Crisis Management Center (CMC) and Protection and Rescue Directorate signed on Tuesday a memorandum of cooperation with the Ministries of Health, Transport, Culture and Agriculture with respect to effective and efficient prevention, early warning and crisis management that are within their jurisdiction.
- By signing the memorandum, mechanism's modalities regarding coordination are determined amongst the administrative bodies within the domain of preventing, managing and subduing possible outbreak of critical circumstances, said CMC director Pande Lazarevski.
The memorandums define the ministries' authorisations in a time of crisis i.e. the responsibilities are strictly determined in terms of when and who is supposed to participate in such circumstances, whereas the financial construction is also regulated.
The Health Ministry, stated Minister Imer Selmani at the signing ceremony, is prepared to act in critical conditions - in cases of extremely high temperatures, possible outbreak of bird flu, but also in a case of extremely low temperatures.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management is also prepared for conditions of extremely low temperatures by distributing commodity reserves. Deputy agriculture minister Pero Dimiskovski said the farmers were timely informed on the weather conditions in order to take appropriate measures.
The cooperation memo signed with the Ministry of Culture envisages and defines the mechanisms in critical conditions and other dangers for salvaging the historical inheritance in Macedonia: museums, churches, mosques, historical sites, monasteries...
Minister of Transport and Communications Mile Janakieski underlined that while establishing the crisis management mechanisms, the experiences in battling fire blazes would be of great assistance. He added that the signed memo would regulate the Ministry's authorisations regarding infrastructure, corridors, highway networks and telecommunications.
Deputy director of Protection and Rescue Directorate Mirvet Ramadani considered that by uniting the institutions better coordination in a time of crisis would be reached.


Exhibit "Spiritual Traditions of Tiveriopol" of the Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments and Museum-Strumica will be opened Tuesday in the Museum of Macedonia. The goal of the exhibition is to display the results from excavations within the old city's core and to pinpoint the new discoveries concerning Strumica's abundant cultural and historical past through selection of rare artifacts.
Till recently, the cultural history of Strumica was famous solely for its Byzantine traditions integrated into the sacral architecture and wonderful church images from Veljusa and Vodoca. Nevertheless, the new archaeological findings have proven that town's urban and cultural development have commenced much earlier.
Author of exhibit's conception is Margarita Stamenova-Atanasova (an archaeologist from Strumica's Institute and Museum), while Irena Kolistrkoska-Nasteva (an archaeologist in the Museum of Macedonia) is the coordinator of Skopje's display.

























Macedonian Parliament Tuesday passed unanimously the decision for establishment of the National Council for Euro-integration.
The Council will have 17 members including three members each from ruling and opposition parties. Members are also Chairmen of Committee on European Issues and Foreign Policy Committee. The Council will also include one representative from President's Cabinet, the Government, the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Association of the Units of Local Governments of Macedonia (ZELS), the Centre for Euro-integration and democracy, the Association of Journalists of Macedonia, chambers of commerce and the trade union.
Radmila Sekerinska from SDSM has been elected for the President of the National Council for Euro-integration.
The Council's goal is political subjects to fulfil political criteria on time recommended in the European Commission's progress report aimed at Macedonia to receive invitation to join NATO and date to start EU membership talks.
Ilinka Mitreva from SDSM on party's behalf welcomed the establishment of the National Council for Euro-integration noting that it should have been established earlier.
Nezdet Mustafa from United Party for Emancipation (OPE) commented that no Roma representative is included in the Council.
At today's continuation of 92nd session the Parliament elected the independent MP Gjorgji Orovcanec for new member of the Committee for Relations between Communities.
Orovcanec is replacing the MP Tome Danevski from VMRO-DPMNE who previously withdrew from the post.
Previously Orovcanec addressing the MPs said that Committee should be completed as soon as possible because it is in the NATO agenda.
- If we envisaged the Committee for Relations between Communities in the Constitution, whether we like it or not it must exist and to give the expected results in the interest to our integrations, Orovcanec said emphasising that if elected member of the committee he will urge for the interest of all citizens without giving priority to party and ethnic affiliation.