CEOL - EU expands travel ban for Yugoslav elite

BRUSSELS, Dec 8, 1999 -- (RFE/RL) The EU on December 6 expanded its list of Yugoslav citizens banned from receiving EU visas from 305 to 688 persons. Several individuals on the original list were dropped from the new one. Brussels first imposed the visa ban in 1998 as a form of embargo directed at Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, his family, top government officials, businessmen, media figures, and others believed closely tied to the regime. It is widely believed in Serbia that the visa ban has proven particularly irritating to the elite.

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