On April 1, the
ethnically mixed police patrols entered in the Tetovo village of Selce. On
April 2, the police patrols also entered in the villages Sipkovica, Gajre,
Lisec, Vesala, Bozovce, Brodec and Selce. A day before, the police patrols
were prevented from entering at these villages. On April 2, the ethnically
mixed police patrols entered in the Kumanovo village of Slupcane. Complete
(24 hour) patrolling is currently taking place in 65 (out of 130)
Attempt for assassination of the
On April 3, an armed group attacked the
restaurant "Dora", an alternative head-office of the DPA party. The
restaurtant is owned by Menduh Thaci, vice-president of the DPA, who was
alegedly target of an assassination. In the incident, in which a mortar
was used, one person was injured and several vehicles were damaged.
According to the Ministry of Interior, an investigation was launched
against a former police inspector, ethnic Albanian, who is suspected for
Police station in Skopje attacked.
On April 4, unidentified persons opened
fire on the Bit Pazar police station in Skopje. No one was injured and
only material damage was cased in the attack.
Convoy organized for Tanusevci,
Brest and Malino.
In organization of the Crisis Management
Center, and with NATO escort, about 50 citizens from the villages
Tanusevci, Brest and Malino paid a visit to their homes after 13 months.
The European Commission asked for
demobilization of the special unit "Lions".
On April 4, the European Commission
from Brussels announced the first report for the stabilizartion and
association process. Macedonia is expected to disband the special police
unit "Lions", accused of inhuman conduct. Also, Macedonia is due to carry
out radical reforms in the media sector.
New NATO ambassador to Macedonia.
On April 1, the new NATO ambassador, the
Dutch - Nick Bickman, arrived in Macedonia. This is in context to the
possible takeover of the NATO "Amber Fox" mission command by Holland.