, and
National Bank governor Mugur Isarescu announced they
will accept the IMF conditions for approving the April
letter of intent on a $475 million loan. Approval is
conditional on scrapping a bill that would give tax
incentives to major foreign investors, RFE/RL's
Bucharest bureau reported. A one-year "moratorium" is to
be imposed on the bill, whose effects on the budget will
be studied by a team of IMF experts. Participants also
discussed the ongoing crisis in the banking sector.
Isarescu, whose policies of controlling the exchange
rate rather than lowering interest rates have been
criticized by Vasile, said he is confident that interest
rates will be lowered once inflation drops as a result
of securing international loans. MS

LABOR UNREST IN ROMANIA. Bucharest metro workers who
have been on strike since 31 May are demanding, among
other things, the payment of a 13th monthly salary.
Transportation Minister Traian Basescu said the strike
is illegal and has asked the Supreme Court to ban it.
Meanwhile on 1 June, more than 10,000 workers in Brasov
marched on the office of the prefect, breaking windows
and attacking police, to protest wage arrears and the
threat of being laid off. Premier Vasile promised the
government will find a way to save the Brasov Tractorul
plant, but he added that there is "no solution other
than restructuring and privatization." Earlier,
veterinarians launched a nationwide stoppage to demand
higher wages. Their strike threatens to reduce the
number of livestock slaughtered and may lead to a meat
shortage. Data released by the Central Statistics Board
on 1 June show the economic performance in the first
three months of 1999 is the worst in the last decade. MS

MOLDOVA, UKRAINE TO SIGN BORDER TREATY IN JULY. Moldovan
Deputy Premier Nicolae Andronic and visiting Ukrainian
Deputy Premier Serhiy Tyhypko told journalists in
Chisinau on 1 June that the treaty on the demarcation of
their countries' joint border will be signed during
President Petru Lucinschi's official visit to Ukraine in
July, Reuters reported. Tyhypko said that the text has
been finalized and that an official map will be
completed within two weeks. Under the agreement, Moldova
will receive a 100-meter swath of land along the River
Danube, near the village of Giurgiulesti, which is
essential for the construction of a Moldovan oil
terminal. They will swap plots of land near the southern
Moldovan town of Basarabeasca, and Moldova will give up
a 7-kilometer portion of the road near the village of
Palanca. MS

BULGARIA'S KOZLODUY REACTOR SWITCHED OFF. A reactor at
the Kozloduy nuclear plant had to be switched off on 1
June because of the malfunctioning of one of its
turbines, AP reported. A spokesman for the plant said
the incident posed no threat to people living in the
area. MS

END NOTE

SLOVAK PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS USHER IN NEW ERA

by Victor Gomez

	The Slovak electorate handed Vladimir Meciar his
latest defeat in last weekend's presidential election.
Many described that defeat, at the hands of ex-
communist-turned-reformist Rudolf Schuster, as the end
of an era. The days of nationalist politics mixed with
corruption appear to be over. The new president and his
allies in the coalition government can now devote
themselves to the work of putting Slovakia back on track
to European integration.
	But while Meciar's defeat may have signaled the end
of an era, the presidential elections in Slovakia have
far from guaranteed the country's overall stability. In
fact, much work remains to be done.
	With a robust 57 percent of the votes in the 29 May
final round of the presidential elections, Schuster has
received a solid endorsement from the electorate.
Although the Slovak presidency is largely a ceremonial
position, the fact that the head of state is directly
elected by the people lends it somewhat greater
political authority than in countries where the
president is elected by the parliament. As the
government-backed candidate, Schuster's main pledge was
to ensure that reforms continue unhindered in Slovakia.
While he said he will oppose the government wherever he
deems it necessary, for the time being he can be
expected to pursue the same line as Mikulas Dzurinda's
cabinet. His cooperation will be ensured in the short
term not because Schuster is a weak politician but
because Slovakia has little room to maneuver at present.
The country's currency recently tumbled as the
markets expressed nervousness both at the upcoming
presidential elections as well as at the general
economic situation in the country. While Meciar's defeat
should have a calming effect, that does not mean the
government can afford to rest on its laurels. At the
moment, Slovakia's economy is stagnating, with many
analysts predicting GDP growth for this year to hover
around just 1 percent. Unemployment, meanwhile, is
dangerously high, at more than 16 percent.
	The government has responded with austerity
measures designed to control public finances and
stimulate economic growth. Whether these prove
sufficient to deal with the situation will become
evident in the coming weeks and months. Meanwhile, the
Dzurinda cabinet has also had to deal with the trail of
corruption and dubious privatizations left by Meciar's
government.
	The problems are manifold, but so far Dzurinda's
coalition government has shown remarkable political will
to deal with them. Composed of a broad mixture of
Christian Democrats, post-communist leftists,
representatives of the country's ethnic Hungarian
minority, and former members of Meciar's party, the
government is an unwieldy creature. The first few months
of the Dzurinda government have shown that--regardless
of a few squabbles--the cabinet has the potential to
govern. Having secured the defeat of Meciar in both last
fall's parliamentary elections and the presidential
vote, the government will now have to maintain a united
front in order to deal with the economic morass the
former premier left behind.
	The danger is that with Meciar soundly defeated at
the ballot box, the disparate groups within the
government will be even more tempted to engage in petty
squabbling. The cabinet can ill afford such internal
disunity, not only because the economy is in deep
trouble but also because Meciar remains a political
force to be reckoned with. After all, he won almost 43
percent of the vote in the presidential election. In
addition, Meciar's Movement for a Democratic Slovakia
has explicitly said its goal is to force early elections
as soon as possible.
	None of this will necessarily be a threat to the
current government if it manages to continue to pursue
much-needed economic reforms and austerity measures. The
results of the presidential election more or less
mirrored those of last fall's parliamentary elections in
terms of the relative strength of the current
government's supporters and of Meciar's backers. For the
time being, the majority of the Slovak electorate seems
prepared to accept the government's arguments about the
necessity of tough economic reforms. But such policies
will eventually start to bite. When that happens, some
coalition members within the government will be sorely
tempted to distance themselves from those measures or
seek to have them watered down.
	In this regard, Schuster can help by acting as a
unifying figure around which the country can rally. In
his capacity as the country's first-ever directly
elected president, he will be in a position to provide
some leadership during the hard times ahead. While he
remains anathema to some Slovaks because of his past as
a high-ranking Communist, many seem willing to accept
him. And with Meciar lurking in the background, Schuster
and the current unwieldy coalition government appear the
best hope of getting the country out of its current
crisis.

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