May 13 - May 19
Skopje, May 20th, 2002
Security and political
patrols at the "St. Bogorodica" monastery in Matejce.
Ethnically mixed police patrols are patrolling around the monastery
complex of "St. Bogorodica" near the Kumanovo village of Matejce. The
patrols are escorted by OSCE and NATO representatives.
enters in all Tetovo villages.
The ethnically mixed police patrols entered in all villages in the
Tetovo area. The last villages where the police entered were Trebos,
Palatnica, Ozorniste and Semsevo. The process of reintegration of all
communities in the crisis Tetovo area is completed.
during an exercise of the "Lions" police unit.
Macedonian minister of interior Ljube Boskovski, shooting from an
automatic grenade launcher, wounded one journalist, one interpreter and
two police officers on May 15 during a tactical exercise of the special
police unit "The Lions" organized in the village of Leunovo. This event
inspired different comments from the media and the political parties
regarding who was responsible for the incident.
course for the future police officers begins.
The third course for future police officers started on May 13 with
selection of 275 cadets, 185 of whom are ethnic Albanians. The training of
the last 250 police officers, members of the communities in Macedonia is
due to be completed by the end of July of this year, which will represent
fulfillment of one of the obligations from the Framework Agreement.
on the elections coordinated.
The positions on the package-electoral legislation with proportional
election model and six electoral units and politically independent state
election commission were coordinated at the meeting between the
signatories of the Framework Agreement with the US envoy for Southeast
Europe James Holmes and the EU envoy Alain Le Roy, and in presence of the
President Boris Trajkovski. At the meeting, the laws that will enable use
of the Albanian language in the public life were also coordinated. Total
of 16 laws were coordinated at the meeting, all of them adopted by the
government at its May 14 session, except the Law for passports.
for Democratic Prosperity with new president.
The Central Assembly of the PDP adopted the resignation by Imer Imeri
and elected the former party president Abdurahman Aliti for new leader on
May 11 in Kumanovo.
leader Ali Ahmeti to create political party.
According to the latest information, the former NLA leader Ali Ahmeti
will create a new political party named Democratic Movement for
Integration, headquartered in Skopje. The goal of the party will be to
speed up the implementation of the Ohrid Accord, to enhance the trust
among the Macedonians and the Albanians and to bring the country in the