August 13, 2000 |
President Slobodan Milosevic adopted a new defense strategy Saturday aimed at protecting Yugoslavia's "constitutional order," state media said. The announcement comes amid growing tension between army units and police in Montenegro, which together with Serbia makes up Yugoslavia. Montenegro's pro-Western leadership has gradually pulled the republic away from Milosevic's Serbia-dominated federation.
June 2, 1992 |
The United States on Monday branded weekend parliamentary elections held in Serbia and Montenegro as "undemocratic from the start." State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler, scornfully referring to President Slobodan Milosevic's Serbia-Montenegro alliance as the "so-called Federal Republic of Yugoslavia," said the elections were "neither free nor fair nor legitimate." Tutwiler also said that the U.N.
February 6, 2008
Slovenian wine: An article in the Jan. 30 Food section said Slovenia emerged from Soviet control in 1991 and growers were released from a Soviet-era requirement to sell their grapes to the local cooperative winery. Slovenia was not part of the Soviet Union then, but part of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia; rules regarding grape sales were a holdover from the communist era that ended in 1991.
October 20, 1988
Yugoslavia was created in 1918, at the end of World War I, which had been set in motion by the assassination four years earlier of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, which would become a part of Yugoslavia. Since its creation, Yugoslavia has tried to overcome the problems caused by the diversity and antagonism of its people. Yugoslavs tend to think of themselves first as Bosnians, Croatians, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Serbs and Slovenes.
September 16, 1992 |
Milan Panic, the Southern California businessman who is now Yugoslavia's prime minister, expressed satisfaction Tuesday with results of a visit here despite his apparent failure to win any concrete promises of assistance from China. Speaking at a news conference in the Great Hall of the People, Panic said that in a meeting Monday with Chinese Premier Li Peng, he requested "humanitarian" oil shipments from China "for heating for our hospitals, for our children, for our homes."
June 3, 1998 |
RE M.K.A., FYI: At NATO, diplomats talk almost exclusively in initials. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who once vowed to make diplomacy understandable to the person in the street, now converses in fluent NATO-speak.