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Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-00810A007500820008-4 INFORMATION REPORT INFORMATION REPORT CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 25X1 This material contains information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage Laws, Title 18, U.S.C. Sees. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. S-E-C-R-E-T COUNTRY Yugoslavia SUBJECT DATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED DATE ACQUIRED 1. While the Yugoslav Government has, on the surface, relaxed controls over the individual, it has resorted to a system which in practice exerts tighter control over the populace. To control an enterprise or associa- tion, the Federation of Communists of Yugoslavia (FCY) pickss.:out'.keliable Party members and presents them to the enterprise or association prior to an election of officials. FCY cell members in the enterprise, by force of threats, pressure the non-Party members of the enterprise to vote for their slate of officials. At the same time they prevent non-Party mem- bers from presenting themselves as candidates for the election. Thus, a predetermined set of Party members are elected to managerial positions and are in a position to effectively control the activities of the mem- bers of the enterprise or association. 2. The authority of the directors of commercial enterprises aas been strengthened considerably during recent months. This resulted from the fact that the Workers' Councils started to interpret the law literally and had begun to act as if they were the actual owners of the factories and enterprises. Since it -is.: a very rare case where the Communists are a majority in any factory or enterprise, the regime was faced with the possibility of losing control of the factories and enterprises. The regime's solution to this problem was to invest the directors with more authority, chapgigg any director who did not comply with the directives of the FCY. Activity of the FCY cells in enterprises and institutions has been intensified since November-December 1954. Before that time, the cells use to meet once a month; now they meet once a week. Evidence of their intensified activity is shown by the fact that Party members back the decisions of the director of their enterprise and exert psychological pressure on the workers and members of the Workers' Council who criti- cize or oppose the decision of the director. REQUIREMENT NO. REPORT DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAGES REFERENCES 28 July 1955 25X1 II i 25X1 (Note: Washington distribution indicated by "X"; Field distribution by "## ".) INFORMATION REPORT r ? REPORT Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-00810A007500820008-4 Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007500820008-4 Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007500820008-4