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27 Dec 2005 description

SKOPJE, 27 December 2005 - Improving communication between school management and parents, and raising public awareness on the decentralization of education in rural communities was the aim of a series of OSCE workshops that concluded in the remote village of Urvic, near Tetovo.

28 Nov 2005 description

Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski Sunday met with the UN special envoy on Kosovo future status talks, Martti Ahtisaari, the Agency of Information reports.

At the meeting Ahtisaari informed Crvenkovski on his previous talks and positions of the negotiating teams of Pristina and Belgrade, which are included in the Kosovo future status talks. Ahtisaari stressed that it is important to be introduced with the opinions and positions of the neighbours during the process of talks.

25 Nov 2005 description

GENEVA, November 25 (UNHCR) - Violence is a common thread in the lives of refugees and displaced people all over the world.

11 Nov 2005 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Thomas Nybo
TETOVO, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 11 November 2005 - A team of travelling teachers is visiting Valbone Mandzukai's family, to teach her 7-year-old son how to read and write. But he is not the only one learning - Valbone, who was illiterate when she fled Kosovo six years ago, is also taking lessons.

21 Oct 2005 description
report Xinhua

TIRANA, Oct 21, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - Macedonian Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski and his Albanian counterpart Sali Berisha said Friday that a solution to the issue of Kosovo's final status should respect the existing borders in the region, local media reported.

The two leaders shared the position during their meeting in Macedonia's capital city of Skopje where Berisha was paying a one- day visit to the country.

The solution must be done within the framework of recognizing the Balkans' existing international borders, including the international borders of Kosovo, both …

04 Oct 2005 description

SKOPJE, 4 October 2005 - The OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, will visit Skopje on 5 October.

He will be discussing strengthening democracy in the country and the progress of reforms in key areas relating to the Ohrid Framework Agreement of August 2001, which brought an end to the short conflict in the country that year.

04 Oct 2005 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Thomas Nybo

SKOPJE, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 4 October 2005 - Ljubche Dimoska has come a long way since leaving a state-run institution for the disabled in The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. It's not apparent just by looking at him, but a few words with his foster mother clarifies his remarkable journey. "When Ljupche first came to the family, he wasn't able to walk, he wasn't able to eat, he wasn't able to go to the bathroom by himself," says Vesna Dimoska. "Little by little, I taught him how to eat.

23 Sep 2005 description

SKOPJE, 23 September 2005 - A new project to increase the participation of women in decision-making processes in the country was launched today at a conference of the NGO Union of Women's Organizations (UWOM) in Skopje.

Funded by the OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje, the project, "For Equal Opportunities - More Elected Women During 2006 Parliamentary Elections", is supported by the Unit for Promotion of Gender Equality within the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

It will include training courses on gender equality for political parties and a public awareness …

21 Sep 2005 description

Macedonian Minister of Labor and Social Policy Stevco Jakimovski and his Kosovo colleague Ibrahim Ramadani discussed Tuesday the issues of faster return of Kosovo refugees from Macedonia and signing of an agreement for mutual social insurance, MIA reported.

"We concluded that refugees must return to Kosovo, along with the assessment that the High Commissariat for Refugees should be engaged more intensively in the problem, since the Kosovo Government has no financial capacity to cover the costs for the return of these individuals", Minister Jakimovski said.

13 Sep 2005 description

SKOPJE, 13 September 2005 - More than 50 representatives from national judicial institutions, as well as local and international organizations working on judicial reform, participated in a roundtable discussion yesterday in Skopje on reforming the judiciary.

06 Sep 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

30 Aug 2005 description

Skopje, 30 August 2005 - The OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje today praised the Ministries of Defense and Interior on the successful transfer of border control from the military to the border police.

"The final transfer at the border with Albania marks the end of all military responsibility in internal security and an important step in the development of the police service," said Ambassador Carlos Pais, Head of the OSCE Mission.

"A key element of this transfer is that the new border police will be able to develop long-term relationships with the communities …

20 Aug 2005 description
report European Union

KACANIK, Kosovo: Kosovo's Minister of Transport, the Commander of international troops and EU officials today (Saturday) opened a key bridge on a busy highway that links Kosovo's capital, Pristina, with Skopje, the capital of the neighbouring former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

25 Jul 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

14 Jul 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

29 Jun 2005 description

UNMIK/PR/1381

PRISTINA - Under the leadership of PDSRSG Larry Rossin, Kosovo's Minister for Trade and Industry, Bujar Dugolli, and Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister Mincho Jordanov, a high level political meeting achieved a breakthrough comprise allowing for the conclusion of an Interim Free Trade Agreement between UNMIK/Kosovo and the Macedonian Government yesterday in Pristina. The meeting concluded a series of negotiations rounds on the future trade relations that started in December 2004.