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Vuk DRASKOVIC Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro, Belgrade


1968 graduated from the Law Faculty in Belgrade
1969-1980 Journalist with the National News Agency "Tanjug". He was a
  Tanjug correspondent for more than three years
1980 decided to quit journalism and devote his time to literary writing
 In 1990 Vuk Draskovic neglected book-writing to found the Serbian Renewal Movement party. During the ten years long struggle against the regime of Slobodan Milosevic he lead Democratic opposition parties of Serbia. He strongly opposed the wars, war crimes and ethnic cleanings in the former Yugoslavia. The Milosevic regime murdered several dozen of the leading members of the Serbian Renewal Movement party and Mr. Vuk Draskovic himself was arrested twice (in 1991 and 1993). The second time his wife Danica was also arrested and they were both subjected to the most brutal torture in police custody. His wife Danica and himself were released thanks to the pressure exerted by the most influential international community officials including the USA President Bill Clinton, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, French President Francois Mitterrand and his wife Danielle, Greek Prime Minister Constantin Mitsotakis, British Prime Minister John Major and many other who advocated their release most resolutely.
 In October 1999 and in June 2000 Slobodan Milosevic ordered the secret police to assassinate Mr. Draskovic when four of Mr. Draskovic s closest associates were murdered.
since 1990 Member of the Parliament of Serbia three times
insisting on the cantonization of Kosovo
 He has been in favour of Serbia and Montenegro joining the   Partnership for Peace  and NATO as well as of its participation in the fight against global terrorism.
 He advocated all-round relations with the USA, European Union, Russia, Japan, China, countries of the   third world  and the Balkan neigbouring countries.
since 1996 Mr. Draskovic has committed himself to the fulfillment of all obligations towards the Hague Tribunal and he has reaffirmed that committment.


His novels "The Judge", "Knife", "Prayer", "Russian Consul" and "The Night of the General" were bestsellers in the country and abroad. Some of them were translated into English, French, Russian, Greek, Romanian, Czech and many other languages.