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MILS NEWS Skopje, July 23.2010

MACEDONIA WILL BE ABSTINENT REGARDING THE DECISION OF THE


INTERNATIONAL COURT

FOR KOSOVO

"Macedonia will be abstinent regarding the decision of the International Court

for Justice about Kosovo", stated yesterday the representatives of the

Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). As "Dnevnik" writes, the same

stance was expressed by the Macedonian Ambassador in Serbia Ljubisha

Georgjievski in the statements for the Serbian media.

According to A-1 TV, it is expected the EU diplomats in the next days to analyze

the decision of the International Court with which the legitimacy of the

independence of Kosovo is confirmed in depth. Although official Belgrade and

Pristine refute the speculations for possible division of Kosovo, the diplomats

in Brussels are concerned for the stability of the region. They consider that

due to the current situation in the region it is necessary the name dispute
between Macedonia and Greece to be urgently resolved. The diplomats in Brussels

consider that Macedonia should accept a compromised solution for the dispute and

in November when the NATO summit will be held, it to become member state of the

Alliance, with which it will secure its borders and stability, reported A-1 TV.

MACEDONIA AND GREECE ARE LEADING A SECRET DIPLOMACY FOR SOLUTION OF


THE NAME

DISPUTE?

Parallel with the more often meetings of the Prime Ministers and the Minister of

Foreign Affairs of Macedonia and Greece, a secret diplomacy is leaded between

the both countries for resolution of the name dispute, writes "Dnevnik", calling

upon Greek Internet pages. The representatives of the Macedonian Ministry of

Foreign Affairs (MFA) neither confirmed, nor refuted these information, and

representatives from the Greek MFA stated that they do not want to comment such

scenarios, writes "Dnevnik".

The Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou for his representative in the secret

negotiations chose his long year corroborator Alex Rondos who has a strong

diplomatic relations with the USA, but it is not known who the representative of

the Macedonian side is. The name Republic of Vardar Macedonia is in the focus of

the secret negotiations. The mediator Matthew Nimetz and the official

negotiators of the both sides wait for the outcome of the secret negotiations

and if they give result then Nimetz through the UN officially will present a

proposal for resolution of the name dispute. The diplomats are attentive in the

forecasts about the outcome of the negotiations regarding the position of the

both sides which by now do not promise progress in the resolution of the

dispute, writes "Dnevnik" calling upon foreign diplomats.


THE FRENCH MINISTER PIERRE LELLOUCHE IN MACEDONIA - THE EU DOES NOT
WANT TO

IMPORT ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS

The diplomats in the EU are concerned due to the possibility in the Union to be

imported additional problems with the country candidates or some member state of

the Union has. As TV Alsat M reported, this is the message which yesterday has

said the French Minister of European Affairs Pierre Lellouche to the Macedonian

politicians.

Lellouche met with the Deputy Prime Minister of European Affairs Vasko

Naumovski, the President Gjorge Ivanov and the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

"We want the citizens of Macedonia to enter in the European family prepared. The

ball is on your side and try to play better than the French representation",

stated Lellouche after the meeting with Naumovski. He added that the name

dispute needs to be resolved from Skopje and Athens and no one other will mix in

the resolution of this dispute. Lellouche also stated that the Macedonian

Government should keep up the pace of the reforms, i.e. not to allow regression

of this process. Naumovski on the other hand stated that Macedonia remains

dedicated on the European agenda and the reforms, regardless of the fact whether

it will begin the negotiations with the EU this or the next year. Naumovski and

Lellouche assessed that the relations between Macedonia and France are good, but

that the economic cooperation needs to be intensified.

THE PARLIAMNET TODAY WILL DISCUSS FOR THE COMMISSION FOR INQUIRY AND
THE RULES

OF PROCEDURE

The Speaker Trajko Veljanovski for today arranged the parliamentary session on

which it will be discussed about the changes in the parliamentary Rules of


Procedure and for the forming of the Commission for Inquiry which should clear

up the incident which has happened on the 1st of July in the Parliament. As A-1

TV reported, the MPs of SDSM stated yesterday that they will vote for the

forming of the Commission for Inquiry, but not for the changes in the

parliamentary Rules of Procedure. Such stance of the SDSM followed after the MPs

from this party and the MPs from VMRO-DPMNE did not manage to agree about the

forming of a parliamentary commission which would control the spending of the

money from the State budget. The representatives of SDSM stated that obviously

the Government does not want to have a control on the spending of the state

money, while MPs from VMRO-DPMNE stated that they have made enough
concession

and that the requests from SDSM are exaggerated, reported A-1 TV.

THE PRIME MINISTER REFUTED THE INFORMATION THAT THERE WILL BE A


RECONSTRUCTION

OF THE GOVERNMENT

"There will be no reconstruction of the Government. The information which have

appeared regarding this issue are pure speculations", stated yesterday the Prime

Minister Nikola Gruevski.

As "Netpress" reported, Gruevski give the statements after information that on

autumn there will be a reconstruction of the Government, i.e. change and

transfer of more Ministers appeared in the media.

NIKOLA GRUEVSKI - CASES FROM THE HAGUE WILL BE RESOLVED FROM THE
COURTS

The Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski yesterday refuted the speculations that the

leader of DUI Ali Ahmeti is making a pressure on him in order the cases which
the Hague Tribunal has returned to Macedonia to be resolved by the 2nd of

August, i.e. to the holiday "Ilinden".

"I do not want to comment pressures that do not exist", stated Gruevski. As

"Dnevnik" writes, Gruevski did not give a concrete answer whether for VMRO-
DPMNE

the request the Parliament to discuss about the cases from The Hague is

acceptable and whether he has talked about that with Ahmeti.

THE BASIC COURT ONCE AGAIN REFUSED TO OPEN A NEW COURT PROCESS FOR
THE CASE

"SOPOT"

The Basic Court in Skopje once again refused the request of the lawyers of a new

trial for the case "Sopot" to be hold. Such decision means that the Basic Court

did not accept the request of the Court of Appeals to reexamine its previous

decision with which the request for new court process for the case "Sopot" is

refused. On the basis of the appeal from the lawyers the Court of Appeals

previously established that there were procedural irregularities in the court

process which was led in the Basic Court. In this court process seven persons

are convicted on prison punishments, from whom six are convicted in absence,

reported TV Alsat M.

Commenting the last decision of the Basic Court, the lawyer of the convicted

persons Vulnet Pachoku, stated that he will once again file an appeal to the

decision of the Basic Court.

CLOSED THE FILE FOR THE FIRE IN THE MONASTERY "ST. JOVAN BIGORSKI"

The Public Prosecution adopted a decision to close the file about the fire in

the monastery "St. Jovan Bigorski", reported TV Alfa. The investigation has
showed that the fire was caused by dysfunctional electrical installation and it

is established that the speculations that someone set the fire are baseless. In

accordance with the results from the investigation, the Public Prosecution has

adopted a resolution according to which the fire which has happened on the 30th

of September 2009 is a consequence of more circumstances, and mostly of a

dysfunctional electrical installation, reported TV Alfa.

GRUEVSKI REFUTED THE ACCUSATION OF CVETANOV

The Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski yesterday refuted that accusations from the

former director of the Directorate for prevention of money laundering, Vane

Cvetanov that he protects the criminal and that due to that he has dismissed

Cvetanov from the function.

"The claims of Cvetanov are fully incorrect. We have never protected any kind of

criminal. He attacks and insults because he is enraged because he is dismissed

from function. The dismissal of Cvetanov is made on the base of the date from

the Commission for Anti Corruption (CAC) for unlawful working of Cvetanov. We

have made checks of these data and it was shown that they are true", stated

Gruevski. As TV Kanal 5 reported, he stated that in the future he will not have

tolerance for anyone who is working unlawfully, regardless of it is about

members of VMRO-DPMNE or other parties.

QUARRELS BETWEEN VMRO-DPMNE AND SDSM FOR THE AFFIARS "REK BITOLA"
AND "ILIEVSKI"

The Minister of Defense Zoran Konjanovski yesterday refused to respond to a

reporter's question - whether he was aware for the criminal in the thermal power

plant "REK Bitola" which has happened there while he was director. "It is now

out job to established whether there was or not criminal in the thermal power
plant, but that should be established by the authorized institutions", stated

Konjanovski.

As A-1 TV reported, the representatives of the oppositional SDSM yesterday

expressed accusations that the criminal charges against 12 former and current

managers of "REK Bitola" for criminal in the value of EUR 7 million are result

from an internal clash in VMRO-DPMNE, and not to the governmental fight against

the corruption. "How is it possible members of the family Ilievski to be

arrested because on their field a "wide hemp" is found, and not to be arrested

12 directors who are suspected that they have made malverzations in value of EUR

7 million", stated Andrej Petrov of SDSM. According to A-1 TV ,the statement of

Petrov comes after the Public Prosecution did not request the 12 suspect persons

for criminal in "REK Bitola" to be arrested, but it is enabled they to defend

themselves from freedom.

As "Vecer" writes, previously Konjanovski on the press conference expressed

accusations against SDSM that it once again applies the system of destruction of

Bitola which it has started to use 20 years ago."SDSM is guilty that in Bitola

large number of companies were closed and thousands of people were left without

job. SDSM destroyed the agriculture in Bitola, SDSM is guilty for the affair

"TAT" due to which 12.000 people left without their saving.... SDSM continues with

such policy these days defending Dusko Ilievski who is suspected that he has

produced drug, who is convicted for family violence and who is suspected for

thefts", stated Konjanovski.

Andrej Petrov of SDSM yesterday stated that SDSM has no intention to comment

such lies and fabrication.

FIVE MUNICIPALITY COUNCILORS FROM VMRO-DPMNE AND SPM RESIGNED FROM


THE FUNCTIONS
Five officials of Prilep, members of the governing parties VMRO-DPMNE and SPM,

yesterday submitted resigns from the functions from the Council of the

Municipality of Bitola. Goce Inglizov, Sonja Blazevska, Sase Nikolovski, Branko

Neskovski and Ilija Bogatinovski resigned from the councilors functions and

decided to keep only the director functions of the state institutions, reported

A-1 TV.

They yesterday have stated to cancel from the double functions because their

parties have decided so, and not because of the request of the Commission for

Anti Corruption and the media. "With the resigns of the councilors functions we

have proved that for us the state or the municipalities functions are not

priority, but the prosperity of the state", stated Goce Inglizov.

THE SUPREME COURT ANNULED THE VERDICT FOR THE EX-MAYOR OF THE
MUNICIPALITY OF

AERODROM KIRIL TODOROVSKI

The Supreme Court yesterday annulled the verdict with which the ex-mayor of the

Municipality of Aerodrom, Kiril Todorovski (VMRO-DPMNE) was convicted on three

years in prison due to bribe of EUR 100.000. Todorovski who was almost for a

year in a prison, stated that he is very pleased that the justice has won and

that he will not have to spend two more years in prison. He has expressed

conviction that on the repeated court process it would be proved that he is

innocent and that the court process against him is mounted.

As TV Kanal 5 reported, the verdict of Todorovski is annulled because the Public

Prosecution has withdrawn the accusation for criminal association. Due to this

the evidences against Todorovski which were made with secret taping were no
more

valid.
Except Todorovski for taking bribe also was convicted the Inspector for urbanism

in the Municipality of Aerodrom, Saso Stojcevski and there will be a retrial for

him too, reported TV Kanal 5.

EIGHT MILLION EUROS INVESTED IN THE RENOVATION OF THE PRISON "SKOPJE"

The Minister of Justice Mihajlo Manevski yesterday was in visit of the prison

"Skopje" in the Skopje settlement Suto Orizati, during which the results of the

project for renovation and modernization of the prison were presented to the

reporters. "Through a project in value of EUR 8 million are modernized the

sanitary areas and the areas in which the prisoners meet with their lawyers, a

new alarm system for blocking of mobile phones is set, additional 56 cameras for

video observation, a new sport hall is opened, and in the cells there are new

floors. The modernization for which Macedonia has received a loan of EUR 46

million from the Bank of the Council of Europe is going according to the plan,

and these money are spend maximally reasonable", stated Manevski.

As A-1 TV reported, during the getting round of Manevski and the reporters of

the prison, one prisoner called the reporters to see the bad conditions in his

cell. However, that was not enabled, and Manevski stated that it is about a

prisoner with psychological problems. Manevski refuted that the urgent

renovation of the prison is made due to the fact that by the end of the summer a

control from the European international organizations will be made in it. By now

they have several times given bad marks about the condition in the Macedonian

prisons, reported TV Alfa.

THE REDUNDANT WORKERS BLOCKED KUMANOVO

Group of redundant workers from the association "UNIT" from Kumanovo yesterday
blocked the entries and the exits from Kumanovo for two hours, requesting their

social status to be resolved. As "Dnevnik" writes, they are demonstrating for

eight months, but by now they have not received a positive answer. The redundant

workers announced that the next Thursday they will come in Skopje and will

demonstrate outside of the Parliament because on the agenda of the Parliament

will be the MPs questions. "We want to request an answer from the Prime Minister

Nikola Gruevski and the Minister Gordana Jankulovska why our status is not

resolved and why pressure is made on us", stated that President of "UNIT"

Ljiljana Gjorgjioska. She has requested the union organizations and institutions

which deal with the protection of the human rights to help the redundant worker

to achieve their rights.

(end)

Mils news July 23, 2010

MILS Supplement

"Vreme" July 22, 2010

"ALEXANDER AS A GIFT FOR GREECE"

In a sign of good will the Government should give the memorial of Alexander the

Great as a gift to Athens to show that its wants to give up from the

antiqvisation and that it is serious in its intents to solve the bilateral

dispute. With such proposal yesterday came part of the nongovernmental sector,

which considers that the responsibility for the resolution of the name dispute

is at the Government, which possessed all the relevant information for the

process and its has the term for its final ending, which should happen in the
next few months.

Lidija Dimova from the Centre for European education emphasizes that the name

dispute should be resolve immediately and in one broader strategy with Greece.

According to her, the Government needs to lobby at Brussels in order the

solution of the name dispute to be put in the package with a time frame until

when the country should become part of the Union, and the opposition to include

itself more actively in the finding of a solution.

"Through the time frame for accession in the Union, it should be explained to

the people that the compromise is unconditional. We need immediately to recruit

Greece to be our country lobbyist because the idea Western Balkan in the EU

until 2014 was its. That should be lobbied on the level of the EU and a time

frame to be made and a date to be set when the Western Balkan will become part

of the EU. The fact that you are receiving a new name will be accepted

differently if you know that it goes in a package with a certain deadline for

membership in the EU", considers Dimova.

The nongovernmental organizations emphasized that after the adoption of the

Lisbon Treaty the EU waits a successful story to activate the European agenda

for the enlargement of the Western Balkan. But, regarding the fact that there is

nothing from the hope that to be Macedonia, they are turning towards Monte

Negro.

On the necessity for resolution of the bilateral dispute with Greece yesterday

pointed out also Gerald Knaus, the President of the European Stability

Initiative (ESI). According to him, Macedonia deserves to start the negotiations

with the EU, but that at the moment that is impossible without previously

finding of a mutually acceptable solution. He also points out that Serbia has a

similar problem, because more and more countries hide behind the unsolved
problem with Kosovo to slow down its Euro integration.

"However, there is one positive thing, and that it is in the interest of Greece

Macedonia to make a progress and the present Government in Athens seems to be

more prepared than all the previous Governments to find a compromise. Even

maybe, it would be prepared not to insist on constitutional change of the name

as a solution for the dispute", assesses Knaus........

(end)

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MILS NEWS Skopje, July 22, 2010

THE PRIME MINISTER CAMERON ENCOURAGED THE MACEDONIAN GOVERNMENT TO


FIND A

COMPROMISE WITH GREECE

The new British Prime Minister David Cameron sent a letter to the Prime

Minister Nikola Gruevski in which he encourages the Macedonian Government to

reach a compromised solution for the name dispute with Greece. "Our Minister

for Europe who has recently visited Macedonia was encouraged by your

dedication for finding a mutually acceptable solution for the name dispute.

I
understand that this is a tough issue. Your leadership will receive

recognition if you reach an agreement for this dispute", it is said in the

letter sent as a respond to the greeting card from Gruevski on the occasion

of the undertaking of the Prime Minister function from Cameron.

As TV Kanal 5 reported, Cameron in the letter expressed the support of Great

Britain for the membership of Macedonia in the EU and NATO and saluted the

progress which the country has made receiving a recommendation from the

European Commission for start of the negotiations with the EU. He in the

letter expressed gratitude for the contribution of Macedonia in the NATO

mission in Afghanistan.

THE PRESIDENT GJORGE IVANOV WILL NOT GO ON CELEBRATION IN THE


MONASTERY

"PROHOR PCINSKI"
Neither the President Gjorge Ivanov, nor any official Macedonian delegation

will go on the 2nd of August in the monastery "Prohor Pcinski" in Serbia so

that they will held celebration on the occasion of the anniversary from the

holding of ASNOM, reported TV Kanal 5.

The representatives from the Cabinet of Ivanov did not want to tell anything

else regarding this issue, except that he has cancelled the visit to the

monastery.

Unofficially, the visit of Ivanov and the Macedonian delegation of the

monastery is cancelled after the Court of Appeals have confirmed the verdict

of two and a half years in prison for Jovan Vraniskovski. The Serbian

Orthodox Church (SOC) recently appointed Vraniskovski for Serbian exarch in

Macedonia. The President Ivanov did not want to go to the Serbian monastery
so that he can avoid possible provocations from the representatives of the

SOC regarding the case "Vraniskovski", say the sources on which TV Kanal 5

calls upon.

REACHED AN AGREEMENT FOR THE RULES OF PROCEDURE, BUT NOT FOR THE
CONTROL OF

THE SPENDING OF THE MONEY FROM THE BUDGET

The MPs from the governing parties and the opposition yesterday reached an

agreement for the changes in the parliamentary Rules of Procedure, reported

TV Kanal 5. Instead of the request of SDSM the opposition to has a right on

each parliamentary session to propose one topic on the agenda, compromised

solution is reached, it to be able to do that on every second parliamentary

session. However, the MPs did not manage to agree for the forming of the

parliamentary Commission which would control the expenditures of the State


budget and will discuss the audit reports from the working of the stated

institutions. The MPs of SDSM requested a special parliamentary commission

to

be formed for such thing, but the MPs from VMRO-DPMNE did not accept this

request. They have proposed instead of forming a special commission, to be

formed a subcommittee which would work in the frames of the parliamentary

Commission for finances and budget.

As TV Kanal 5 reported, representatives of VMRO-DPMNE yesterday stated that

they consider that an agreement for the changes on the parliamentary Rules

of

Procedure and for the forming of the Commission for Inquiry which should

examine the incident from the Parliament from the 1st of July is reached.

They have stated that a parliamentary session on which the decision for the

Commission and the Rules of Procedure should be adopted, and in the meantime
a mechanism for control of the spending of the money from the budget is

searched.

However, the MPs from SDSM did not accept such thing and they consider that

firstly all the open issues should be resolved and then the Parliament to

adopt a decision for adoption of the agreed solutions. It is expected today

to continue the consultations for the open issues, reported TV Kanal 5.

DUI IS MAKING A PRESSURE FOR CLOSING OF THE CASES WHICH THE HAGUE
TRIBUNAL

HAS RETURNED TO MACEDONIA

"The leader of DUI Ali Ahmeti is making a pressure on Nikola Gruevski the

cases which the Hague Tribunal has returned to Macedonia to be closed by the

beginning of the next month. Ahmeti requests these cases to be closed


through

authentic interpretation of the Law on Amnesty from the Parliament. Ahmeti

has received principal agreement from the parties from the Macedonian

political bloc regarding this issue", stated a high representative of DUI

for

"Dnevnik". He stated that if the court procedure for these cases in

Macedonia

continues it is possible there to be political destabilization of the

country. According to "Dnevnik", representatives of VMRO-DPMNE refused to

comment the possibility for any kind of agreement for closing of the cases

from The Hague, and representatives of SDSM stated that they have not talked

with DUI on that topic.

The closing of the cases from The Hague is one of the requests which Ahmeti

has publically presented in front of Gruevski emphasizing that such thing is


necessary due to relaxation of the multiethnic relations, however the

membership of VMRO-DPMNE is categorically against such thing. On the other

hand the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski is afraid that if he does not accept

the request of Ahmeti the coalition of VMRO-DPMNE and DUI can fall apart and

Branko Crvenkovski can make a coalition with Ahmeti promising that he will

closed the cases from the Hague, writes "Dnevnik".

Representatives of SDSM did not want to tell the stance of SDSM for the

cases

of The Hague, emphasizing that it should be resolved from VMRO-DPMNE and DUI

which are coalitional partners in the Government. The leader of NSDP Tito

Petkovski on the other hand stated that the problem cannot be solved with an
authentic interpretation of the Law on Amnesty, but the courts should solve

these cases. Representatives of LDP refuted that they have talked with DUI

for this issue, writes "Dnevnik".

According to TV Alsat M, the closing of the cases from The Hague, opening

for

a new court process for the case "Sopot" and solution of the status of the

former members of the ONA are the requests which Ali Ahmeti has presented in

front of the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. The Minister of Labor and

Social

Policy Xhelal Bajrami yesterday stated that he expects there to be a soon

solution of this issues. He stated that representatives of DUI and

VMRO-DPMNE

continuously talk about solution of the social statues of the former members
of ONA and he expects that an acceptable solution will be reached. He did

not

say when it is expected an agreement for this issues, but he added that the

quick solution will contribute for the stability of the country and the

region.

SOON A RECONSTRUCTION OF THE GOVERNMENT?

The change from the function of the governmental Spokesman Sefik Duraku can

open the road for reconstruction of the Government which should end in

September. The reconstruction of the Government should be made through

resigns from functions of several Ministers and Deputy Ministers. On the

list

for change are: the Minister of Ecology Nexhati Jakupi, the Minister of

Labor

and Social Policy Xhelal Bajrami, the Deputy Minister of Education Lindita
Qazimi and the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Xhevat Buchi, reported

TV

Alsat M calling upon sources from DUI.

Such claims are refuted from the Deputy Prime Minister Abdulaqim Ademi. He

assessed that it is about speculations which have a goal to cause division

and disagreements in DUI.

According to "Spic" soon a big reconstruction of the Government is expected

in which will be encompassed Ministers and governmental official from the

lower ranks. The newspaper writes that the change of the Minister of Justice

Mihajlo Manevski is sure, and on his place should be appointed Todor

Vitlarov

from Stip who is a member of the Council of prosecutors and close friend to

the family Mijalkovi and the family Manevski. It is possible on the place of
Manevski to be appointed the current Minister of Internal Affairs Gordana

Jankulovska and on her place to be appointed the Chief of the police in

Stip,

Zvonko Kasirski, who is friend of the Chief of the security of the Prime

Minister Nikola Gruevski, Dejan Mitrovski Urko. The second variant is less

possible than the first one, writes "Spic".

WHY THE GOVERNMENTAL SPOKESMAN SEFIK DURAKU WAS DISMISSED FROM


FUNCTION?

The Deputy Prime Minister Abdulaqim Ademi stated yesterday that the

Government adopted the decision for dismissal of the governmental Spokesman

Sefik Duraku, on the base of the decision of the leadership of DUI, reported

TV Alsat M. In the meantime Sefik Duraku announced that he was a founder and
high official in DUO and he will continue to be a high official of DUI. "I

consider that changes should always be looked as a positive thing", it is

said in the announcement of Duraku. As TV Alsat M reported, on the place of

Duraku the Government yesterday appointed Muhamed Hoxha who by now has

worked

in the Secretariat for implementation of the Framework Agreement.

"Vreme" writes that Duraku most likely will receive a diplomatic post in one

of the Macedonian diplomatic embassies abroad. The newspaper writes that

Duruku was changed on the request of the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and

VMRO-DPMNE because several times he has given statements which were contrary

to the official stance of the Government and to the statements of the other

governmental Spokesman Martin Martinovski.

"Vreme" also writes that the members of VMRO-DPMNE were revolted from Duraku
because on Facebook he has given support for the idea for unification of the

Albanians in Great Albania and due to the disputable statement that

regardless of the decision of the International Court, the independence of

Kosovo is a certain fact.

VANE CVETANOV - THE BLACK SCENARIO FOR THE DIRECTORATE FOR PREVENTION
OF

MONEY LAUNDERING ORDERED BY THE PRIME MINISTER NIKOLA GRUEVSKI

"The black scenario with which in the last year have confronted I and the

Directorate for prevention of money laundering was ordered by the Prime

Minister Nikola Gruevski. The facts have confirmed that the institution

which

goal is the fight against the criminal was destroyed with an intention",
stated yesterday Vane Cvetanov, who left from the function director of the

Directorate for prevention of money laundering on Tuesday. He repeated that

he came into a conflict with the governing structures because instead of

declarative, he wanted to lead a real fight against the criminal. As A-1 TV

reported, Cvetanov has refuted the claims of the President of the Commission

for Anti Corruption (CAC) Ilmi Selami that he has worked illegally and

announced a suit against Selami because regarding his case he has made an

abuse of official duty. Cvetanov stated that it is apparent that Selami

opened a case against him by order of someone else.

Vladimir Atanasov who is appointed on the place of Cvetanov is one of the 29

persons who Cvetanov has employed on the Directorate for prevention of money

laundering (persons temporary employed on the basis of temporary contract).


These illegal employments were one of the reasons due to which the CAC

requested dismissal from function of Cvetanov, reported A-1 TV.

THE PRIME MINISTER NIKOLA GRUEVSKI REQUESTED FROM THE MEMBERS OF


VMRO-DPMNE

TO CANCEL FROM THEIR DOUBLE FUNCTIONS

Directors of public enterprises, state agencies and other state institutions

yesterday were called on an urgent meeting in the Government where the Prime

Minister Nikola Gruevski said to them that those at whom there is a conflict

of interests, i.e. who simultaneously are performing two functions, will

have

to urgently file a resign from one of the functions. The Prime Minister has

repeated the stance which previously has presented VMRO-DPMNE that the
officials will have to resign from one of the functions by the end of the

next month. As A-1 TV reported, on the meeting were present only officials

members of VMRO-DPMNE, and not from DUI and the other coalitional partners

in

the Government.

SDSM - THE PLANT "KANABIS SATIVA" IS GROWING ALSO IN THE YARD OF THE
PUBLIC

ENTERPRISE "KOMUNALEC"

The President of the branch of SDSM in Bitola Basko Kovacevski, requested

yesterday the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Public Prosecution to

undertake measures against the director of the public enterprise "Komunalec"

from Bitola, Jovko Krstevski because in the yard of "Komunalec" is growing

the plant "kanabis sativa". As TV Kanal 5 reported, Kovacevski stated that


the plant most likely is growing on its own in the yard of "Komunalec" just

as it is growing on itself on the field of the family Ilievski. "Because the

police have arrested the members of the family Ilievski because on the field

was found the plant "kanabis sativa" than it should make the same with

Krstevski. The police should not be stopped in its activities from the fact

that Krstevski is coordinator for VMRO-DPMNE for Bitola", stated Kovacevski.

VLADIMIR PESEVSKI - THE BUSINESSMEN HAVE INITIALLY NOT UNDERSTOOD GOOD


THE

CHANGES IN THE LAW ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENTS

"The businessmen have initially not understood good the changes in the Law

on

Public Procurements and that is why they have reacted negatively regarding
them. But, after the Government have explained to the businessmen that it

does not force them to accept postponed deadlines for payment of the

services, but that they will be alone be able to decide whether they will

accept that or not and whether they will participate in the project, there

are no more negative reactions at the businessmen", stated yesterday the

Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Pesevski. As A-1 TV reported, he refuted the

speculations that the Government will make pressures on those businessmen

and

companies which will not agree on postponing of the deadlines for payment.

The statement of Pesevski comes after the representatives of the Chamber of

Commerce of Macedonia assessed that the adopted changes in the Law on Public

Procurements will have a damaging influence on the private companies and

leave space the Government to manipulate with the open competitions.


THE NATIONAL BANK HAS SOLD TREASURY BILLS IN A RECORD VALUE OF 112
MILLION

EUROS

The National Bank of Macedonia (NBM) on the yesterday's auction sold a

record

amount of treasury bills in values of EUR 112 million. From this money the

NBM immediately returned to the banks EUR 100 million which it has owed for

the previously sold treasury bills, reported A-1 TV.

The experts say that the large interest of the banks for treasury bills

shows

that they continue to be the most attractive investments for the banks,

although the interest rates for the treasury bills are reduced.

On the beginning of this month the Government has sold state bills in value

of EUR 36 million, but on the name of debts to be returned it returned EUR

29
million. From these treasury bills 80% were sold to the companies and only

20% to the banks. The experts consider that the small interest of the banks

for the state bills is due to the fact that they did not have enough money

for buying because they have to give money for payment of the dividend of

the

shareholders of "Macedonian Telecom", reported A-1 TV.

THE SOCIALLY JEOPARDIZED FAMILIES WILL RECEIVE INCENTIVES FROM 10 EUROS


PER

MONTH FOR ENERGENSYS

The Minister of Labor and Social Policy Xhelal Bajrami yesterday announced

that the Government has adopted a decision according to which the users of

social assistance will receive EUR 10 per month as a incentive for payment

of

the energensys - electricity, central heating or wood and coal for heating.
"The decision of the Government refers to the period of September-December

this year. We expect the decision to apply in the next year, but that will

depend on the condition of the State budget. These incentives which refer to

about 58.000 socially jeopardized families will cost about EUR 600.000 per

month", stated Bajrami.

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Mils news July 22.2010

MILS Supplement

TV Kanal 5 July 21.2010


"THE MACEDONIAN FLAG UNFURLED IN THE MIDDLE OF THESSALONIKI, HACKER
ATTACK

ON

GOOGLE EARTH"

The Macedonian flag is furling in the centre of Thessaloniki to Beascule on

the 3D animation of Google Earth. The picture today was in all the Greek

sites, which have characterized it as a new provocation from Skopje. The

flag

was put by certain Jovi from Ohrid 10 days ago. He virtually downloaded the

flag from the city centre of Ohrid and set in the city centre of Ohrid.

According to the Thessaloniki newspaper Macedonia the Greek Ministries of

Foreign and Internal Affairs have sent a protest note to Google. And it is

expected, as they say, the error to be repaired.

"The adding of the flag of Skopje on the three dimensional map of the

electronic site Google Earth is one more ridiculous effort the Greek
character of Macedonia to be disputed", says the Deputy Minister of Foreign

Affairs of Greece, Teodora Zakri, for the newspaper Macedonia adds that the

Greek Ministry of Internal Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of

Foreign Affairs communicated with Google the picture to be removed. There

was

also a reaction from the mayor and the Prefect of Thessaloniki but also the

political elite from Northern Greece. They consider the picture with the

Macedonian flag in Thessaloniki for provocation, and they are going even

further saying that through one internet user Macedonia is trying to spread

propaganda. The candidate for mayor of Thessaloniki, Kostas Julekas is

wondering whether maybe this is a prepared act from, as he says for the

newspaper Macedonia, the Macedonian centers which in the past have also

tried

to provoke in this way.


"The Government should react also, each provocation should receive an

appropriate answer", considers the potential mayor of Thessaloniki, from Nea


Democratia.

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THE AMBASSADOR REEKER AN OPTIMIST THAT A QUICK SOLUTION OF THE NAME


DISPUTE IS

POSSIBLE

"Washington has no mediator role in the name dispute and Macedonia and Greece

have capacity to find a solution for the dispute. It is time the process of the

negotiations to be speeded up and solution for the name dispute to be reached in

order Macedonia to be able to move forward. I am convinced that an agreement

will be reached between the both sides and that the dispute could be solved this

year", stated yesterday the American Ambassador in Macedonia Philip Reeker.


As TV Alsat M reported, Reeker stated that now courage and will are needed in

order the dispute to be quickly solved. "This issue must be quickly solved

because the citizens of Macedonia want to feel the benefits of the membership in

the NATO and the EU", stated Reeker during the visit of the company "High Tech"

in the Skopje village of Oresani.

BOZIDAR DIMITROV - SKOPJE WANTS TO GIVE MACEDONIAN PASSPORTS TO 100.000

BULGARIANS IN ALBANIA

"Skopje is giving a lot more Macedonian passports to foreign citizens than Sofia

makes with the Bulgarian passports", stated these days the Bulgarian Minister of

Diaspora Bozidar Dimitrov. As TV Kanal 5 reported, Dimitrov stated that Skopje

is leading a pro Macedonian propaganda in regions in Albania where ethnical

Bulgarians live (Golo Brdo, Mala Prespa and Gora). "Skopje is making efforts as

soon as possible to give Macedonian citizenship of about 100.000 Bulgarians who

live in these regions. On the other hand a large number of Albanians want to

receive Macedonian citizenship since the EU abolished the visa regime for the

citizens of Macedonia. Contrary to Bulgaria which leaves the people to wait for

Bulgarian citizenship three to four years, the officials in Skopje give

Macedonian passports for only two months and for a price of EUR 50. Next year in

Albania there will be a census of the population and Skopje hopes that it will

manage to prove that there is a big Macedonian majority", stated Dimitrov for

the Bulgarian media.

Representatives of the Macedonian Ministry of Internal Affairs refuted such

information emphasizing that the MoI is giving Macedonian passports only to

those who fulfill the legal conditions. "If someone is fulfilling the conditions

can receive the passport not only for two months, but through an urgent
procedure only for two days", stated the representatives from the MoI.

Representatives of the Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that on the

base of Macedonian origin Macedonians in Albania and in all other places can

receive Macedonian passports.

NATIONALISTIC BULGARIAN PARTY "ATAKA" WILL ORGANIZE DEMONSTRATIONS IN


SKOPJE?

The leader of the Bulgarian ultra nationalistic party "Ataka", Volen Sidorov

next month will visit Skopje where to the representatives of the EU in Macedonia

he will complain about the attitude that the Macedonian authorities have towards

the case "Spaska Mitrova". Sidorov will call upon the EU not to start

negotiations with Macedonia, not until Macedonia improves the relations with

Bulgaria and until the altitude of the Macedonian authorities towards the

Bulgarians in Macedonia is improved. It is not excluded Sidorov to organize

demonstrations in Skopje, and it is expected he to receive support from the

Association of the Bulgarian "Radko" which requests to be registered as a party,

writes "Vreme". According to the newspaper, Sidorov wants to meet with several

organizations of the Bulgarians in Macedonia which constantly complain that

cannot fulfill their basic human rights. Sidorov applies for one of the most

controversy politicians in Bulgaria, and his party is in coalition with the

party GERB of Bojko Borisov. Together with Krasimir Karakacanov Sidorov is

leader of the anti Macedonian policy in Bulgaria, writes "Vreme".

THE COURT OF APPEALS CONFIRMED THE PRISON PUNISHMENT FOR JOVAN


VRANISKOVSKI

The Court of Appeals these days confirmed the punishment of two and a half years

in prison for the former Superior of the Macedonian Orthodox Church - Ohrid
Archbishopric (MOC-OA) Jovan Vraniskovski. As TV Kanal 5 reported, the Court of

Appeals confirmed the punishment of the Basic Court from Veles which have

convicted Vraniskovski due to abuse of EUR 250.000 which have belonged to the

MOC-OA and ordered he to return these money to the MOC-OA. The lawyer of

Vraniskovski Vasil Gjorgiev announced an appeal to the Supreme Court but this

appeal does not postpone the performing of the prison punishment.

Vraniskovski these days have left Macedonia and it is not known where he is,

reported TV Kanal 5. According to this television, the unregistered religious

community of Vraniskovski, POA announced yesterday that Vraniskovski is

convicted due to political and not criminal reasons. POA announced that

Macedonia is a country where there is not freedom of religion, nor free

judiciary which has been concluded several times in the reports of the EU and

the USA. According to POA the main guilt of Vraniskovski is that he has

established unity with the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) and has solved the long

term problem between the MOC-OA and SOC.

According to TV Kanal 5, on the occasion of the verdict of Vraniskovski

commented also the Democratic Party of the Serbians in Macedonia (DPSM),

emphasizing that the fight for achievement of the religious rights of the

Serbians in Macedonia has always been followed by obstructions and threats. DPSM

has expressed regrets that the verdict of Vraniskovski was adopted only 10 days

before the holiday "Ilinden" which the Macedonian politicians should celebrate

in the monastery "Prihor Pcinski" in Serbia. "What is the real motive for such

scenario. Whether someone wants to disrupt the relations between Serbia and

Macedonia", it is said in the announcement of DPSM.

According to TV Kanal 5, the celebration of "Ilinden" and "ASNOM" in the

monastery "Prohor Pcinski" by now has often been followed with obstructions and
bans from the SOC. These days representatives of the SOC stated that this year

they will allow Macedonian delegation to held a celebration in the monastery,

however "Vecer" writes that after the announcement of the verdict for

Vraniskovski, unofficial representatives of the SOC stated that most likely it

will not happen.

It is possible the court verdict for Vraniskovski to have a negative influence

on the relations between the MOC-OA and SOC. The Archbishop of the SOC Irinej

recently stated that there will be no negotiations about the dispute between the

MOC-OA and the SOC if the problem with Vraniskovski and his religious community

POA is not resolved, reported TV Kanal 5.

THE GOVERNING PARTIES AND THE OPPOSITION ONCE AGAIN DID NOT MANAGE TO
REACH AN

AGREEMENT FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY RULES OF PROCEDURE

MPs from the governing parties and the opposition yesterday once again did not

manage to reach an agreement about the changes in the parliamentary Rules of

Procedure and it is expected the consultations about this issue to continue

today. As TV Alsat M reported, an agreement for the parliamentary Rules of

Procedure is not reached by now due to the different stances of the MPs of SDSM

and VMRO-DPMNE. The MPs from SDSM request the opposition to be able on each

parliamentary session to propose one topic on the agenda, while the MPs from

VMRO-DPMNE consider that the opposition can propose topics for the agenda on the

parliamentary session only once a month.

NSDP REQUESTS EXTRAORDINARY PARLIAMNETRY ELECTIONS RIGHT AFTER THE


NATO SUMMIT

IN LISBON
The leader of NSDP Tito Petkovski yesterday requested extraordinary

parliamentary election to be held right after the NATO summit in Lisbon. He

stated that than it would be necessary to be seen whose and what kind of policy

the citizens support. As TV Alsat M reported, Petkovski stated that during the

four year ruling VMRO-DPMNE has created undemocratic ambient in the country. He

has assessed that VMRO-DPMNE is a serious threat for the future and the security

of the country and obviously the party has serious problems because it has

entered into an open clash with several media.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIRECTORATE FOR PREVENTION OF MONEY LAUNDERING


VANE CVETANOV

LEFT THE FUNCTION

The director of the Directorate for prevention of money laundering and financing

terrorism Vane Cvetanov yesterday filed a resign from the function, and at the

same time the Government has adopted a decision for his dismissal from function.

Cvetanov yesterday stated that he has filed the resign not due to the accusation

which the Commission for Anti Corruption (CAC) has stated against him, but due

to the fact that the Government of Nikola Gruevski is not interested for the

fight against the criminal, reported A-1 TV.

Cvetanov announced that these days he had proposals from the Government not to

give any kinds of statements for the public in order the accusations which the

CAC has stated against him to be forgotten. He has also stated that he has

received an indecent proposal from the Government, which he has refused - he to

resign from the top function in the Direction for prevention of money laundering

and to receive a new function in September. Cvetanov announced that he has

undertaken many activities in the fight against the criminal but his activities

were blocked and the Prime Minister did not want at all to talk with him. "The
problems have begin when in 2009 we have filed evidences from many huge affairs

connected with powerful structures", announced Cvetanov.

Several hours after the announcement of Cvetanov, the Government commented


with

an announcement in which it is said that he has not resigned but he was

dismissed from function on the yesterday's governmental session. The Government

has announced also that she has dismissed Cvetanov from function on the

recommendation of the CAC, and on his place is appointed Vladimir Atanasov, who

have worked as an official in the Directorate for prevention of money laundering

by now. The Government announced also that it will fight with all the means

against those who break the laws regardless of their political of ethnical

belonging.

VMRO-DPMNE on the other hand announced that on the last meeting of the
Executive

Committee of VMRO-DPMNE it was decided to be requested a resign from Cvetanov


as

a result of his illegal working which the CAC has concluded. VMRO-DPMNE

announced that all those who are breaking the laws need to be penalized,

regardless whether they are members of VMRO-DPMNE or other party.

Representatives of VMRO-DPMNE refuted that to Cvetanov another function was

offered if he resigns, writes "Dnevnik".

Replying to VMRO-DPMNE Cvetanov for A-1 TV stated that instead to bring the

public in delusion VMRO-DPMNE should say which law he has broken. He requested

VMRO-DPMNE to respond why it is silent for the big criminal which is done in the

state institutions.

Regarding the case "Cvetanov" yesterday commented also the Spokesman of SDSM

Emilijan Stankovic who stated that it is obviously that in the state


institutions a big criminal is happening when people who are appointed on

function personally from the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski speak about that in

public.

Vane Cvetanov was director of the Directorate for prevention of money laundering

from 2006 until now. Few months ago the State Audit Office (SAO) concluded that

Cvetanov illegally has employed 29 persons in the Directorate and that he has

done illegal public procurements of furniture and other products. On the basis

of this report the CAC last months requested the Government to dismiss from

function Cvetanov. As "Dnevnik" writes, Cvetanov back then stated that behind

the request of the CAC is a mafia which wants to prevent the Directorate for

prevention of money laundering to open an affair in value of several million

euros. Regarding this affairs Cvetanov has filed evidences to the Public

Prosecutor Ljubco Svrgovski, but Svrgovski by now has not announced anything

regarding this evidences, writes "Dnevnik".

Commenting the resign, i.e. the dismissal from function of Cvetanov the

President of the CAC Ilmi Selami stated that it is has happened as a consequence

of the request of the CAC. "If he has filed the resign due to the blocked fight

against the criminal, why he has not filed it before it was requested from the

CAC", stated Selami.

THE GOVERNMENTAL SPOKESMAN SEFIK DURAKU DISMISSED FROM FUNCTION

The Government has dismissed from function its Spokesman Sefik Duraku, but it

has not given an explanation for his dismissal. The decision for change of

Duraku was adopted on the last governmental meeting, but a decision who will

replace Duraku on the function governmental Spokesman was not adopted. Duraku
as

a member of DUI came to this function two years ago, reported TV Alsat M.
SUPPORT AND DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE FAMILY ILIEVSKI

The Basic Court in Bitola yesterday refused the request of the lawyer to be

stopped the investigation on to be liberated that three members of the family

Ilievski who are suspected for production of marihuana. This decision means that

Dusko, Cane and Tome Ilievski will stay 30 days in custody, as it was previously

set by the investigative judge, reported A-1 TV.

The mother of Dusko and Cane, Ljiljana Ilievski yesterday once again refuted the

accusation that the members of her family have produced marihuana,. She

yesterday has sold agricultural product on the Green market in Bitola and large

number of citizens bought from her products so that in that way they can

financially help to the family Ilievski. On the market there were several

members of SDSM which have given pampflets and t-shirts to the citizens with the

face of Dusko Ilievski. The action for collection of citizens signatures for

liberation of the members of the family Ilievski from custody which has started

in Bitola on Monday continued in Prilep, Resen, Krusevo, Demir Hisar and other

cities, reported A-1 TV.

In the meantime representatives of several NGOs demonstrated in Skopje against

those who give support to the family Ilievski. They have stated that each one

who is producing drug which is causing damage to the young people should be

punished. The members of the coalition of the NGOs started collecting signatures

against the spreading of the drug. Between those who have demonstrated and

collected signatures there were several activists from the Union of Youth Forces

of VMRO-DPMNE, reported A-1 TV.

According to TV Kanal 5, the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the meantime

announced that Dusko Ilievski has a big police file. According to the MoI,
Ilievski in 2005 was convicted on a parole due to family violence, and was

convicted also that from 2003-2007 he has done thefts.

THE POLICE HAVE ARRESTED TWO SMUGGLERS OF MIGRANTS

The police on Monday arrested Z.P. from the village of Idrizovo and D.B. from

Kumanovo and have filed criminal charges against them for migrants smuggling.

Z.P. and D.B. were arrested near Bitola where in their vehicles were found seven

Palestinians. The police have established that they have illegally entered in

Macedonia and that they have no documents. The investigative judge has set to

Z.P. and D.B. 30 days in custody and the Palestinians are put in the Center for

foreigners, writes "Dnevnik".

(end)

Mils news July 21, 2010

MILS Supplement

"Nova Makedonija" July 19.2010

"SHARES IN "BELENE" OR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN MARIOVO"

The newest offer from Sofia for our inclusion in the building of the nuclear

power plant "Belene" divided the home experts. For one it's a historical chance,

which should not be missed, while others force the option for own power plant.

Towards the second option more affectionate is also the Government, which has

already formed an expert team, which should be working on developing a nuclear

option.

It is not even thought about "Belene" right now, is the short answer which we

have received from the Ministry of Economy. On the other hand, the idea for
building of a nuclear power plant ion Mariovo worries the ecologist in the

country.

"It should not be thought about nuclear option. Neither for our inclusion in

"Belene" and even less for building of a nuclear power plant in Mariovo. Instead

of that Macedonia should turn towards the renewable sources of energy, getting

power from the sun, wind, water, biomass and so one", says Toni Ristov, fighter

for the green option.

According to him the eventual building of nuclear power plant in Mariovo would

be damaging for the bio diversity in the whole region. The temperature of the

water in Crna Reka will become higher, which would have a negative influence on

the whole living nature in it", he adds.

Atanasko Tunev, professor on the Faculty of Machine Engineering, thinks that now

it's an ideal chance for our participation in the project "Belene". According to

him, the project for own nuclear power plant is pure utopia.

"First, there is not water for cooling, neither the International agency for

atom energy would allow us to build. That is like saying that we will be world

champions in rugby and we don't even have a team, a league or an experience for

that. Macedonia will not have electricity for five years and we should negotiate

on a highest level for "Belene"", says Tunevski.

He thinks that Macedonia can rent 200-300 mega watts electricity, for which it

will receive a certain percentage of shares in "Belene". According to the

percentage of the bought shares, it could participate on the Board with its

representative.

"This is far cheaper than buying electricity for import. The leased electricity

will be ours, it is the same as we have bought an embassy in Sofia. Bulgaria is

part of the EU and there should be no fears", explains Tunevski.


From diplomatic sources from Sofia, however, we have found out that the

percentage of shares or participation which the other countries would be able to

buy is still not set.

At the moment the financial frame for the whole project is prepared. Serbia has

already showed an interest for buying five percent from the shares in "Belene",

and as we have found there is also a great interest at the other countries too.

However, from MANU consider that the best solution for Macedonia, which is also

suggested in the Energy strategy for the country is an own nuclear power plant.

They refute the claims that in Mariovo there will be no water for cooling of the

power plant.

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REACHED AN AGREEMENT FOR THE PERSONAL COMPOUND OF THE COMMISSION


FOR INQUIRY

The MPs from the governing parties and from the opposition yesterday reached an

agreement about the personal compound of the Commission for Inquiry which
should

clear up the incident which has happened on the 1st of July in the Parliament.

On the proposal of VMRO-DPMNE for the President of the Commission is elected the

MP of DUI Hajrula Misini, and members of the Commission will be by two MPs from

the governing parties and the opposition - Blagorodna Dulic and Ilija Dimovski

of VMRO-DPMNE, Mende Dimovski of SDSM and Sonja Mirkovska of NSDP. As A-1 TV

reported, Misini is a history teacher and is known by the name "Commandant

Spati". He was accused that he was one of the persons who in 2001 have closed

the valves of the bank of the Lipkovo Lake due to what Kumonovo was left without

water for whole month.

On the yesterday meeting with the chiefs of the MPs groups the Speaker Trajko

Veljanovski announced that the Parliament for the forming of the Commission will

discuss together with the changes in the parliamentary Rules of Procedure. The

chiefs of the MPs groups today once again should meet at Speaker Trajko

Veljanovski because yesterday an agreement about the changes in the

parliamentary Rules of Procedure was not reached. The representatives of SDSM

yesterday left on the request for the changes in the Rules of Procedure which

envisage the opposition to have a right on each session to propose a topic of

the agenda and to Parliament to be able to discuss for the audit reports for the
work of the state institutions. The MPs of VMRO-DPMNE on the other hand assessed

that the opposition has set too big requests. For now it is still unclear

whether a compromised solution about the Rules of Procedure will be reached.

Also it is not clear whether the Parliament will adopt the decision for forming

of the Commission for Inquiry if a compromise for the changes in the

parliamentary Rules of Procedure is not reached. The representatives of the

VMRO-DPMNE yesterday stated that the both issues must be resolved because from

them it depends what would be the report of the European Commission for

Macedonia, reported A-1 TV.

MONTENEGRO WILL START THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EU BEFORE MACEDONIA?

The Vice President of the Delegation of the European Parliament for relations

with Southeastern Europe, Jelko Kacin, yesterday stated that if Macedonia does

not reached a compromised solution for the name dispute with Greece that after

Iceland Montenegro could be the next candidate for starting the negotiations

with the EU. "If at least one of the countries is negotiating with the EU that

is support for all the other countries in the region. If Macedonia does not find

a solution for the name dispute with Greece, than Montenegro could be the next

candidate for negotiations with the EU", stated Kacin for the newspaper "Vjesti"

from Podgorica. He added that Montenegro has fulfilled important preconditions

for the process of the Euro Atlantic integration and that is why it's a

potential candidate for start of the negotiations with the EU.

MEETING MILOSOSKI-REDING

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Milososki yesterday in Brussels had

meeting with the Vice President of the European Commission (EC) Viviane Reding,
during which main topics were the chairmanship of Macedonia with the Committee

of Minister of the Council of Europe and the accession of the EU towards the

Convention for human rights. Milososki informed Reding for the reforms in the

judiciary in Macedonia emphasizing that they remain one of the top priorities of

the Macedonian Government, reported TV Sitel. The representatives of the Cabinet

of Reding stated that on the meeting it was talked about the reforms in the

Council of Europe, for the judiciary in Macedonia and for the position of the

Roma people in Macedonia, reported TV Alsat M.

GREEK NGOs STARTED A CAMPAIGN IN BENEFIT OF THE EXPELLED MACEDONIANS


FROM GREECE

Several Greek NGOs which are anti military and anti national have started a

campaign which should enable returning of the Macedonians who were expelled

during the Citizens War from Greece. These Greek NGOs have started to collect

signatures in order the law according to which the returning into Greece and the

usage of the properties is possible only for those who are from Greek origin to

be annulled. "This rule should apply on all the refugees, i.e. for the persons

which have other ethnical origin, and are born in Greece", stated Kirjaki

Klokiti. According to him the Macedonians expelled from Greece during the

Citizens War should have the same rights as all the other citizens. "This is an

issue which is in the depth of the human rights", stated Klokiti.

As "Dnevnik" writes during the campaign will be organized discussion on which it

will be talked about the expelled Macedonians. "Dnevnik" writes that the

campaign of the Greek NGOs is saluted from the party of the Macedonians in

Greece, "Rainbow".
SDSM IS COLLECTION SIGNATURES FROM THE CITIZENS IN BITOLA FOR
LIBERARTION OF THE

FAMILY ILIEVSKI

On the initiative of SDSM in Bitola yesterday started collection of citizen's

signatures for petition for liberation of the farmer Dusko Ilievski, his brother

and father who were arrested under the suspicion that on their field they have

raised "kanabis sativa", i.e. that they have produced and sold marihuana. As A-1

TV reported, yesterday were collected signatures from about 2.000 citizens who

consider that the members of the family Ilievski are innocent and have nothing

to do with the production of drugs. The President of the branch of SDSM in

Bitola Vasko Kovacevski stated that the citizens have given a strong support for

the liberation of the family Ilievski because they know that they arrested only

because they have criticized the current Government for the case "Swedmilk". The

lawyer of the family Ilievski, Vasko Gjorgiev stated that the investigative

bodies have once again done investigation of their field and it could be seen

that the disputable plant "kanabis sativa" grows on other fields in the

surrounding, and not only on the field of Ilievski. According to him, this is an

indicator that the arrest and the criminal charges against the family Ilievski

are baseless.

Regarding the collection of signatures in Bitola and the petition initiated from

SDSM yesterday commented VMRO-DPMNE emphasizing that neither the Ministry of

Internal Affairs nor the judiciary bodies, nor VMRO-DPMNE are not guilty that on

the field of Ilievski over 200 trunks "kanabis sativa" were found. "This is a

fact, and not something invented. However, apparently SDSM is continuing with

the praxis to act arrogantly and to put itself above the laws always when its

members have problems with the law", announced VMRO-DPMNE.


VMRO-DPMNE REQUESTED FROM ITS MEMBERS TO CANCEL FROM ONE OF THE TWO
PUBLIC

FUNCTIONS

All the municipality councilors who at the same time are officials in

municipality or state institutions should cancel from one of these functions,

and the deadline for decision is the 1st of August this year. As "Dnevnik"

writes, this was requested by the Central Committee of VMRO-DPMNE from the

members of VMRO-DPMNE who have conflict of interest, i.e. who are simultaneously

performing two functions. Representatives from VMRO-DPMNE announced that with

the Law on Local Government is allowed a municipal councilor to perform another

public function, but the Law on Conflict of Interests does not allow that. They

have appealed other parties to submit the same request to their members.

As TV Kanal 5 reported, the Minister of Justice Mihajlo Manevski yesterday

requested all the officials who have conflict of interests to cancel from one of

the functions, i.e. to decide whether they will be directors or councilors. He

stated that the Government and the authorized institutions will implement the

laws rightfully and all the cases where there is a conflict of interests will be

penalized.

The requests of VMRO-DPMNE and Manevski come after the Commission for Anti

Corruption (CAC) announced that there are large number of cases in which

officials illegally are performing two public functions. Manevski yesterday

attended on a meeting of former and current members of the CAC on which it was

talked about the changes in the Law for Prevention of Corruption and for the Law

on Conflict of Interest. The accent was put on the proposal, the members of the

CAC in future to have professional status, i.e. not to be able parallel to

perform another function.


REACTION FROM THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE POLL "CLEAR-BLURRY"

The poll "Clear-Blurry" conducted by the NGO "Transparency Zero Corruption" and

the agency "Makfax" showed that the "blurriest" event last month was the

announcement of the Government that it will employ 30.000 party members in the

public administration. The editors of the electronic and printed media who have

participated in the poll assessed that the "clearest" event is the announcement

of the Commission for Anti Corruption that it will file charges against 40

officials due to conflict of interests.

As TV Alsat M reported, regarding the poll commented the Government which

announced that obviously the "blackest" event for month June is SDSM. "The

conclusion that the Government will employ 30.000 party members is a result of

the political campaign of SDSM. It is about employment of about 5.000 people

which have now worked with contracts for temporary employment and from whom
the

largest part is employed from the time of the Government of SDSM", announced the

Government.

"VREME" - "WAZ" WANTS TO WITHDRAW FROM MACEDONIA

The representatives of the German media concern "WAZ" the last month have tried

to put on sale the company "OST Holding" (with headquarters in Vienna) which is

owner of the Macedonian company "MPM", i.e. of the newspapers "Dnevnik",

"Utrinski Vesnik", and "Vest" which belong to the "MPM". Representatives from

"WAZ" have tries through direct contacts in Austria to investigate whether they

would be able to sell the company "OST Holding" (where the founders are Bodo

Hombah and Srgjan Kerim), but the examination have showed disappointing results.

The investors advised the representatives of "WAZ" not to try to sell the

company in package because it works unprofitable, but to sell the newspapers


separately. In the public it is for long time speculated that "WAZ" wants to

withdraw from Macedonia and to sell the newspapers "Dnevnik", "Utrinski Vesnik"

and "Vest", because almost all are confronting with fall of the printing

editions and financial problems. Due to financial problems "WAZ" has already

decided to withdraw from the market in Serbia, and it is possible it to withdraw

from Bulgaria too, writes "Vreme".

Regarding the text in "Vreme" commented the redaction of "Dnevnik", announcing

that "Vreme" i.e. its "owner" obviously want to manipulate and to lie the

public. According to "Dnevnik" it is possible the "owner" to examine for how

much money some of his partners would buy "OST Holding" which has a value of

half a billion euros.

YET IN "BUNARDZIK" A FACTORY FOR LCD MONITORS WILL BE BUILD?

"The Government has still not decided what it will do with the contract with the

companies "Haier" and "Treeview" for the building of a factory for LCD monitors

in the free economic zone "Bunardzik". The deadline in which the building if the

factory should have started passed at the end of the last month and the project

did not start with realization due to financial problems of "Treeview". However

we hope that this project will not fail, because the Chinese company "Haier"

announced that it will not withdraw from it", stated on Friday the director if

the Agency for Foreign Investments Viktor Mizo. As "Vreme" writes, the experts

consider that if "Haier" really wants alone to realize the project, than the

previous contract must be modified and new deadlines for the building of the

factory to be set.

CHOSEN THE COMPANIES WHICH WILL RECONSTRUCT THE HEALTH INSTITUTIONS


The Minister of Heath Bujar Osmani yesterday has signed contracts with several

companies whose offers were the best of the open competition allocated for the

reconstruction of 20 health institutions in the country. As "Vecer" writes, it

is about a deal in value of EUR 30 million, and the health institutions need to

be reconstructed in 16 months. From the overall value envisaged for

reconstruction on the health institutions EUR 23 million are loan from the Bank

of the Council of Europe and the rest money are from the State budget. The

contracts are signed with the companies - Delta Prom" - Veles, "Vardar Building"

- Skopje, "GBS" - Bulgaria, "INGRA" - Croatia and "Constructor Engineering" -

Croatia.

The Minister Osmani announced yesterday that on the open completion are chosen

companies which have a big experience in the reconstruction of hospitals,

however according to the information of A-1 TV the company "Delta Prom" from

Veles is connected with a series of scandals. Ten years ago this was a company

which without an open competition was chosen for the building of the building

for the Clinics for Gynecology, and the building of this project was followed by

series of omissions, reported A-1 TV.

NIKOLA GRUEVSKI - THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO DEBTS TOWARDS THE


CONSTRUCTIONAL

COMPANIES

"The Government does not own a thing to the constructional companies", stated

the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski who this weekend has visited several

constructional sights in the country where the Government is investing the

building of objects. "If the Government is not paying to the companies for the

done work, it would be logically they to stop working. However, the objects are

build even faster than the envisaged deadlines. That means that the accusations
towards the Government are not true, i.e. the Government is paying its

obligations on time and the works are performed due to the envisaged plans",

stated Gruevski.

As A-1 TV reported, the statement of Nikola Gruevski comes after part of the

constructional companies complained that the Government owes them large


amounts

of money and due to that they are in hard financial condition. Regarding the big

debts of the Government towards the constructional companies the "Association of

constructional companies" has issued an announcement in which it is said -

"instead to perform constructional works the Government is requesting we to be

the investors". The Association has showed complaints to the proposed changes in

the Law on Public Procurements which should enable the Government to postpone

the payments towards the private companies.

The Government does not want to reveal how much it owes to the private

companies, but unofficially the amount is huge and it is EUR 167 million,

reported A-1 TV.

DISCOVERED A CRIMINAL GANG WHICH HAS DONE MALVERZATIONS WITH


COUNTERFEITED

CREDIT CARDS

The police these days have discovered a criminal gang which has counterfeited

credit cards from ATMs in several cities in the country and manages to get EUR

26.000. As "Dnevnik" writes, the police have discovered that the criminal was

done by three persons from Kocani, one from the village of Tarinci and one

person from Skopje. From them only arrested is L.J. from Kocani and for the

others it is supposed that they hide themselves in Italy. The police have

established that the group from April to July last year has done 138
transactions using counterfeited credit cards, with data of about 180 foreign

citizens.

(end)

Mils news July 20, 2010

MILS Supplement

"Dnevnik" July 17.2010

"ONCE AGAIN THE LANGUAGE A BASIC PROBLEM BETWEEN VMRO-DPMNE AND DUI"

The pupils Albanians will not learn the Macedonian language starting from the

first grade, they are clear in DUI after the announcement of the Minister of

Education Nikola Todorov that he will search a way that to be implemented

besides the decision of the Constitutional Court, which has annulled the

decision the first graders from the communities to learn the Macedonian

language. DUI will insist on the pupils Macedonians to learn the Albanian

language.

With this it is almost clear that the learning of the Macedonian, i.e. the

Albanian language from the first graders will be once again a burdening stone

between the coalitional partners VMRO-DPMNE and DUI.

Todorov does not cancel from the idea all the first graders to learn the

Macedonian language. Contrary to this, high governmental official from DUI on

briefing for "Dnevnik" says that the learning of the Macedonian language from

the communities can be regulated only through changes in the Law on Primary

Education and that the integration understands that also the Macedonians must

learn the Albanian language.

"Regardless that VMRO-DPMNE and we are announcing that this will be resolved
through a Strategy for integrated education, yet, that is only a paper, and

changes in the law are needed. If the goal of learning the Macedonian language

is integration, that it cannot be only in one way. We must find modalities how

the pupils Macedonians to learn Albanian language. We will in close future

negotiate whether it will be compulsory, electively, through courses or mutual

education. We will need to harmonize also whether the learning of the Macedonian

language for the Albanians and the Albanian language for the Macedonians will be

from second, third or fourth grade", says our interlocutor.

He explains that DUI now cannot request the Macedonians to learn Albanian from

the first grade, because they were against it when it was about the Albanians.

According to him, for DUI acceptable is the learning of the languages to start

from the third grade, so that the pupils are not burdened.

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ESI PROPOSED MODEL FOR SOLUTION OF THE NAME DISPUTE AND UNBLOCKING OF
THE EURO

ATLANTIC INTEGRATION OF MACEDONIA

The Institute "European Stability Initiative" (ESI) these days has proposed a

model for solution of the name dispute and for unblocking of the Euro Atlantic

integration of Macedonia. According to this proposal, Macedonia should change

its name after it will become a member state of the EU, and in the meantime it

should start the negotiations with the EU and to enter NATO. As "Vreme" writes,

the proposal envisages Macedonia to change the Constitution immediately which

would enable Athens to allow start of the negotiations between the EU and

Macedonia. The change of the name should be effective at the moment when

Macedonia will become member state of the EU, and if that does not happen for

some reasons, that it must not change its name.

The President of ESI Gerald Knaus stated that such proposal is good because it

will have the referendum for the name in Macedonia to be successful. He stated

that the proposal envisages guarantees from Greece that it would allow Macedonia

to enter NATO with the reference FYROM. According to him, the realization of

this proposal at this moment seems hard for the both sides, but it the proposal

is realized it will put an end of one hard situation that lasts with years.
"FORUM" - SOON A MINI RECONSTRUCTION OF THE GOVERNMENT

The magazine "Forum" at its last edition published text in which it is says that

next month there will be a reconstruction of the Government and that the

reconstruction will encompass three ministries. Stating that the news is refuted

from VMRO-DPMNE "Forum" writes that it is planned the Minister of Justice

Mihajlo Manevski to be changes from his function and he to be replaced with

Gordana Jankulovska who is Minister of Internal Affairs now. On the place of

Jankulovska should be appointed Zvonko Kasirski who is now chief of the police

in Stip. In the frames of this mini reconstruction of the Government it is

planed also the Minister of Education Nikola Todorov to be changes, writes

"Forum".

THE PARLIAMENT THIS WEEK WILL DUSCUSS ABOUT THE COMMISSION FOR INQUIRY
AND THE

RULES OF PROCEDURE

The MPs from the governing parties and the opposition on Friday again did not

manage to agree about the forming of the Commission for Inquiry which should

clear up the incident which has happened on the 1st of July in the Parliament.

The MPs of the oppositional parties SDSM and NSDP left the coordinative meeting

of the MPs at the Speaker Trajko Veljanovski revolted that Veljanovski requested

to be talked about the changes in the parliamentary Rules of Procedure, before

the members of the Commission are established. Goran Misovski of NSDP stated

that obviously VMRO-DPMNE does not want the Commission for Inquiry to be
formed,

while Silvana Boneva from VMRO-DPMNE stated that obviously SDSM does not want

the changes in the parliamentary Rules of Procedure to be adopted.

After such development of the events the Speaker Veljanovski yesterday announced
that by the end of this week there will be a parliamentary session on which it

would be discussed about two topics - forming of the Commission for Inquiry and

for the changes in the parliamentary Rules of Procedure. "I think that the

problem can be solved only in this way. Both things are important and the

Parliament has the capacity to find a solution for them", stated Veljanovski,

announcing that today there will be one more coordinative meeting with the

chiefs of the MPs groups. He expressed expectation that by the end of this week

a solution for the problems would be reached and in that way it would be enabled

Macedonia to receive a positive report from the EU.

As TV Kanal 5 reported, the representatives of VMRO-DPMNE stated that the idea

of Trajko Veljanovski is good, while the representatives of SDSM stated that the

proposal is not logical because the stances neither for the Commission, nor for

the Rules of Procedure are harmonized.

As TV Alsat M reported, the EU Ambassador Erwan Fouere called yesterday all the

parties to show good will and to agree about the solution of the problem. He

added that also a key role at the resolution of the problem should have the

Speaker Trajko Veljanovski. Fouere requested the parties until the 27th of July

when the meeting of the Council for Stabilization and Association will be held

to agree for resolution of the problem in order Macedonia to send a message to

the EU that the political dialogue is improved. He did not want to comment the

speculation that due to the lack of political dialogue Macedonia could receive a

negative report from the European Commission.

As "Dnevnik" writes, the meeting of the Council for Stabilization and

Association which should be held on the 20th of July is postponed for one week

and will be held on the 27th of July. The Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

announced that the postponement is made on the request of the EU Council with an
explanation that on the 20th of July the International conference on Afghanistan

will take place and it is not good the both meetings to be held on the same

date.

The postponement of the meeting is a good opportunity the MPs from the governing

parties and from the opposition to reach an agreement for the Commission for

Inquiry and the Rules of Procedure, writes "Dnevnik".

In the meantime VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM continued with the quarrels about the

incident in the Parliament and who is guilty that a solution for the Commission

for Inquiry and the Rules of Procedure is still not found. The Prime Minister

Nikola Gruevski stated that the MPs have a huge will the problems to be solved

and the MPs of SDSM should show same will on order the damages for the European

future of Macedonia to be avoided. "Branko Crvenkovski continues with threats

and insults and creates a bad picture for Macedonia in the world. We will handle

everything, we are only afraid the events from 2001 not to be repeated", stated

Gruevski.

On the other hand Crvenkovski stated that Gruevski wants to take over the role

of Public Prosecution, Constitutional Court and the Commission for Inquiry. He

added that SDSM wants to Commission for Inquiry to be formed and the events in

the Parliament to be cleared up, but there should be also a will from the other

side.

SDSM announced that it will do everything 2001 not to be repeated. "Back then

VMRO-DPMNE was on power and while Macedonian soldiers have died Nikola
Gruevski

and Ljubco Georgievski proposed exchanges of territories and Gruevski has bought

four apartments", announced SDSM.


THE PRIME MINISTER CONTRARY TO THE OPPOSITION - THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT
AN EURO

SKEPTIC

"It is not logically the Government which is implementing the reforms with such

large speed and adopts laws with European flag to be Euro skeptic", stated this

weekend the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. "This Government has contributed for

big progress of the country. Last year Macedonia has received a positive report

from the European Commission and a recommendation for start of the negotiations

with the EU. This Government has fulfilled all the condition in order Macedonia

to receive an invitation for NATO membership. Is it possible this Government to

be Euro skeptic and it is obviously for exchange of thesis from SDSM which is

using this moves very often", stated Gruevski.

As A-1 TV reported, on the meeting of the parliamentary Commission for European

Affairs, the Deputy Prime Minister Vasko Naumovski stated that the current

Government has made a huge success in the direction of the adoption of the laws

with European flag. "By June the Government has adopted 54 laws with European

flag from the overall number of 166 such laws which should be adopted this year

and by the end of this year the plan will be fully realized. It is not true that

there is a regression in the implementation of the reforms, but there is a huge

progress which is noted from the EU also", stated Naumovski.

The MPs from the opposition on the other hand have expressed critiques to the

Government that it is guilty because Macedonia is making a regression in the

implementation of the reforms needed for the Euro integration. Igor Ivanovski of

SDSM accused the Government that it is preparing the public for condition in

which Macedonia will not be member of the EU and NATO for a long time and that

it consciously spreads Euro skepticism.

Radmila Sekjerinska from SDSM on the other hand stated that most likely
Macedonia in November will receive a negative report from the European

Commission.

IS THE CASE "ILIEVSKI" CONNECTED WITH THE AFFAIR "SWEDMILK"?

The investigative judge has set 30- days in custody to the farmers Dusko, Cane

and Tome Ilievski from Bitola and the Ministry of Internal Affairs have filed

criminal charges due to illegal production and drug trafficking. Before leaving

in jail Dusko Ilievski stated that the whole case is mounted as a punishment for

his engagement regarding the affair "Swedmilk", i.e. fight of the rights of the

farmers who request their money from "Swedmilk". "For bull-headedness against

Nikola Gruevski I will not stop with my engagement and the fight for the rights

of the damaged farmers", stated Ilievski. His lawyers stated that the governing

structures obviously want to revenge to Ilievski because he has accused them

that they are involved in the criminal in the milk factory "Swedmilk".

Contrary to such stances, the Spokesman of the police in Bitola, Gjoko

Strezovski stated that the investigation has established that on the field of

the family Ilievski there is 203 plants from the type "kanabis sativa" from

which marihuana is produced. He stated also that the members of the family

Ilievski illegally raised "kanabis sativa" on their field, but in their home

tools for production of marihuana are not found.

According to "Dnevnik", several farmers this weekend pointed out that on many

fields in the region of Bitola the plant "kanabis sativa" is growing on its own,

together with other plants which the farmers are raising on the fields. They

have stated that the claims of the police that there were actions for destroying

of these plants are not true.

As A-1 TV reported, the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski stated that the police
action has established that the plant "kanabis sativa" did not grow by itself on

the field of the family Ilievski, but it was planted and raised by the members

of the family. He refuted the claims that the case "Ilievski" is mounted and

that is connected with the case "Swedmilk" and with the visit of Branko

Crvenkovski to the home of the family Ilievski.

Goran Mincev of SDSM to this replied that it is about monstrous scenario of

Nikola Gruevski and VMRO-DPMNE for which they will respond, and similar

statement has also given the leader of SDSM Branko Crvenkovski. Mincev pointed

out that in September 2008 the Spokesman of the police in Bitola Gjoko

Strezovski stated that "kanabis sativa" or marihuana grows on its own and easily

spreads in the region of Bitola.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MOI) on the other hand requested the political

pressures on the police to stop. The MoI has announced that it is its duty to

undertake measures against all those who make criminal acts regardless if they

are members of some party or not.

According to TV Kanal 5, the police this weekend have arrested the farmer D.C.

from Sveti Nikole on whose field trunks of the plant "kanabis sativa" were

found. He is arrested after the police noted him watering the plants.

SOON STARTS AN INVESTIGATION ABOUT THE CRIMINAL IN THE NATIONAL AGENCY


FOR

EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS?

The Minister of Education Nikola Todorov last week announced that the report of

the State Audit Office (SAO) for the work of the National agency for European

educational programs these days will be sent to the Ministry of Internal Affairs

and to the Public Prosecution. "I guarantee that the report from the SAO will be

sent to all authorized institutions, and they should further decide what will
they undertake regarding this case", stated Todorov.

As A-1 TV reported, the statement of Todorov comes after the SAO four months ago

published a report in which huge omission were found in the working of the

Agency. The SAO has concluded that the former director of the Agency Bosko

Nelkovski the money from the European funds has given to NGOs formed from his

friends and relatives, and on the other hand a large number of the public

procurements of the Agency are suspicious too. After discovering of the scandal

with the malverzations of the Agency the EU has frozen the resources allocated

for the youth in Macedonia, but until now no one is punished for the criminal in

the Agency, reported A-1 TV.

SDSM - THE GOVERNMENT TO RESPOND WHETHER THE MINISTER ZORAN


KONJANOVSKI IS

INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL IN "REK BITOLA"

The police these days have filed 12 criminal charges against former and present

directors of the thermal power plant "REK Bitola", who are suspected that in

2008 with illegal procurements damaged "REK Bitola" for EUR 7 million.

Commenting this case, the MP Vesna Bendevska of SDSM stated that obviously it is

about internal clearing of accounts in VMRO-DPMNE, and not for a real fight

against the corruption. As A-1 TV reported, Bendevska stated that the Government

needs to respond, whether it is possible for criminal to be suspected 12 top

persons from "REK Bitola" and not the present Minister of Defense Zoran

Konjanovski who in 2008 was the general director of the thermal power plant.

"How is it possible 12 managers of the company to made criminal of EUR 7 million

and the first man of the company not to know anything about it", asked

Bendevska. She pointed out that the representatives of SDSM have already

expressed information for the criminal which is happening in "REK Bitola", but
the authorized bodies did not reacted to penalize the criminal, "Instead of that

I have received a suit from Konjanovski for libel", stated Bendevska.

PRISON PUNISHMENTS FOR FORMER DIRECTORS OF "TOBACCO COMBINE-PRILEP"

The Criminal Court in Skopje convicted the former directors of the "Tobacco

Combine-Prilep", Toni Micajkov and Dimitar Bogdan, on punishments on five years

in prison and fine of DEN 300.000. As "Dnevnik" writes, that due to tax evasion

of DEN 500 million, i.e. for illegal selling of cigarettes are convicted nine

more persons which have received punishments from three to four years in prison.

Between the convicted are several other employees from the "Tobacco Combine-

Prilep", the former director of the company "Makosped" Kosta Mladenovski,

Miodrag Selevski - owner of the company "Tobacco Export", Rudzi Jaja - owner of

the company "Breza Trans"....They are convicted because in 2005 and 2006

participated in illegal sale of about 500 tons of cigarettes. Their lawyer have

refuted that accusation and announced an appeal to the Court of Appeals, writes

"Dnevnik".

THE POLICE HAVE ARRESTED THE MURDERER WHO HAVE MASSACRED THE FAMILY
DALIPOVSKI

The police have arrested Xhevat Raifoski from the village of Lazani who is

suspected that on Thursday in the village of Preglavo (near Makedonski Brod)

murdered Raim and his wife Nadezda Dalipovski and injured their two children and

the brother of Nadezda. The police investigation has established that Raifoski

with shots from a machine gun murdered Raim and Nadezda, and then with knife

wanted to kill the other members of the family Dalipovski. During the fight he

was injured too and run away from the crime scene. However, the police has soon

found and arrested him. As A-1 TV reported, the investigation established that
the reason for the crime is jealousy, i.e. the stopped love affair between

Raifoski and Nadezda Dalipovska.

NIKOLA GRUEVSKI - NEXT YEAR WILL START THE BUILDING OF THE GAS PIPELINE
NETWORK

The building of the gas pipeline network in Macedonia most likely will start

next year", stated yesterday the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. As "Dnevnik"

writes, Gruevski stated that the creation of the project for the gas pipeline

network will start very soon. "The Ministry of Transport and Communication has

already closed a contract for creation of project-study and it will cost EUR 2.5

million. When it comes to the building of the gas pipeline network in Macedonia,

it will be financed from the debt which Russia has to return to Macedonia and

with resources from the European Bank for Research and Development or the

European Investment Bank", stated Gruevski.

(end)

Mils news July 19, 2010

MILS Supplement

A-1 TV July 16.2010

"ONE THIRD FROM THE COUNCILORS IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF VELES ARE


PERFORMING TWO

FUNCTIONS"

Principles of schools, managers of public enterprises, spokesmen of ministries,

public officials in the same time are also members of the Council of the

municipality of Veles. The Commission for Anti Corruption by now has established

conflict of interest at two councilors. The principles Asen Prlickov from the
Primary School "Vasil Glavinov" and Pance Ivanov from the High School "Jovce

Teslickov" will have to resign from one of the functions. The both councilors

from SDSM are amazed: why the Commission is reacting now, year and a half after

the local elections.

"If there was a conflict of interests, we should have been stopped right back

then, our CV was sent to Skopje. No one back then reacted and that is why we

have thought that in this situation it is not about two functions, that it is

about one function which we are performing in the schools, and the other is

something for which we are chosen from the people", says Asen Prlickov.

The Commission for Anti Corruption has different standards, regret the involved

councilors. According to them, five persons from the governing party at the same

time were performing two functions and the Commission is silent about them.

The Spokesman of the Ministry of Defense Sasko Dimov, the managers of


Macedonian

Post and Macedonian Road, Dragan Dimevski and Tome Janevski, the public

officials in the Ministry of Finance Elizabeta Cupovska and Katerina Georgieva

are also members of the Council of Municipality of Veles.

Part of them with whom we have contacted today, do not feel responsibility for

the fact that they are performing two functions. They say that the institutions

in which they work in have nothing to do with the local government. However, the

Law on Conflict of Interest is clear and does not allow one person to perform

more than one function simultaneously.

In the meantime the members of the Commission for Anti Corruption can only

appeal, because they do not have a mechanism to make the officials to give up

from some of the functions.

"The larger part of the public officials are wisely silent and wait that maybe

some modus will be found so that their performing of more functions can last and
last", stated these days the President of the Commission for Anti Corruption

Ilmi Selami.

Part of the experts and the mayors request in the law to be envisaged fines of

several hundred Euros for all the persons at which will be established that they

are receiving two or more state salaries.

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