- 14 October 2001
Skopje, October 15th, 2001
Great quantity of weapons discovered.
On October 11th in the village of Tanuse, the Macedonian security forces
discovered great quantity of weapons and ammunition, stored by the NLA
members. The police discovered the weapons in the nearby forest.
Special forces member dies.
One member of the special forces "Tigers" lost his life in Mavrovo
on October 11th. According to the preliminary information, this was a
matter of an accident, while some media reported that he was killed by
Monument of Macedonian educator demolished.
According to the reports of the Macedonian media, the monument near the
grave of the Macedonian educator from the 19th century Kiril Pejcinovic
near the monastery complex in the village of Lesok was demolished. Another
Pejcinovic's monument, in the village of Tearce, was damaged on October
Villas at Popova Sapka mountain demolished.
On October 14th, approximately 500 citizens were invited to pay a visit
to their villas at Popova Sapka mountain, where since the beginning of
March the Macedonian security forces have been stationed. The interior
of several houses has been demolished and valuable property has been stolen.
The citizens were informed that charges would be filed against the security
forces' members who were deployed there and the stolen property would
The statement for amnesty for the former NLA members
On October 9th, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia supported
the statement of President Boris Trajkovski regarding the amnesty for
the former NLA members, which sets them free from criminal prosecution.
The amnesty will not refer to the persons who committed serious criminal
acts against the humanity, which is under the authority of the Hague Tribunal.
The ministers from the PDP ethnic Albanian party left from the session
of the Government, demanding the amnesty to be regulated by a law and
not just by a statement.
Training of the future policemen - ethnic Albanians stopped.
On October 8th, 110 police cadets - ethnic Albanians, left from the Idrizovo
training campus, together with their U.S. instructors. Head of the U.S.
instructors said that the main reason for this was the presence of the
Macedonian reservists in the Center.
The Albanian parties consider that all amendments should be adopted
On October 9th, the parliamentary groups of PDP and DPA did not participate
at the session of the Commission for Constitutional Affairs. They remain
on their position that the parliament procedure on the draft-amendments
for constitutional changes should not start without all amendments to
New special EU envoy for Macedonia appointed.
EU Ministerial Council appointed Alain Le Roy for
special EU envoy to Macedonia, who will replace Francois Leotard.