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Compilation from Belgrade daily newspapers, prepared by editorial staff of the Voice of Kosovo and Metohia

July 3, 2001

  • Djindjic - Thaci, Cheku should explain truth about missing Serbs
  • UNMIK sells out Kosovo-Metohija industrial facilities
  • Trajkovic - Strategic program for return of displaced Kosovo Serbs ready
  • DJINDJIC - THACI, CHEKU SHOULD EXPLAIN TRUTH ABOUT MISSING SERBS

    (Tanjug, 3. 7. 2001.)

    Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic said Tuesday he would ask Hashim Thaci and Agim Cheku, the leaders of the disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army, to reveal the truth about the destiny of 1,300 kidnapped or missing Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija province. "UNMIK chief in Kosovo and Metohija Hans Haekkerup should enable us to meet with these representatives of ethnic Albanians, who we believe are influential in Kosmet," Djindjic told reporters at the republican government.

    UNMIK SELLS OUT KOSOVO-METOHIJA INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES

    (Tanjug, 3. 7. 2001.)

    Kosovska Mitrovica - Factories and companies in UN-ruled Kosovo-Metohija are being rented out to ethnic Albanians and foreigners on long-term contracts for next to nothing, according to UN Kosovo Mission (UNMIK) sources on Tuesday. The UNMIK trade and industry department invites tenders at which it awards concessions mostly to ethnic Albanian firms and foreign investors. In ethnically divided Kosovska Mitrovica in the north of this Serbian (Yugoslav) province, most concessions are awarded for factories and companies in the south, ethnic Albanian part of the city.

    TRAJKOVIC - STRATEGIC PROGRAM FOR RETURN OF DISPLACED KOSOVO SERBS READY

    (Tanjug, 3. 7. 2001.)

    Belgrade - Yugoslav Committee for Kosovo and Metohija President Momcilo Trajkovic said Tuesday a strategic program had been completed for the return of displaced persons to this southern Serbian province. Trajkovic told a press conference that the of accommodation centers is envisaged in the United Nations-administered province, which would house displaced persons pending a definite resolving of their housing problems. The project will be presented to the U.N. Kosovo administration UNMIK and peacekeeping force KFOR, because the international community has done nothing concrete so far for Serbs to return to the area, Trajkovic said.

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