YUGOSLAVIA: Balkan Bugaboo

Because of frequent raids on Serbian territory by the Bulgarian Comitadji*, Yugo-Slavia sent a stiff ultimatum to Bulgaria, declaring that unless these raids ceased Yugo-Slavia would cross the frontier. A war was thought to be averted by the prompt mediation of Premier Poincaré of France, who suggested a conference for this week to settle the question. Both Governments agreed.

*The Bulgarian Comitadji are militant bodies of Macedonian Irredentists under the leadership of one Todor Alexandrof. The Sofia Government is unable to control them owing to their bases being situated in mountain fastnesses.

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