Police checkpoint attacked.
On March 26, a hand grenade was thrown on a police checkpoint near the
graveyard in Aracinovo from a moving vehicle. No one was injured in the
Police entry in Sipkovica and
On March 28 it was announced that ethnically mixed police patrols
would enter in the villages Sipkovica and Lisec, but due to the incident
in Mala Recica, the police redeployment to these villages was delayed.
This decision was adopted at the meeting of the Coordination Body in
consultations with the NATO and OSCE officials.
Ali Ahmeti elected for
president of the Coordination Council of the Albanians in Macedonia.
The Coordination Council of the Albanians in Macedonia was established
on February 27 in Tetovo. This body is composed by per two representatives
from DPA, PDP and NDP parties and three representatives of the disbanded
NLA. On March 25, Ali Ahmeti was elected for President of the Coordination
Council. This body includes three working groups: for education,
integration of the Albanians in the police and in the Army. The general
opinion of the Macedonian public is that with this move the Albanians have
created parallel government in western Macedonia.
"Is there hope for Tetovo and
Tetovo area" roundtable.
A roundtable titled as "Is there hope for Tetovo and Tetovo area" took
place in Tetovo on March 25. The roundtable was organized by the Block of
Macedonian parties from the town. The SDSM and the parties of the ethnic
Albanians did not participate at the meeting. The following were the focal
points from the meeting: ending of the ethnic cleansing, returning of the
displaced persons to their homes, ensuring complete family and personal
Holland may be on the head of
the NATO mission in Macedonia.
On June 26, when Germany's mandate on the head of the NATO mission in
Macedonia will officially end, it may be replaced by Holland. The Dutch
army announced that it has been requested from NATO for they to take over
the command of the "Amber Fox" mission.