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Croatian government has proposal for return of refugees

ZAGREB, Feb 22, 2000 -- (RFE/RL) Vladimir Drobnjak, who is a top aide to Foreign Minster Tonino Picula, has prepared a $55 million proposal for a forthcoming Budapest meeting of the EU's Stability Pact, Jutarnji list reported on February 21. The plan aims at resettling 16,500 individuals--or 7,000 families--from among the tens of thousands of ethnic Serbian refugees. The new government has expressed its willingness to resettle the refugees but stresses that it needs money to offer them housing, infrastructure, and jobs.




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