The Macedonian governmental delegation held consultations with the representatives of the European Commission (EC) in Brussels, probably the last one before 9th November, when it’s expected that the recommendation about Macedonia’s application for membership to the Union be published. As key topics on which the Macedonian delegation will discuss are: the start of the decentralization process, the finished legal framework of the Ohrid framework agreement, the start of the judicial reforms and a working version of the changes in the electoral legislative. They are also the most important questions with which Macedonia will familiarize the representatives of the EC.
“Macedonia believes in the positive recommendation and expects to receive a candidate country status for membership in the EU in December of this year or in March of next year”, Shekerinska adds.
She also pointed out that Macedonia, from an unstable security environment has transformed itself in a country ready for talks for membership, in only four years and as such is a successful story that is needed in the Union.
The Macedonian delegation which was led by the Deputy Prime Minister Radmila Shekerinska in front of a hundred representatives of the EC, research centers and the media, held a lecture on the topic “Macedonia- an opportunity in 2005”.

The Macedonian Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski stayed in a three day visit of Great Britain, where he met with its Prime Minister, Tony Blair. He is accompanied by the head of the Macedonian diplomatic service, Inlinka Mitreva, with whom he will attend the Annual Conference of Blair’s Labor Party, which is held in Brighton. There Bukovski had a working meeting with Blair.
Both Prime Ministers talked about the integration of Macedonia in NATO and the EU, having in mind the fact that Britain has the EU presidency until the end of this year. The Minister for Foreign Affairs Mitreva had a meeting with the Foreign Secretary Jack Strow.
Buckovski ended his visit to Great Britain with a working breakfast with the representatives of the financial magnate “City Group”.
At the same time in Brighton, the Serbian president Boris Tadic also made a one day visit to Great Britain, during which he had a meeting with the British Prime Minister Tony Blair and the Foreign Secretary Jack Strow. On the meetings, according to Tadic’s cabinet, they was a discussion about the biggest question - Kosovo, the safety of the Balkans and the Euro Atlantic Integration of Serbia and Montenegro.

During the visit to Austria the Macedonian president Branko Crvenkovski had a meeting with its chancellor Volfgang Sisel and several Austrian businessmen. The visit to the country, which from the beginning of 2006 will take over the EU presidency, was made on the invitation of his Austrian colleague Hainz Fisher with whom he already had discussion. The main topics of the Macedonian-Austrian dialogue at the highest level are: the Euro Atlantic Integration of Macedonia and the strengthening of the bilateral and economic relations. In the Macedonian delegation were the minister for economy, Fatmir Besimi, and the president of the chamber of commerce Branko Azeski.

The talks about the status of Kosovo will probably start this year, and the final solution must be comprehensive - regional and wider.
This was the statement of the High Representative of Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU, Javier Solana in Paris.
“We can expect, on the basis of the report about the standards of Kai Eide, that the talks will start by the end of this year”, Solana said in his speech at the annual conference of the Institute for security studies of the EU in Paris.
“The process of the resolving the status of Kosovo is a question witch will put the entire Balkan in the center of the strategy of the EU in 2006”, Solana stated.
He pointed out that the “Kosovo question is very intertwined and that its resolving will be a complex procedure”.
“It is too mild to say that it will be a sensitive process. Belgrade and Pristina have completely opposite stands, and don’t have stabile governments”, Solana added.


The Macedonian embassies and other diplomatic offices abroad, in the future will have police attachés the Government of Macedonia decided on its last session. No concrete dates about when will Macedonia send police attachés is stated, but a broad range of possible locations is announced.
“The role of the police attachés is of extreme importance not only among neighboring countries, but with the countries of the wider region, and as well as with the larger western European countries, major institutions like the EU, NATO and the international security institutions like EUROPOL, INTERPOL and SEKI”, the government stated. During the enactment of this concept in Macedonia, the government had in mind the positive experiences of the police attachés from neighboring countries accredited to Macedonia:
“Because our neighboring countries have established the practice of bilateral cooperation trough the police attachés with the ministry of interior and after consultations the need for the strengthening and widening of this kind of cooperation within the region was confirmed”, government members underlined it.


The minister of health, Vlado Dimov promoted the start of the examination process of graduated doctors before examiners selected by the Chamber of doctors, after which they will receive the basic license. If the doctors, want to receive a license for practicing on their own without a supervision of an educator or a mentor, will have to specialize in the certain area of health care. Everybody who is currently a doctor will receive the license for practicing medicine, but they as well as those who will have to earn it in the future, will have to renew it every 7 years.
About the questions by the press in relation to the threats of strike of the employees of the Clinical Center for meeting their demands for a 100% pay rise, the minister Dimov pointed out that the health care sector does not fall under the budget, but is under the jurisdiction of the Healthcare Found and there for an increase in the wages can not be demanded by additional budgetary means. He added that the talks with the employees of the Clinical Center are still ongoing and confirmed that on October the 3rd he will have a meeting with the representatives of the Union of the Clinical Centre with the Vlado Buckovski.
The employees’ strike in the Clinical Center together with the other clinics is already announced.

The president of the Macedonian national committee of the International Council for monuments and places (MNK Ikomos), Predrag Gavrilovic and the mayor of Skopje Trifun Kostovski signed an agreement for patronage with 3 year validity in the nation’s capital.
“The signing of the agreement is happening in the time when the association of the gild of conservers in Macedonia - MNK Ikomos entered in its second decade of its exisatnce”, the secretary Lazar Sumanov stated and expressed thanks to the ministry of culture, which helped to finance their work in the previous years.
The president Gavrilovic handed a gratitude award ad a sign of thanks to the first patron Trifun Kostovski for his contribution in the development of MKN Ikomos and the affirmation of Macedonian’s cultural heritage.

The Macedonian minister for science and education Azis Polzani will participate in the annual conference for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is held in its headquarters in Vienna.
On this 49th session of the General Conference of the IAEA, Polzani will have an address at the general meeting. In his address, according to the statement, he will point out the significance of Macedonia’s cooperation with the IAEA in the accomplishment of the set level of security from radiation in accordance with the international safety standards in this area.






PM Vlado Buckovski is scheduled to meet representatives of financial magnate Citigroup Inc. on Thursday.
Company's experts will work on the country's preparations for the first emission of Euro-bonds.
Citigroup Inc. is today's pre-eminent financial services company, with some 200 million customer accounts in more than 100 countries.
On the margins of the British Labor Party Conference in Brighton, Macedonian Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski met Wednesday with his British counterpart Tony Blair.
"Meeting with PM Blair was exceptionally significant, taking into consideration that Great Britain is the current EU chair-country and leader in Europe", Buckovski said.


In organisation of the Secretariat for European Affairs of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and Wilton Park from Great Britain a conference on Preparing South East Europe for EU Accession will be held Thursday and Friday at the Macedonian Parliament.
Macedonian Parliament Speaker Ljupco Jordanovski, Deputy PM Radmila Sekerinska, British Ambassador to Macedonia Robert Chatterton Dickson, high officials of the country and abroad, representatives of the political parties, experts, representatives of NGOs and research centres are to participate at the conference.
Wilton Park conferences provide an excellent environment for leading opinion formers to discuss the best ways to deal with key challenges.
Conferences cover the key political, security and economic issues confronting the world. Global concerns such as the environment and terrorism are also addressed, as well as issues such as social reforms and the impact of the information revolution.
Wilton Park is still actively carrying out its role as a forum for democracy building, post-conflict reconciliation and international dialogue first set by Winston Churchill 60 years ago. His vision has now been expanded to address the most acute current global challenges.


The employees in the clinic centre Thursday go on strike demanding 100 percent salary increase.
Only urgent cases and patients in the hospitals will be treated during the strike.
Trade Union of the clinic centre considers that the request of 100 percent salary increase is not extreme having in mind that this institution gives 60 to 70 percent of the total health services to the state, President Angel Sazdovski said.
The representatives of the Trade Union said that they are to meet PM Vlado Buckovski on October 3 and they will inform him on their demands.