The Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski and the head of the MOC Mr. Mr. Stefan mark the stand of the Cosmic Patriarch Vartolomej for the continuation of the dialog between the MOC and the SOC as positive.
About the Vraniskovski case, whom Vartolomej in his letter calls bishop and ask from Buckovski, as a sign of good will, to release him from prison. The Prime Minister has answer him that it is a matter of the courts, which is independent from the executive branch of government.
According to the Council, the diplomatic request for the release of Vraniskovski is not a condition for the Cosmic Patriarchy to mediate in the dispute between MOC and SOC. The Council of the MOC thinks that who ever tries to defend Vraniskovski, takes on him self a great moral risk, considering the fact besides the facts the his is convicted for the crimes so far, other court proceedings are pending for financial fraud in three of the eparch of MOC.

MOC will ask for the return of the monastery “St. Prohor Pcinski” within the territory of Macedonia. The spokesperson of the Holly Council of the MOC, Mr. Timotej, announces that they will start proceedings in front of international institutions for the return of the monastery.
“HAC, also, is thinking about starting a procedure on an international scale for the returning of the monastery “St. Prohor Pcinski to Macedonia, the way it historically belongs to her”, stated the spokesperson of MOC, Mr. Timotej.
The doors of the monastery complex were closed this year during Ilinden for the Macedonian state delegation.
On Pelince a new and expensive alternative complex was built, but was hardly visited by anybody. Last year the President Crvenkovski at “Prohor Pcinski” was met by the former bishop Jovan Vraniskovski.

The German advisor for economic-financial matters Teodor Vajgel, had a meeting with the prime minister Vlado Buckovski, during which the main topic was the fulfillment of the conditions for candidate status for the membership in the EU.
Buckovski and Vajgel discussed about the list of priorities for infrastructural projects, especially in the part of energy.
Vajgel asks for a consensus by all of the major political parties for the approach of Macedonia in front of the EU.
On the meeting with the prime minister it was arranged that they would meet again in October in Brussels, together with the president of the EU Commission.

From September the 1st of this year the compulsory 9th grade is supposed to start. That means that all children with the age of 6 will must attend the null group. From the schools are saying that the enrolment groups are still open, because some of the parents don’t know about the start of the 9th grade. The parents are still divided about the new way of schooling of their children.
The 9th grade started together with the decentralization. With the reforms the in the educational system, the Ministry didn’t managed to prepare of the schools for another generation of pupils. Some of the schools found themselves unprepared, so they used the space for kinder garden and all-day facilities. After the end of the summer holidays, the activities for the teachers started. With the decentralization the funds for the schools should come from the local self-government. The heads of the schools say that they don’t expect much from the weak budget from the municipalities, so they will be looking for donations.


Macedonia is hoping that will soon capitalize on the good will of the EU and USA and that will soon become a member of the EU and NATO, it is said in the analysis of Merrill Lynch, the leading world company for financial management and consulting. According to the analysis, Macedonia will have a significant role in the solution of the Kosovo issue, and the minor dispute over the border will be resolved during the negotiations for Kosovo.
The author of the analysis ordered by Merrill Lynch, which has offices in 36 countries around the world, with an annual turn over of $600 billion, claims that there is a big possibility that Macedonia, despite the negative trends in Europe, will get a positive response from the EU and become a candidate country for membership. According to the analysis, the population of only 2 million inhabitants in not a treat to the European labor market, the country has no problems with the Hague tribunal, and with the fulfillment of the Ohrid Framework agreement, the picture in the world about he human rights in Macedonia looks better. Corruption, week court system, bad business climate are part of the problems which still are a challenge to the country, and the entrance in the EU can help to solve them more easily.


With the awarding of the plackets for the most successful participants in indoor and outdoor soccer, in volleyball and swimming, in Prilep the 3rd all Macedonian Dionysus’ sport games of Macedonians born in Bulgaria, Albania and Turkey were closed. Around 300 participants, with hugs and tears, parted with each other.
The organizer of the games was the Citizens initiative for spiritual, cultural and economic reunification of the Macedonian people. Its representative Ilija Dimovski, is pleased and thinks that they managed to bring the Macedonians closer and help them keep their root with their native country. For reasons that are unknown the representatives from Greece were not present even though they announced their participation, and in the last minute the Macedonians from Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro canceled their arrival. The all Macedonian Dionysus’ sport games were organized according to the example of the sporting event of king Dion from ancient Macedonia.

The exhibition titled as “Svetlinata” (the light) by the artist Sokrat Lafazaovski, which was presented in Skopje, found its way to Ohrid and Prilep. Because of the big interest that was caused by this exhibition, the national body “Marko Cepenkov” cultural centre in Prilep awarded him a gratitude award. On it was engraved that over 3.000 citizens of Prilep have visited the exhibition.
On the exhibition 32 oil on canvas from different time periods were displayed, but in every work his attachment to music and the art of ballet dominated. The main accent is put on his 35 year long philosophical research of light, which is connected trough the mystic moment of his birth, and all that will mark his total work.

The ministry for internal affairs has withdrawn the arrest warrants against Agim Krasniki and his accomplices, by the order of the investigative judge, in front of which they gave their statements, was confirmed by Goran Pavlovski, the head of the minister for internal affairs’ cabinet. Unofficially, a promise of free passage to Kosovo was promised to Krasniki, and that his three accomplices wouldn’t be convicted. It is assumed that Krasniki has already left the country. The whole operation for reaching of a political settlement was led by the deputy minister of internal affairs Fatmir Dehari.
The court proceeding against Krasniki and his accomplices is led in the court of first instance Skopje 1 in Skopje, and he was wanted by the police for the acts of kidnapping, illegal possession of arms, burglary, for causing general hazard and armed robbery.
The Government denied that SDSM and DUI have arranged amnesty for Agim Krasniki.






Macedonia enjoys Denmark's support for the achievement of its strategic goals - the EU and NATO integration, said Wednesday in Copenhagen, the Macedonian and Swedish Foreign Ministers, Ilinka Mitreva and Per Stig Moller, as reported by MIA's special correspondent.
"The doors of the EU are open, and its up to Macedonia when it will enter. Denmark supports Macedonia on the road to the EU, but it should qualify itself for that (membership) with successful implementation of reforms", Moller said, adding that Denmark in interested in Macedonia's and regional stability.
The Danish FM said that there was a good political climate in Macedonia at the moment and that the legal implementation of the Framework Agreement was almost done.
"Priorities of Denmark's visit is to inform Danish officials about the achievement of the country's strategic goals, receiving a candidate status for EU membership and a positive avis by the European Commission, as well as receiving an invitation for NATO membership at the next Alliance summit", Mitreva said.
The talks also focused on organizing Macedonian-Danish business forum, aimed at intensifying of economic cooperation and approximation of Macedonia towards Danish investors and businessmen.
Both ministers also discussed the preparations for signing cooperation agreements in the sphere of health, environment and culture, as well as projects of Denmark's financial assistance in Macedonia.
Mitreva also raised the EU visa regime issue towards Macedonia. Denmark's position is that every EU member-country will have individual approach towards visa issue.
Regarding the name dispute with Greece, the Danish FM considers that this issue is not a part of the conditions for the EU membership. The only conditions that Macedonia should fulfill are the Copenhagen criteria.
Mitreva will end her visit to Denmark with the meeting with chairperson of the Commission for European Issues within the Danish Parliament, Elizabeth Arnold.
Earlier today, Mitreva met the chairperson of the Foreign Policy Commission of the Danish Parliament, Jens Hald Madsen.
As MIA's special correspondent reported from Denmark, Mitreva informed Madsen on the situation in Macedonia and country's Euro-integration process.
"Macedonia is a successful story and the current country's priority is economic development and Euro-integration activities. The Government is committed to the European agenda and intensifies the reform's processes", Mitreva said.
"Macedonia expect Denmark's support for its aspirations for EU and NATO membership", Mitreva said, adding that Macedonian citizens should receive a positive signal from the EU, especially regarding the application for Union membership and visa regime liberalization.
Madsen voiced Denmark's expectations that EU enlargement would continue. "Macedonia has successfully passed through many crisis situations, and now it's a stable country that strives towards the Euro-integration", he said.
He agreed with Mitreva that a positive signal should be send to Macedonian citizens, as well as encouragement on the road to EU and NATO. Madsen is an optimist on Macedonia's application for EU membership and considers that the European Commission will give a positive "avis" in autumn.
"It will be a signal for other regional countries to follow Macedonia's example", Madsen said. He committed for intensifying of cooperation between the Parliaments of the two countries.
Mitreva will end her visit to Denmark with the meeting with chairperson of the Commission for European Issues within the Danish Parliament, Elizabeth Arnold.