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Kosovo prime minister plays down border dispute

By Neil MacDonald in Prishtina Agim Ceku, prime minister of Kosovo, played down a border dispute with neighbouring Macedonia on Thursday, saying that the current border would not change after the breakaway Serbian province gains formal independence. In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Ceku said that the line agreed by Macedonia and Serbia in 2001 would be respected…

Kosovo Prime Minister Down Plays Border Dispute

By Neil MacDonald in Prishtina Agim Ceku, prime minister of Kosovo, played down a border dispute with neighbouring Macedonia on Thursday, saying that the current border would not change after the breakaway Serbian province gains formal independence. In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Ceku said that the line agreed by Macedonia and Serbia in 2001 would be respected…

Long live freedom in Macedonia!

Mr. Speaker, as a member of the House Democracy Assistance Commission I was honored this past week to host a delegation of Parliamentarians from the Republic of Macedonia in my home state of Michigan. The Macedonian delegation was immersed in many factors important to the development of a democratic society. They visited our state capitol and one of our major…

UMDiaspora Calls for Peaceful and Democratic Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The last several years truly tested the maturity and efficacy of the Republic of Macedonia.  The obligations of the Ohrid Framework Agreement were implemented, foreign investment increased, and most importantly, the European Union granted candidacy status to the Republic of Macedonia.  The United Macedonian Diaspora congratulates the Macedonian government and the Macedonian citizens for these great achievements.…

UMDiaspora Calls for Peaceful and Democratic Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The last several years truly tested the maturity and efficacy of the Republic of Macedonia.  The obligations of the Ohrid Framework Agreement were implemented, foreign investment increased, and most importantly, the European Union granted candidacy status to the Republic of Macedonia.  The United Macedonian Diaspora congratulates the Macedonian government and the Macedonian citizens for these great achievements.…

Unique Opportunity to Study Macedonian in the U.S.

The Critical Languages Institute offers nine-week, eight credit intensive language courses in introductory and intermediate Macedonian. ASU tuition is waived for the eight credits-a savings of thousands of dollars per student.  The only fee for the course is a $400 non-refundable registration processing fee.  This year the course will be held May 30-July 28, 2006 on the Tempe campus of…

Unique Opportunity to Study Macedonian in the U.S.

The Critical Languages Institute offers nine-week, eight credit intensive language courses in introductory and intermediate Macedonian. 

ASU tuition is waived for the eight credits-a savings of thousands of dollars per student.  The only fee for the course is a $400 non-refundable registration processing fee.  This year the course will be held May 30-July 28, 2006 on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. Classes are Monday through Friday from 8:40 am to noon. 

Macedonia Announces End to Military Conscription

ISN SECURITY WATCH (Tuesday, 11 April 2006: 10.45 CET) – Macedonian Defense Minister Jovan Manasievski has announced that his country will end military conscription and that the army would be fully professionalized by the beginning of next year, DTT-NET.COM reported. The Monday announcement will make Macedonia the first country in the western Balkans to end military conscription. According to the…

Macedonia Announces End to Military Conscription

ISN SECURITY WATCH (Tuesday, 11 April 2006: 10.45 CET) – Macedonian Defense Minister Jovan Manasievski has announced that his country will end military conscription and that the army would be fully professionalized by the beginning of next year, DTT-NET.COM reported. The Monday announcement will make Macedonia the first country in the western Balkans to end military conscription. According to the…

State Department Fact Sheet: Adriatic Charter

Fact Sheet Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Washington, DC April 10, 2006 Adriatic Charter Secretary of State Colin Powell, together with his colleagues, Foreign Ministers Meta, Picula and Mitreva, signed the Adriatic Charter in Tirana, Albania, May 2, 2003. The Adriatic Charter, an initiative in the spirit of the 1998 U.S.-Baltic Charter, was proposed jointly by the Presidents of…

State Department Fact Sheet: Adriatic Charter

Fact SheetBureau of European and Eurasian AffairsWashington, DCApril 10, 2006 Adriatic Charter Secretary of State Colin Powell, together with his colleagues, Foreign Ministers Meta, Picula and Mitreva, signed the Adriatic Charter in Tirana, Albania, May 2, 2003. The Adriatic Charter, an initiative in the spirit of the 1998 U.S.-Baltic Charter, was proposed jointly by the Presidents of Albania, Croatia, and…