OHR BiH TV News Summary, 23 November 2000

TV BiH News Headlines:

  • OSCE Mission to BiH spokesman Luke Zahner announces on Thursday that SDS candidates Mirko Sarovic and Dragan Cavic won election race for RS President and Vice President with 50.1% of the vote
  • All preparations completed for EU-Western Balkan Summit scheduled for Friday in Zagreb; Summit to open at 10:00 on Friday by French President Jacques Chirac
  • Stability Pact Chief Co-ordinator Bodo Hombach says on Thursday in Zagreb that there are no reasons for fear that Zagreb EU Summit will almost totally be turned toward Yugoslavia and provision of EU financial assistance to that country
  • BiH ambassador to Croatia Hasan Muratovic says EU will officially announce financial assistance of 4.65 billion euros for reconstruction, development of state institutions and economic reforms in five western Balkan countries by 2006 during Zagreb EU Summit
  • OHR spokesman Oleg Milisic announces High Representative Wolfgang Petritsch will attend EU-Balkan Summit on Friday in Zagreb
  • EC President Romano Prodi says special attention must be paid to BiH in documents that will be adopted in upcoming EU-Balkans Summit in Zagreb due to difficulties in co-operation between its different ethnic groups
  • Belgian Government provides 2.5 million Euro credit to BiH, that will be implemented through BiH Council of Ministers, for purchasing capital goods and industrial equipment
  • Several hundred RS pensioners gathered on Thursday in street rally in Banja Luka demanding regular payment of pensions, free healthcare and request High Representative Wolfgang Petritsch to annul recently imposed Law on Pension-Disability Insurance
  • According to data collected by international organisations and agencies in BiH, only 39% of real-property claims of citizens have been resolved in BiH so far
  • OHR spokesman Oleg Milisic says that BiH local authorities, with very few exemptions, are still not working enough to implement property laws
  • Many Bosniak refugees from Bosanska Krupa belong to group of so-called internally-displaced people, which means that they have returned to their hometowns but not their own homes – TV BiH feature story
  • BiH Federation Prime Minister Edhem Bicakcic, who returned from visit to US, says there is significant interest by certain US corporations to invest in BiH, particularly in its energy sector
  • World news: Palestinian authorities in Middle East are preparing for possible Israeli invasion
  • Dzemail Mustafa, a close confident of Kosovo Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova and prominent Kosovo writer and journalist, murdered on Thursday in Kosovo
  • Gracanica-based Tehno-Beton Company represents successful joint venture of BiH and Croatian businessmen – TV BiH feature story
  • War crimes trial of Croats in Mostar Five group opens on Thursday before Mostar Cantonal Court
  • Tuzla Canton Prosecutor’s Office has indicted 16 more persons, primarily former canton officials for abuse of office in recent period;
  • Two-and-a-half-year reconstruction works on TV BiH transmitter on Mount Vlasic completed on Thursday
  • Sarajevo Youth Theatre celebrates 50th founding anniversary on Thursday
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