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14 Jun 1999 description

Today at 11 am a humanitarian aid convoy comprising over 50 vehicles coming from Macedonia and accompanied by the Austrian Ambassador to Macedonia, Dr. Harald Kotschy, crossed the border into Kosovo.

Several aid organisations, including UNHCR and FOCUS, an operation organised jointly by Austria, Switzerland, Russia and Greece, are participating in the action. FOCUS provided six lorries loaded with supplies for this convoy, the first to reach Kosovo. Essential mine clearing operations are to clear the way for the Kosovo Albanians, willing to reach their homeland immediately.

30 Mar 1999 description

In a joint press release, Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Wolfgang Schuessel and Austrian Interior Minister Karl Schloegl today pledged immediate support for refugees from Kosovo.

The Austrian Government will provide an emergency aid of 10 Mio. Austrian Schilling (approx. $ 800,000) as instant support for the refugees in Albania and Macedonia.

According to Mr. Schuessel, Austria would also be prepared to join a European Union initiative for refugees from Kosovo. Mr.