Magazine article Canadian Dimension

Not-as-Yet-Installed Democratic Opposition of Serbia Members Sell out Yugoslavia's People's Rights to Nato, Charge Critics

Magazine article Canadian Dimension

Not-as-Yet-Installed Democratic Opposition of Serbia Members Sell out Yugoslavia's People's Rights to Nato, Charge Critics

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Members of the Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS) have forwarded a "Letter of Intent" to World Bank, IMF and NATO representatives, which, NATO-opponents charge, establishes conditions by which all of Yugoslavia financial holdings would arrive under the control of Western consignees and donors.

According to Michel Chossudovsky and Jared Israel of the Internet site, The Emperor's New Clothes (www.tenec.net), prospective DOS Finance Minister Mladjan Dinkic and Dr. Dragoslav Avramonic, an economist in Zoran Djindjic's "Alliance for Change," attended a "donor conference" trade mission in Bulgaria shortly after the Yugoslav elections. Avramonic, reports United Press International, delivered a "Memorandum on Economic and Financial Policies" to the conference, which, say Chossudovsky and Israel, is not permissible given that only a finance minister selected by Parliament has the legal right to deliver letter of intent to World Bank, IMF and NATO donors.

Both Chossudovsky and Israel charge that NATO countries want to impose, following the acceptance of Washington's political demands, the end of government price controls, the introduction of "free markets" without any protection for businesses or farmers from off-loading foreign goods, a directed freeze on credit to businesses, as well as the forced liquidation of industries and businesses -- both public and private.

In addition, Chossudovsky and Israel state Avramovic's memorandum will serve to sever all Yugoslav "social protection," including no government spending on medical care, food and heating and transportation. …

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