July 4, 1987 |
The annual inflation rate in June officially passed 100% and reached an all-time high for Communist Yugoslavia. The state Tanjug news agency said the rate in June was 100.6%, compared to June, 1986. Inflation during 1986 was 93.3%. Tanjug said that the record inflation in June reflected price increases on gasoline, services, agricultural and industrial products.
September 26, 1987 |
The government has asked Western creditors for a temporary freeze on its debt repayment, the official news agency Tanjug said Friday. Tanjug quoted a government official as saying Yugoslavia asked that the freeze stay in effect until negotiations end with foreign creditors. Belgrade hopes those talks will start in late October. Yugoslavia's foreign debt is almost $20 billion. Yugoslavia now devotes 40% of its foreign currency income to repaying $2.1 billion in principle and $1.
October 6, 1985 |
Twelve newborn babies have died over the last three weeks from a virus infection that has swept a pediatric clinic in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, local health authorities said. Nine infants died early last month from a virus identified as Coxaci-B, and three others succumbed in the last few days, the officials said. Authorities quoted by the official news agency Tanjug said 36 other babies were affected and that two are in critical condition.
January 5, 1989 |
U.S. Navy jets, while on training exercises over the Mediterranean on Wednesday, shot down two Libyan MIG-23 fighters when the Libyans appeared to threaten the U.S. warplanes, American officials said. The incident, which occurred about noon local time (2 a.m. PST) in international airspace, comes at a time of increasing U.S. hostility toward Libya over that nation's construction of what U.S. officials charge is a chemical weapons plant near the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
March 4, 1986
Seventeen Czechoslovak tourists have been reported missing on a skiing trip in northern Yugoslavia, the Yugoslav news agency Tanjug said. Western diplomats said it seems likely that the skiers, all from Prague, have fled to the West. Tanjug said the Czechoslovaks left from their hotel soon after arriving at Celj last week. Tanjug said the group leader told the police in Ljubljana that the missing tourists have relatives in the West.
January 18, 1990
A strike by engineers has disrupted rail traffic in northwest Yugoslavia and delayed some international services, Tanjug news agency said Wednesday.