POLAND

Created: 11/3/1980

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POLAND

Th* lengthy negotiation* on Friday between Solidarityostponed

Although both sides reportedly approached tho talksusinesslike manner, the agreements reachod wero only verbal and tentative and lack detail. On tho most sensitive issueby Solidarity in its charter of the leading role of theregime ueomod toy that the Supreme Court would resolve tho issue onovember. Union leader Lech Walesa has said that thcovember "strike alert" will remain in effect. (C)

Th* Tnment may hope that it can work out this week with the moderates ln o accept some reference to the egime also may hope it can turn public -trlke and reportedly will undertake aemphasizing that Solidarity is nowthat tho new union should start actingtno regime does not int*nd to compromise, it hasto preparetrike.

Th* apparent lack of specific agreements probably will not weaken the resolve of the more militant members ? Solidarity. They will point to the government'sas just another effort to stall and as anthat it cannot be trusted. The militants probably

any dramatic action by Solidarity beforeovember; the moderates will argue thatth* regime must be given another chanc* to show its willingness to cooperate. The Solidarity leadership will meet again this evening to discuss tactics.

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If Kania got Brezhnev's blessing for the concessions needed toeneral strike, he succeeded in making the Soviets party to the latest effort to appease the union. He also made it easlor for Warsaw to live with the shrill criticism emanating from East Berlin and Prague. MM*

Should the regime find itself under new pressure for concessions that go beyond what Kania appears to have extracted from Moscow, the Polish leadership may beerious jam. The coming days should provideof the direction the Polish crisis cay take. They include:

Signs that the verbal understanding is taking root or fraying.

Whether the Supreme Court registers the charter byovember as agreed on Friday.

Evidence how East Berlin and Prague react to the situation. Thoir continued criticism could pressure Moscow to reconsider theset for Kania to conciliate the union.

East German Reaction

The East Germans continue to warn the Poles and the East German populace that the Soviets and East Germans

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_ the party newspaper Neuaa Dautaahiana last Wednesday used very harph language to make this point. The paper printed an alleged surma ry of an article that appeared in the Polish Aray daily paper to stress that Poland is in the Soviet sphere of interest and has "allies on all sides" who are concerned about Polish internal security. The article also makes clear that the government will continue to limit tho East German populace's personal contacts with Poles and Wast Germans. f_

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East. Gerran party leader McnccXeri

were aorogaunga trBatyTfiTn Poland that provided for visa-free travel for Poles and East Germans in partalleged antisoclalist groups in Poland were misusing the treaty to disseminate anti-Conmunist and anti-Soviet slogans outside Poland. The party leader also justified the regime's action by saying thatparticularly the West launched an intense propaganda campaign to denigrate the accomplishments of socialism in Poland and that this campaign is also directed against East Germany. Public reaction in East Germany to the government's responses to tho ovent3 in Poland could cause thenervous andto overreact.

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