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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 3, No. 142, Part II, 23 July 1999


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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 3, No. 142, Part II, 23 July 1999

A daily report of developments in Eastern and
Southeastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central
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Headlines, Part II

* COURT DECLARIES KYIV MAYORAL ELECTIONS VOID

* HOMBACH: AID FOR SERBIA ONLY WITHOUT MILOSEVIC

* MONTENEGRO TAKES CONTROL OF AIRPORTS

End Note: CZECH 'PSYCHOLOGICAL THRESHOLDS' AND 'VELVET
REVOLUTIONS'
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EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE

BELARUSIAN PRESIDENT LAMBASTES TELEVISION FOR SHOWING
PROTEST... Speaking at a 22 July nationally televised
conference on this year's harvest, Alyaksandr Lukashenka
scolded Belarusian Television for showing the previous
day's opposition rally protesting his remaining in power
(see "RFE/RL Newsline," 22 July 1999). "A harvester must
be the main hero for the mass media. But they show those
unhinged people loitering around Minsk streets, and 600
out of this 1,000-strong crowd are plainclothes
policemen," AP quoted Lukashenka as saying. Meanwhile,
RFE/RL's Belarusian Service reported that courts have
begun trying those detained after anti-presidential
rallies in Minsk and Hrodna on 21 July. According to the
opposition, more than 70 people were detained in Minsk
on 21 July. JM

...SETS AGRICULTURAL TARGETS. Lukashenka told local
agricultural leaders at the 22 July conference that this
year, the state agricultural sector should produce 6.5
million tons of grain, 7 million tons of potatoes, 1.5
million tons of sugar beet, 162,000 tons of rape-seed
oil, 995,000 tons of meat, and 5.5 million tons of milk.
The state has granted 43.5 trillion Belarusian rubles
($164 million) in preferential credits to the
agricultural sector to achieve those results. JM

COURT DECLARES KYIV MAYORAL ELECTIONS VOID. The district
court in Vyshhorod, Kyiv Oblast, has annulled the
results of the Kyiv mayoral elections on 30 May (see
"RFE/RL Newsline," 1 June 1999). The court, which was
responding to an appeal by two losing candidates,
Hryhoriy Surkis and Mykola Hrabar, found various
violations in the campaign, including financial
irregularities and the lack of media access for
candidates other than the winner, Oleksandr Omelchenko.
Omelchenko scored a landslide victory with 76.5 percent
of the vote , while Surkis gained 16.5 percent.
President Leonid Kuchma blasted the court decision
saying through a spokesman that it "trampled the will of
thousands of Kyiv voters," AP reported. JM

UKRAINIAN MINERS STAGE PROTEST MARCHES. Some 1,000
miners' wives and children began a protest march on 22
July from Krasnodon, Luhansk Oblast, to the oblast
center 40 kilometers away, to demand back wages for
their husbands and fathers. Meanwhile, hundreds of
miners from the Krasnodon area continued their protest
march, which was begun earlier this month, to Kyiv, some
800 kilometers from Krasnodon. Official reports say
Ukrainian miners are owed a total of 1.9 billion hryvni
($478 million). JM

POLLS SAY KUCHMA LEADS IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE. A poll
conducted last week by the independent Institute of
Social Research and Socis-Gallup said 18 percent of
respondents plan to vote for the incumbent in the
October presidential elections. Progressive Socialist
Party leader Natalya Vitrenko has 15 percent backing and
Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko 12 percent. A
recent poll conducted by the Academy of Sciences'
Sociology institute found that Kuchma is supported by
21.8 percent of respondents, Vitrenko 17.9 percent, and
Symonenko 14.8 percent. JM

U.S. AID OFFICE CLOSES IN LATVIA. The office of the U.S.
Agency for International Development (USAID) closed in
Riga on 22 July. Over eight years, the USAID implemented
60 programs in Latvia, with funding totaling $57
million. Estonia "graduated" from the U.S. aid program
several years ago, and that program will wrap up in
Lithuania in the near future. MH

LITHUANIAN OIL TERMINAL OFFICIALLY OPENED. The Butinge
Oil Terminal, a key part of Lithuania's oil industry,
was opened officially on 22 July. President Valdas
Adamkus, former President Algirdas Brazauskas, and Prime
Minister Rolandas Paksas attended the festivities.
Construction of the terminal took three years, and its
estimated cost is one billion litas ($250 million). On
21 July the terminal began operations, despite protests
by Latvian environmentalists (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 22
July 1999). Adamkus, a long-time environmental official
in the U.S., stressed that Butinge "poses no threat to
nature," ELTA reported. MH

POLISH PARLIAMENT PASSES LAW TO PROTECT LANGUAGE. By a
vote of 200 to 179 with 15 abstentions, the lower house
of the parliament on 22 July passed a bill intended to
shield the Polish language against the influx of
obscenities and foreign words, PAP reported. Under the
bill, companies selling or advertising foreign goods and
services must provide Polish language translations of
all leaflets, instructions, or commercials. The brand
names of foreign products for which there are Polish
equivalents should be translated into Polish.
Unspecified fines will be handed down to those violating
the law. The bill must be approved by the upper house
and the president. JM

POLISH CABINET OKAYS EARLY SEVERANCE PAYMENTS TO MINERS.
Finance Minister Leszek Balcerowicz on 22 July approved
the immediate release of $52 million in severance
payments to coal miners in order to accelerate
restructuring of the coal industry. The money, along
with another $52 million to be released in September,
was originally scheduled to have been paid out over
several years. The government decided to make the
payment this year, after miners protested in May to
demand increased spending on severance payments and
retraining programs. JM

CZECH DEPUTY PREMIER SAYS EU ACCESSION PROCESS IMPROVED.
Egon Lansky on 22 July said there has recently been a
"marked improvement" in bringing Czech legislation in
line with that of EU members. He conceded that in the
past there had been some "lagging behind" but now Czech
progress is "undoubtedly comparable" to that of other
states included in the fast-track accession talks.
Lansky said he saw no reason for the Czech Republic to
move back the EU accession target date of 2003. MS

SLOVAK ROMA TOLD 'NO CHANCE' OF ASYLUM IN AUSTRIA.
Eleven Slovak Roma on 23 July asked for political asylum
in Austria, CTK reported, citing the Slovak Foreign
Ministry's press department. The Austrian authorities
told the applicants that they have no chance of being
granted asylum, whereupon the Roma withdrew their
applications. They were driven to the frontier by police
and crossed back into Slovakia. MS

HUNGARY FILES OBJECTION TO SLOVAK LANGUAGE LAW. "The new
Slovak law on minority languages does not satisfy the
commitments that Slovakia undertook in the [Hungarian-
Slovak] basic treaty," Hungarian Foreign Ministry State
Secretary Zsolt Nemeth wrote in a 21 July letter to his
Slovak counterpart, Jan Figel. Nemeth expressed regret
that the law ignores the proposals submitted by
Slovakia's Hungarian Coalition Party. He added that it
is important that the Hungarian minority be allowed to
use its native language in official matters not only in
localities where it constitutes at least 20 percent of
the population but also "in higher levels of public
administration." MSZ

HUNGARIAN EXTREME-RIGHT PARTY GETS POP STAR CANDIDATE.
Pop star Lorant Schuster, the lead singer of the
Hungarian rock group P.Mobil, announced on 22 July that
he has accepted the offer of Istvan Csurka, chairman of
the extreme-right Hungarian Justice and Life Party
(MIEP), to be the MIEP's candidate in parliamentary by-
elections in Siofok. MSZ

SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE

HOMBACH: AID FOR SERBIA ONLY WITHOUT MILOSEVIC. Leading
representatives of European socialist and social
democratic parties gathered in Vienna on 22 July for a
two-day conference to discuss the political, social,
legal, and economic development of the Balkans, RFE/RL's
South Slavic Service reported. Participants include the
presidents of Slovenia and Montenegro and the prime
ministers of Germany, Austria, Greece, Albania, and the
Republika Srpska. Several Serbian opposition leaders are
also present. Bodo Hombach, who is the EU's chief aid
coordinator for the Balkans, said reconstruction aid
will be available for Serbia once "the Serbs oust
[Yugoslav President Slobodan] Milosevic," whom he called
"the main problem" for the region. PM

NATO: NO MORE UCK IN TWO MONTHS. An unnamed official of
the Atlantic alliance told "The Daily Telegraph" of 23
July that the disarmament of the Kosova Liberation Army
(UCK) is proceeding successfully. The official added
that "in two months there will be no more [UCK]. There
will be only one military force in [Kosova], and that
will be NATO." Elsewhere, KFOR commander General Sir
Mike Jackson postponed a meeting with UCK General Agim
Ceku from 23 to 24 July to enable the UCK to "check its
tallies" of armaments before Jackson officially confirms
that the guerrillas have met their disarmament
obligations to NATO (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 21 July
1999). PM

AGREEMENT ON MITROVICA REACHED. Representatives of
ethnic Albanians and Serbs in Mitrovica concluded an
agreement on 22 July to guarantee freedom of movement
across the Ibri River, which divides Mitrovica into
Serbian and Albanian sides. Leaders from both
communities will sign the agreement on 24 July. PM

OJDANIC STRESSES ARMY'S LOYALTY TO MILOSEVIC. General
Dragoljub Ojdanic, who is the army's chief of staff and
a firm supporter of Milosevic, said during the
president's visit to the General Staff's headquarters on
21 July that the army is "ready to carry out all tasks
in keeping with the constitution." It was his second
public declaration of the army's support for Milosevic
in as many days (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 22 July 1999).
PM

RESERVISTS RESUME PROTESTS IN NIS. Some 100 army
reservists resumed blocking traffic in southern Serbia's
largest city after a break of three days (see "RFE/RL
Newsline," 19 July 1999). They demanded immediate
payment of back wages for the time they served in
Kosova. Enthusiastic crowds cheered the reservists. The
reservists taunted the well-paid paramilitary police by
chanting "You got yours, now let us get ours." In
Kragujevac, about 1,000 anti-Milosevic protesters
chanted "Off you go to The Hague." Several hundred anti-
government demonstrators gathered in Leskovac and in
Valjevo, RFE/RL's South Slavic Service reported. PM

OPPOSITION: MILOSEVIC MUST GO BY FALL. Nenad Canak, who
heads the League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina, told
reporters at the Vienna conference on 23 July that
several opposition leaders have "agreed to coordinate
our street demonstrations." He added that he believes
"that the last bloody dictatorship of this century could
be destroyed by the autumn. If [Milosevic] remains any
longer [than then], he will [regain control of the
situation], and all our efforts will be useless. In
November, the one who will have a loaf of bread and a
finger on electricity will rule Serbia," Reuters
reported. PM

PODGORICA REJECTS BELGRADE AID REQUEST. Justice Minister
Dragan Soc said in Podgorica on 22 July that the
Montenegrin government rejects a request by the
Socialist People's Party of Yugoslav Prime Minister
Momir Bulatovic that the government "send 1 percent of
all income in Montenegro" to Serbia to help repair the
damage caused by NATO air strikes, dpa reported. Soc
stressed that the Montenegrin government will not help
the government of Milosevic but that it will find ways
of helping the Serbian people. The Montenegrin
authorities do not recognize the government of
Bulatovic, who is the arch-rival of Montenegrin
President Milo Djukanovic. PM

MONTENEGRO TAKES CONTROL OF AIRPORTS. A Transportation
Ministry spokesman said in Podgorica on 22 July that
Montenegro Airports, which is a new public company, has
taken over control of the republic's four airports from
JAT, which is the Belgrade-based Yugoslav national
airline. The spokesman added that the airports are now
"property of Montenegro" and that JAT staff who wish to
retain their jobs at the airports may do so. The U.S.
and EU have banned JAT from landing on their territory.
The ban does not apply to Montenegro Airlines. Podgorica
is anxious to revive Montenegro's tourist industry. Most
tourists arrive at the Podgorica or Tivat airports. PM

MONTENEGRIN DELGATION IN SARAJEVO. Prime Minister Filip
Vujanovic, Deputy Prime Minister Novak Kilibarda, and
the ministers of foreign affairs, trade, and finance
arrived in Sarajevo on 22 July. The discussed economic
cooperation with Muslim leaders Alija Izetbegovic, Haris
Silajdzic, and Edhem Bicakcic. The Montenegrin and
Muslim leaders also called for political change in
Serbia, RFE/RL's South Slavic Service reported. This is
the first top-level official meeting between officials
from Podgorica and Sarajevo since the collapse of the
former Yugoslavia in 1991. PM

ALBANIAN PRIME MINISTER SEEKS WESTERN AID. Before
leaving for Vienna, Pandeli Majko told "Zeri i Popullit"
of 22 July that "Albania carried a heavy burden during
the [Kosova] crisis and we hope that we shall be
rewarded for that." Foreign Minister Paskal Milo said
before leaving Tirana for an aid donors' conference in
Brussels that "we have made great progress since the
total dissolution of the state in Albania in 1997, but
the crisis in Kosova has hampered our efforts for even
better results." He appealed to the donors--known as
Friends of Albania--to "continue their assistance."
Elsewhere, the "Washington Post" reported that the
Albanian authorities have "a blunt message for the
Western powers: show me the money." PM

ALBANIA'S DEMOCRATS RETURN TO PARLIAMENT. Legislators
from Albania's largest opposition party took part in a
legislative session on 22 July for the first time in
more than 10 months (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 19 July
1999). Genc Pollo, who is one of the Democrats' top
leaders, told Reuters: "Returning to parliament is an
attempt by the Democratic Party to restore the normality
the country needs. The main responsibilities [for the
political polarization] lie with the Socialist
government. In due time we believe the Socialist
gentlemen will not be afraid of new elections." The
Democrats launched a parliamentary boycott after the
killing of Democratic legislator Azem Hajdari in
September 1998. The party charged the Socialist-led
government with being behind the murder. PM

UNCERTAINTY OVER APPROVAL OF IMF LOAN TO ROMANIA. John
Hill, the IMF's representative in Romania, told Romanian
Radio on 22 July that the fund's executive board has not
yet scheduled its meeting to approve the $500 million
stand-by loan agreed with an IMF delegation in Bucharest
last April. Hill said Romania "still has to meet some
conditions." Finance Minister Decebal Train Remes the
same day said that Credit Swiss First Boston has now
inquired about the progress made in meeting the funds'
conditions. Earlier, it said it is ready to approve a
$200 million credit. In an interview with state radio,
former Premier Theodor Stolojan explained that the
fund's new loan policy is to make approval conditional
on borrowing on international financial markets as well.
Observers say Romania may find itself in a vicious
circle where each creditor makes loaning conditional on
progress made with other creditors. MS

MAVERICK SERB LEADER IN ROMANIA. Vuk Draskovic, leader
of Serbian Renewal Movement, told journalists on 22 July
after talks with President Emil Constantinescu that
"Slobodan Milosevic's most powerful backers are the U.S.
and the EU," both of which contribute to Milosevic's
popularity in Serbia by condoning "the infringement of
Serb rights...with KFOR troops acquiescence" in Kosova.
He added that KFOR troops have "practically done away
with the border between Kosova and Albania" and the
province has "became part of Greater Albania."
Constantinescu did not attend Draskovic's press
conference, and the Serbian opposition leader's
statement was described by Romanian Radio as "somewhat
surprising." Prime Minster Radu Vasile said after
meeting with Draskovic that he agrees with his view that
"Serbia must not be isolated." He added that he supports
Draskovic's demand for a transitional government in
Serbia headed by a Montenegrin politician. MS

YUGOSLAV VLACHS REQUEST ROMANIAN HELP. President
Constantinescu on 22 July received a delegation of the
Movement of Romanian Vlachs of Yugoslavia, Mediafax
reported. Dimitrie Craciunovic, chairman of the
movement, requested Romania to intervene with the
Yugoslav authorities in order for the community to be
"officially recognized as a national minority and
granted collective rights." Craciunovic said the
authorities have been procrastinating for eight years on
answering the demand. He added that official statistics
in Yugoslavia put the number of Romanian Vlachs at
32,000 at most, whereas unofficial statistics show that
"no less than 800,000 Romanians live in eastern Serbia."
And he said that Constantinescu "promised to help more
than in the past." MS

FATE OF MOLDOVAN, ROMANIAN DEBT-SETTLING DEAL UNCERTAIN.
The fate of the deal envisaging a Romanian consortium's
takeover of a 51 percent stake in the Tirex-Petrol
company in exchange for writing off Moldova's $5 million
debt to Romania for electricity deliveries is uncertain,
RFE/RL's Chisinau bureau reported on 22 July. The
Moldovan government asked the parliament to amend the
law on the deal, which specifically mentioned Romania.
The amended law is to state that the stake goes to "the
highest bidder." Parliamentary chairman Dumitru Diacov
said the amendment is necessary to avoid infringing on
Moldovan privatization laws. Eugen Garla, chairman of
the Economy, Industry, and Privatization Commission,
said it paves the way for "money-laundering by phantom
companies from Germany or Greece" and accused Diacov of
acting "in league with the Communists" to exclude
Romania from the deal (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 19 July
1999). MS

BULGARIA'S NATIONAL BANK OPENS UP COMMUNIST ARCHIVES.
The National Bank is the first state institution that
will open its secret files from the communist-era, board
member Rumen Avramov told journalists on 22 July. He
said that the bank's archive comprising 80,000 pages
will be made available to the public as of 1 September.
The archives cover Bulgarian financial and economic
history from 1945 to 1989, Reuters reported. Avramov
said that the records will offer information on the
accumulation of the country's foreign debt, the debt
crises, and the siphoning off of money through the
National Bank in the 1980s. MS

END NOTE

CZECH 'PSYCHOLOGICAL THRESHOLDS' AND 'VELVET
REVOLUTIONS'

by Michael Shafir

	Political markets have many vendors. As in the
economic sphere, those vendors tries to promote their
merchandise to the best of their ability. But the
political stock market is more fuzzy than the stock
market proper because "shares" are difficult to trade
and cash in, except at election time.
	The closest thing to a stock exchange that politics
can offer in-between balloting are public opinion polls.
Sky-rocketing share prices (a boost in polling results)
create euphoria that may be dangerous if not reflecting
political reality. Likewise, a drop in prices may result
in panic-selling and that panic, in turn, acts to
increase the prices of competitors' shares. One may even
speak of "psychological thresholds" functioning as
political milestones, just as such thresholds (which
usually are more or less fictitious) are encountered in
the realm of the economy proper.
	 The results of a public opinion survey conducted
by the Czech STEM polling institute and released last
weekend might have been expected to lead to the creation
of a "psychological threshold." The poll shows that for
the first time since the "velvet revolution" of 1989,
the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM) is the
second-strongest political force in the Czech Republic,
enjoying 17.8 percent backing. In the elections to the
Chamber of Deputies in June 1998, the KSCM polled 11
percent, making it the third-strongest parliamentary
group in the chamber. Opinion polls have consistently
shown in the last few months that the party's popularity
is rising. What is more, in recent local by-elections
held in 19 districts and in the municipality of Ceske
Budejovice, the KSCM finished second behind the Civic
Democratic Party (ODS). This is precisely what the STEM
poll of July 1999 suggests would be the result of
parliamentary elections were such a ballot to be held
now.
	While the ODS is leading the field--it received
23.4 percent of the vote in the STEM poll--it is
questionable whether this is good news for party leader
and former Premier Vaclav Klaus, given that in the 1998
general elections the ODS scored 27.7 percent. More
dramatic is the drop in support for the ruling Social
Democratic Party (CSSD), which, according to the poll,
would fall from the first place it secured in the June
1998 elections, with 32.2 percent of the vote, to a
worrisome third place, losing nearly half of its former
strength (16.8 percent).
	 This may explain the panic displayed by the
democratic forces of various political persuasions in
the face of the survey's results. Perhaps the daily
"Pravo" best summed up that panic when it wrote on 19
July that the "self-appointed best pupil" in the post-
communist school for democracy, that is the Czech
Republic, has proved some 10 years after the school was
opened that it is ready to give the "unreformed and un-
reformable Communists" their strongest-backing
registered among the 1989 "graduates" (obviously "Pravo"
was leaving out the East Germans).
	 Panic notwithstanding, mutual bickering among
democratic forces intensified, rather than diminished,
as a result of the poll. President Vaclav Havel, a known
opponent of the "opposition agreement" that enabled the
CSSD to rule as a minority government in exchange for
prominent parliamentary posts for the ODS, blamed the
poll's results on that agreement. Havel is forgetting
that it is only natural for dissatisfied voters to flock
to the opposition and that the ODS cannot be counted in
that category because of its "unholy alliance" with the
CSSD. Indeed, the Freedom Union, which in June 1998
scored 8.6 percent in the elections to the Chamber of
Deputies, is now backed by 12.7 percent--in other words,
its support has increased more than 50 percent. The
third force that is not part of the CSSD-ODS agreement,
namely the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), are also doing
better than in the 1998 elections, but only slightly so
(compared with 10.4 percent, 9 percent).
	The STEM poll might have been expected to encourage
the forces on the right to overcome their differences. A
coalition of the ODS, the Freedom Union, and the KDU-CSL
would command a majority of 115 in the 200-seats
chamber, and increase political stability, to the likely
dissatisfaction of the Communists. Freedom Union leader
Jan Ruml and KDU-CSL deputy chairman Karel Kuehnl did
call for such a coalition, but both seemed more
preoccupied with pointing a finger at the ODS for its
alliance with the CSSD than with putting the center-
right's post-1998 relations on a new footing
	In turn, the ODS (through its deputy parliamentary
group leader Vlastimil Tlusty) rushed to identify the
KDU-CSL and the union as the main culprits for having
rejected the ODS's overtures to form a coalition after
the 1998 elections. The CSSD, while admitting that the
alliance with the ODS might be one of the reasons for
the growth in communist support, noted (through Deputy
Premier Vladimir Spidla) that this was no reason to halt
the constitutional changes currently being examined by a
joint CSSD-ODS commission. Those changes also provide
for curtailing the president's powers.
	In other words, machinations to undermine
adversaries (and Havel is perceived as an adversary by
both the CSSD and the ODS) are more important than the
looming prospect of an eventual communist election
victory. Some "psychological thresholds," it seems, are
more difficult to overcome than others. And for some
people, this may recall the days preceding the February
1948 communist takeover--except that the Communists no
longer have militias to lean on. Is, however, a "velvet
counter-revolution" inconceivable?

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