The Macedonian Government
considers that there is no need for increasing
of the number of NATO soldiers in Macedonia,
Prime Minister Ljubco Georgievski said Thursday
"I cannot understand why
TFF should be deployed in Gevgelija for
example," Georgievski said, adding that the
Government received no official letter on this
He also said that the
VMRO-DPMNE list of candidates for the
parliamentary elections would be presented until
August 5. Georgievski confirmed that he would
lead the list of candidates for the Ohrid-Bitola
election district, while Interior Minister would
be the first on the list for one of other five
Asked about Macedonia's
relations with Albania after the latest border
incident, Georgievski said, "It is not a
secret that the relations with Albanian has been
based on the principle "warm-cold" for
the last two years, despite the efforts of
Macedonia to improve the situation."
This afternoon, accompanied
by Lambe Arnaudov, Director of the Electric
Power Supply Company (ESM), and Dragan
Daravelski, Director of the Customs
Administration, Georgiveki visited the company
for wood products "DIER" in Kumanovo.
Vlado Lazarevski, the company
Director, briefed Georgievski about the
production program and possibilities for further
development of this company, which employs 210
visited the company for ceramic products "KIK",
with annual production of 80 million pieces,
which besides in Macedonia, are presented on the
markets in Serbia and Kosovo.
"The visit to Kumanovo
is aimed at promotion of a development program
for this region, which will take place this
evening. We have also wished to learn more about
the middle companies, as their successful work
may give significant contribution to the GDP
growth," Georgievski said.
Today, he also visited the
companies "11 Oktomvri", "Polet"
and the private enterprise "Sobim".
At the factory "11
Oktomvri", Georgievski was informed about
the ongoing production of water pipes, worth
about € 20 million, for the needs of Dojran
Lake "Strezevo" - Bitola irrigation
In the evening, Georgievski
attended a promotion of the Association
"For Better Kumanovo", which took
place in the Kumanovo Spa.
The association will deal
with everyday problems and projects for
development of Kumanovo.
Association chairman Dragan
Daravelsi, who presented the working program,
said that water supply, arranging of the Church
"St. Nikola" Park and restoration of
the art gallery in the "Sokolana"
building were considered as priority tasks.
The association will also
assist in employment of high-educated persons,
and modernization of the border crossing
Tabanovce according to the European standards.