SERBIA FAILS TO GET BACKING ON FEDERATION
Serbia's quest to build a new Yugoslavia out of the ashes of the old federation has foundered after two key republics dismissed the plan as irrelevant. Government sources in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia say they will press on with their goal to follow Croatia and Slovenia to independence.Skip to next paragraph
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The 8.5 million Serbs inside and outside Serbia have battled to preserve the Yugoslav state. But Serbia and its small ally Montenegro now seem the only republics willing to seek a new Yugoslav association.
Bosnia is expected this week to name a date for an independence referendum, and the Macedonian parliament voted Wednesday to withdraw its members from the Yugoslav parliament.