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Massive Search for Djindjic Killers

Serbian police are stepping up an extensive manhunt to find the killers of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic. Fifty-six people suspected of involvement in Wednesday’s assassination have already been arrested but several ringleaders, as well as the suspected assassins, are still at large. The government has accused a criminal gang linked to allies of former President Slobodan Milosevic of organising the killing. The investigation continued as ceremonies were held in memory of Mr Djindjic, ahead of his funeral on Saturday. There are reports that former Yugoslav Interior Minister Zoran Zivkovic will be nominated to replace him as prime minister and leader of the Democratic Party. Serbian newspaper Glas Yavnosti said Mr Zivkovic, who is seen as a reformer and ally of the late prime minister, was the only candidate for the post. Meanwhile Greece, the current holder of the rotating European Union presidency, has called on EU ambassadors to meet in Belgrade to discuss the problem of organised crime. Full Story

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