Easing Serb sanctions 'imminent'

Saturday, 12 February, 2000

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, has said an agreement to lift some of the sanctions on Serbia could be reached next week.
Speaking in Copenhagen after talks with Danish leaders, Mr Solana said some of the sanctions affecting ordinary citizens of Serbia would be eased, but not those that affect the regime of President Slobodan Milosevic.
He said these might even be tightened.
Earlier this week, the US expressed support for EU proposals to ease a ban on commercial flights while extending visa restrictions on Mr Milosevic's associates.
Correspondents say there remains a division within EU regarding tightening the sanctions, with Greece opposing such a move.

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