Macedonian delegation led by Vice Premier for European Affairs Ivica Bocevski will attend January 15-16 in Brussels at the regional meeting on multi-user indicative programme document for 2009 within Component 1 of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), reads Secretariat for European Affairs press release.
Pertaining to programming, the emphasis is put on the ownership of the process, whereas Macedonian institutions and the European Commission cooperate in creating the Programme for regional cooperation within IPA's Component 1, which refers to institution building.



















































Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska late Wednesday in Prague met with the Czech Interior Minister Ivan Langer.
Jankuloska presented Macedonia's achievements in police reforms, perspectives for the future cooperation and process of full visa liberalisation.
Langer reiterated unreserved support by the Czech Republic as the current holder of the EU Presidency, for the expected visa liberalisation.
- This meeting was of significant importance for the Republic of Macedonia taking into consideration the fact that the Czech Republic is the current holder of EU Presidency. Langer gave unreserved support to this process fully understanding the achievements and successes that the Republic of Macedonia have on this plan and gave credit to everything that was accomplished so far. This means that Macedonia is a country that is fully prepared for establishment of visa free regime with the European Union, Jankuloska said for MIA. She reminded that passing such decision is a process, which must pass through certain formal procedure in adequate EU bodies, but most important is that we have unselfish and unreserved support of the Czech republic as holder of EU Presidency.
The meeting also was focused on police cooperation i.e. cooperation between two Interior Ministries at all levels and segments of action which means projects and operative cooperation at police level and exchange of information between security services.
Jankuloska said that experience of the Czech Republic is of significant importance for the Republic of Macedonia and could serve as an example in many spheres taking into consideration that as the EU member state it passed very similar path as the Republic of Macedonia.
She announced that in the frames of already started technical level talks on signing the agreement of police cooperation and combat against organised crime, they agreed realisation of several visits by teams aimed at concordance of the details of this document.
Interior Minister Gordana Jankulovska who participates in Prague at the two-day informal meeting of EU ministers for home affairs and justice, Thursday will hold bilateral meetings with her colleagues from Netherlands, Belgium and Spain.