Vol. 1, No. 37, 23 May 1997
CLINTON ON TRANSFER OF RFE/RL TAPES TO HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT. In a
released to mark the transfer of tapes of RFE/RL Hungarian-language broadcasts
to the Hungarian government, U.S. President Clinton said that "for more than
40 years, Radio Free Europe has helped keep alive the flame of democracy and
promoted freedom of expression behind the Iron Curtain." Clinton says the
tapes, which will be available to researchers in the National Szechenyi
Library, are a "unique part of the Hungarian cultural heritage." He says the
U.S. "can be proud of the triumph of democracy in Hungary and the role that
Radio Free Europe played in making that possible."
DUAL CITIZENSHIP FOR BOSNIAN SERBS? Nasa Borba reported on 23 May that Serbian
President Slobodan Milosevic discussed federal Yugoslav citizenship for
Bosnian Serbs in his recent meeting with Bosnian Serb leaders. Such a move
would contradict the provision of the Dayton accords saying Bosnia is a
unitary state made up of two entities. Milosevic also wants dual citizenship
for Croatian Serbs but denies it to Yugoslavia's own Albanians, Muslims,
Hungarians, and Croats. In another move that may run counter to the spirit of
Dayton, the Bosnian Serb authorities said on 21 May that they will set up a
company to be called RS Airlines to connect Banja Luka with five or six
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