The European Community called for an end to the...

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- The European Community called for an end to the conflict in Yugoslavia Friday and laid down three conditions for future aid to the country, the official news agency Tanjug said.

An EC delegation of three Foreign Ministers -- Luxembourg's Jacques Poos, Italy's Gianni de Michelis and Hans van den Broek of Holland met Yugoslav prime minister Ante Markovic late Friday.


Tanjug said 'they expressed a readiness to immediately support Yugoslavia with a resolution if by tomorrow three conditions are realized:

'- That the military stops activity and returns to barracks.

'- That breakaway republics (Croatia and Slovania suspend their decisions on secession.

'- Constitutional order is installed by the election of a Yugoslav state president.'

Tanjug said the foreign minsiters' statement did not mention Stjepan Mesic, the Croat, whose scheduled sucession to the rotating post of president of the eight-man collective federal presidency was blocked by Serbia.

Tanjug said Mesic was mentioned directly in talks between de Michaelis and Slobodan Milosevic, the radical President of Serbia.

He told him that a democratic solution to the crisis of preserving the territorial territorial integrity of Yugoslavia was possible only if there were a renewal of a dialogue between the republics and if Mesic was duly installed as state president, Tanjug said.


Earlier, at French insistence, a draft statement from the EC also called for the respect of Yugoslavia's territorial integrity and urged an intensification of the democratization process, especially in the area of economic reforms.

'The Community should not be opposed to self-determination but neither should it be accused of treating territorial integrity lightly,' French President Francois Mitterrand said.

EC officials said the 12 heads of government gathered in Luxembourg for their bi-annual summit had decided to freeze some $925 million aid to Belgrade, but the draft statement issued later Friday indicated a final decision to immediately suspend aid had not been made.

Officials said Mitterrand argued that it would be counter productive to stop the aid before the delegation had a chance to meet with Yugoslav officials. The officials said Germany, which had originally insisted on an immediate aid cut off, now appeared willing to ait for the results of the mission.

But the officials made it clear that the $925 million in assistance, mainly for improvements to Yugoslavia's transportation infrastructure, would be discontinued if the delegation returned without positive results.

'A moratorium concerning the decisions taken by Croatian and Slovanian authorities accompanied by a return of national army troops to their barracks would be of a nature to facilitate the resumption of dialogue,' the statement said.


The EC leaders also urged the 34-member states of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe 'to encourage the efforts to find a negotiated solution between the parties' to the conflict.

'This time we should not just launch one of the usual appeals,' Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti told his colleagues. 'The world is full of too many appeals that remain unheard.'

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