Local Press DigestBosnia
SARAJEVO, May 4, 2000 (Rtr)
DNEVNI AVAZSerb republic
There are only three more days for the Bosnians in the Moslem-Croat federation to apply to buy their so called "socially-owned" apartments.
Bosnia's three-man inter-ethnic presidency and the High Representative Wolfgang Petritsch agreed that the central government must be established soon so that economic troubles be overcome, said a presidency adviser Adamir Jerkovic.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said that 34 more politicians have filed their resignations as members of the steering boards of the state-owned firms, bringing their total number to 136.
The Moslem governors of Sarajevo, Tuzla and Gorazde federation cantons will resign following a non-confidence vote by the main board of the Moslem Party for Democratic Action (SDA).
Croatia will allocate some 300 million kuna ($35.5 million) for the Bosnian Croat component of the Moslem-Croat federation army, said Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Goran Granic in an interview.
Federation Prime Minister Edhem Bicakcic has survived a confidence vote of his party due to support of the SDA right-wing members, sources said.
Presidency chairman Alija Izetbegovic said that Moslems need to apologize to Croats and Serbs for the crimes committed against them during 1992-95 war.
Bosnian Serb Finance Minister Novak Kondic said that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund had urged the government to amend the legislation regulating wages, sales and excise taxes.