Finally, Agim Krasniki from Kondovo, received, in hand, the indictment for causing general hazard to the public. The trial against him was already postponed to November 1st . Only the main defendant Kemal Sali, appeared in front of the court, and the other defendants were not there. The judge Risto Katavenovski found that the police have informed them and that it could not find the defendants and arrest them, so for the seventh time the trial was rescheduled. When everybody started to go for the exit, Krasniki appeared with his lawyer. He picked up the indictment, stated that he didn’t need a translator in Albanian and left. This is the second time that he has appeared in the Court of Skopje No.1, first time in August when the warrants for his arrest were reversed. He now stands trial for the kidnapping and causing general hazard for the public. Agim Krasniki is the man, who for over a year was leading the game in Kondovo, and the trial started just now, but not for the acts that are known to the entire public. He led the armed group and controlled Kondovo for over a year, and trough the foreign media send messages that he will shell Skopje and that his group will not surrender their weapons. If we are state where there is the rule of law it is time that the law is upheld.

Interethnic relations in the Macedonian society are for the large part stabilized, and although it exists, the communication between Macedonians and Albanians is selective. The biggest problem are the prejudices, frustrations and fear, that is the evaluation of the Council for interethnic relations, which is part of the project “Light”, which was realized by the Institute Euro Balkan.
As it is stated in the press release, at their last session the Council evaluated that the interethnic communication among Macedonians and Albanians is between a 100% on the market till 0% on the field of intermarriages, which says that Macedonia is still a divided society.
Incidents with ethnic dimension, like, Kondovo, Struga, Celopek, although they don’t have enough energy to cause a bigger conflict, they still have manage to underline the interethnic relations in the country as unresolved and problematic. Among other issues and problems, which reflect negatively on the interethnic relations, are the bad economic condition, unemployment and poverty, which affect most of the population from all ethnic communities. In order to overcome this sort of condition, the Council recommends that it is necessary to open the canals of communication and affirmation of other topics by the Albanian political forces on which they can promote and realize their ideas, and not to insist only on the ethnical dimension in their relations with the Macedonians. Similar they recommend to the Macedonian political forces that it is time for bolder steps, because the initial energy for integration in the case of Macedonia must come from the top. It is time for the country to fully take the initiative and responsibility and to finance programs for the strengthening of communications, but with a long-term goal and more comprehensive plans.

Although the disarmament action ended a long time ago, recently, after receiving a tip and taking measures on the ground, with a warrant by a judge, in the village of Ljuboten near Skopje a search was made during which large cash of weapons and ammunitions was discovered and seized. The Ministry of interior stated that 10 automatic rifles 7.62 mm, 23 hand grenades with detonators, a box of 1000 bullets of 7.62 mm, a sack with 1140 bullets of 7.9 mm, rifle bucks and munitions clips were found. The weapons were taken to the Ministry and forensic analysis is being done in order to determine the origin and ownership of the weapons. During the search, according to the statement, a teem of “Proxima” was present.


The fight of laundering of money in the banking sector was the topic on the seminar which was held in Bitola, in the organization of the Department for the prevention of money laundering in the Republic of Macedonia and the German society for technical assistance (GTZ).
On the seminar the representatives of 16 banks from Macedonia as well as the Central Bank, from the Council of Europe and the public prosecutor of Germany, Roman Posek attended. According to Vladimir Naumovski, the director of the Department for the prevention of money laundering, starting from 2002, Macedonia is actively getting involved in the global efforts against money laundering, and the result of which is the establishment of the Department.
The representatives of the banks and the Council of Europe underlined that it is a mater of a problem that doesn’t exist in just one particular country, but much wider and concerns everybody. They pointed out the example of Germany where in 2000 4401 cases were reported for suspected money laundering. As a result of the active fight against this deed, the number of reports in the last five years has increased for 100%. These numbers were pointed out as an indicator that the fight against this kind of crime is continually strengthening, among else, trough the active involvement of the public. The participants of the seminar stated that in the world annually around a billion dollars are laundered, which in a large part a used to finance terrorist organizations.


A Macedonian delegation in the sphere of the media, led by the director of the Agency for information of Macedonia, Vele Mitanoski, stayed in an official return visit to the Russian federation, at the invitation by the Russian information agency for international cooperation “RIA-Novosti”. An exchange of news groups and programs was agreed upon, on a reciprocal basis, as well as media participation in the next tourist exchange with Ohrid and other cities. At the end of the month, twelve tour operators from Macedonia will stay in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The Macedonian delegation visited several electronic and printed media, and news agencies, during which it discussed with the journalist and the executives about specific forms and activities in the promotion of the Russian-Macedonian media cooperation. The Federal agency for press and mass communications and the Agency for information of Macedonia, within the intergovernmental Agreement for cooperation, exchange their experiences in the part of legislature and finance of the public broadcasting services.


In front of the Macedonian fans, on the 11th of October, in the Universal Hall in Skopje, the most successful Macedonian pianist Simon Trpcevski for the first time performed the concert No. 3, opus 30 by Rahmaninov, a work which is regarded as one of the most complicated in music. The performance was ended with the performance of the overture Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky. Trpcevski was accompanied by the Macedonian philharmonic with Sasa Nikolevski Gumar as the conductor. The Stanvey piano, on which Trpcevski was playing, was borrowed form the “Ohrid Summer” festival.
This concert in on the initiative of Trpcevski, who wanted to perform in front of his own public, dedicated it to the national holiday of 11th of October.

After nearly 70 years of existence, the persons with handicap can enter the Macedonian Parliament, so it became accessible to this group of citizens, for whom the on ramp was build.
“We have an on ramp in front of the Parliament and it is accessible. Now we are waiting on the other public institutions to start an initiative for the building of on ramps”, Dusko Hristov, the managing director of “Polio Plus” stated.
These on ramps weren’t built on the international day for people with handicap. Then both the guests from abroad and the envoys with handicap were carried by hand to hear the address of the speaker of the Parliament Jordanovski.
Members of the “Polio Plus” hope that in all state institutions there will be no discrimination in relation to the accessibility to them. Deliberately or by accident, the on ramps coincided with the caravan that started form Krisevo for the gathering of 10000 signatures, in order to enact a law for the protection and dignity of the persons with handicap.

The terrifying bird flue is closing to Macedonia, while in Turkey seven people are hospitalized under the suspicion that they are infected with the human variation of the bird flue. Romania is testing whether they also have the deadly virus which killed 65 people in Southeast Asia, as well as millions of birds. Our neighbors have already made plans for the protection of the bird flue. They are educating the owners of the companies, and the citizens with leaflets about the symptoms the disease. For the Macedonian authorities- there is no need for panic.
“We have a temporary ban on import of chickens form those countries where the bird flue has already appeared”, Agim Ramadani, the chief of the cabinet of the Ministry of agriculture stated.
Watching the wild birds is also an option, and the ministries for agriculture and health until now didn’t establish any commissions which will keep track of the situation. In the RZZZ they are expecting the first tests for diagnosis, and protective gloves and masks are being purchased.
According to epidemiologist, the illness is transferred only form bird to man. On impact are the bird farmers. The disease is deadly to humans, with symptoms of high fever, pain in the joints, and inflammation of the lungs. While the authorities are hoping that the bird flue will fly over Macedonia, the Institute of Medicine Erazmos from Rotterdam predicts- a pandemic that will engulf a fifth of the population of the World.





The European Commission avis on Macedonia, which is to be presented next month, will be a realistic assessment of the country's achievements, but will also note the weaknesses with which Macedonian authorities should deal," Euro-Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn said Wednesday after meeting Macedonian Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski.
Judicial, public administration reforms are Macedonia's priorities at the moment, Rehn said at a joint press conference with Buckovski, giving credit to the country's progress in implementing the power decentralization process.
Macedonia will continue to work hard on reforms, Buckovski said, pointing out that the EU summit in December will be crucial for the country's candidate status.
Referring to the latest UN proposal for putting an end to Skopje-Athens dispute over Macedonia's constitutional name, Rehn said the matter should be resolved by both countries, which, through dialogue and constructive talks, should find the best solution within the UN.


The US does not have any comment on proposal of the UN's Special Representative Matthew Nimitz for resolving on Macedonia name dispute but will support the efforts for surpassing the problem, US State Department Deputy Spokesman Adam Ereli.
"This is an issue that is being worked by the UN's Special Representative. He is, on behalf of the Secretary General, trying to get the Greeks and Macedonians to agree on a name. That's a process that we support. I'm not aware of what -- of when we talked to Nimitz, but I would simply state that our role in this is a purely supportive one and not directly involved," Ereli said.
Asked whether Washington supports membership of Macedonia into the EU and NATO after Greece's threats to hinder these processes by putting a veto, Ereli said that at the point no statements that will additionally complicate the situation should be given.
"Where we are right now is that Nimitz is working with both sides to deal with the name issue and we're supporting his efforts, and what happens in the future other issues is, I think, pretty speculative," US State Department Deputy Spokesman Adam Ereli.


According to latest assessments, four million people need help following last week's devastating earthquake in South Asia.
UN stress that one million people are faced with lack of basic necessities, while two million need new shelter. A total of US$ 270 million are required for reconstruction of the quake-hit region.
Destroyed bridges and roads create large logistic problems, accompanied by torrential rains and cold. At least 23,000 people are believed dead in the earthquake.