The new Yugoslav government's telecommunications minister Boris Tadic has announced that the country's airwaves will be opened up to foreign entities. A group of experts has been assembled to draw up new broadcasting legislation in line with EU countries.
Tadic also announced that he will annul all licences in Yugoslavia (which comprises Serbia and Montenegro) on June 1, forcing existing broadcasters to make new bids.
There are currently about 300 TV and 700 radio broadcasters in Serbia which operate with or without a licence. Many are local commercial TV stations that air VHS copies of pirated movies and video clips.