Local Press Digest

ZAGREB, Apr 27, 2000 (Rtr)

Editorial: Recent scandal involving the 1997 sale of Vecernji List daily shows the former ruling party abused its authority. The HDZ now wants to stall investigation by staging protest rallies against the Hague tribunal, the real aim of which is to destabilize the government.

We have found 50 new tapes of conversations taped in late President Franjo Tudjman's office, which may open 50 new affairs, says President Stipe Mesic.

I think the transcript of Tudjman's conversation about the sale of Vecernji is authentic, says Vesna Skare Ozbolt, former presidential adviser.

A first 'spy shop', selling special electronic equipment, opens in Zagreb.

No parliament members will be able to hide behind their immunity if investigations indicate they may have violated the law, says parliament speaker Zlatko Tomcic.

Witnesses describe killings of Croat civilians by Bosnian Moslem army in 1993, for which the Hague tribunal may soon indict at least three Moslem soldiers.

Croatian pilots, claiming they are overstretched and underpaid, are threatening to go on strike.

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