Macedonian political party VMRO has asked from the government in FYROM to intensify its efforts in shedding light upon the cemeteries of the victims caused by the Serb military, but on the other hand, this party praises the construction of the gigantic memorial in Zajaz for the Albanians killed in 1913 by the Serb government.
According to this party which is led by Lubco Georgievsky, former Prime Minister in FYROM from 1998 until 2002, Macedonians in the country demand for light to be shed on the Serb crimes during the Balkan wars. People’s VMRO says that during this war, crimes and massacres against the population have been perpetrated.
“We praise the construction of the memorial in Zajaz for the Albanians killed in 1913. We are terrified by the testimonies of such crime, where fighters who protected civilians and innocent people, died”, say sources from this party.
People’s VMRO also stresses that this also confirms the existence of Macedonian and Albanian massive cemeteries which have been victims of the Serb terror after the Second World War.
This party says that it’s astonished as to why the government and other relevant institutions have done nothing to clarify the events of the Balkan wars and the First World War.
German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung claims that Germany has already
filed a request in Brussels to cancel visa-free regime for certain
countries in the Balkans.
Reason for that is that most asylum claims in that country were filed
by Balkan countries’ citizens who are trying to take advantage of the
asylum institution in Germany.
“Number of asylum seekers from Balkan countries has increased
dramatically. With the 49 percent increase in September, the total
number of asylum requests in Germany reached 9950,” writes
More than two thirds of asylum claims are made by citizens of Serbia,
Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.
However, among 505 asylum seekers whose requests were approved in
October, not a single person is from these four countries.
In the last month there was a particularly large number of requests
from Serbian and Macedonian citizens.
German Minister of the Interior Hans-Peter Friedrich has already
talked about “misuse of the right to asylum” on several occasions.
He thinks that there has to be a possibility for EU to cancel
visa-free regime for these countries..
During his tour of Macedonia, Serbian President, Tomislav Nikolic, and his host, Djordje Ivanov, have visited traditional brandy festival “Rakijada” in the southern town of Valandovo.
Brandy, the famous Balkan spirit, practically made of any fruit that grows in the region, has always been Serbian pride and joy.
Serbs have a special soft spot for their plum brandy – Slivovitz – considering it one of the main national brands.
However, asked by journalists if he tried Macedonian brandy, president Nikolic responded by assessing it to be better than Serbian spirit.
During election campaign, president Nikolic stressed his ability to produce his own brandy, using ancient recipes.
After his latest statement, the only consolation for brandy-loving Serbs is an old Latin proverb – De gustibus non disputandum est – There can be no disputes in matters of taste.
In an interview with Macedonia Sitel television, Serbian President, Tomislav Nikolic, has said he would rather resign than agree to Serbia’s accession to the European Union without Kosovo.
President Nikolic has warned Macedonian politicians of potential renewal of the problem with Albanian separatists that the country experienced 20 years ago.
Referring to Kosovo, Tomislav Nikolic has said: “After having gained certain rights within the Serbian territories, they will quote these rights as a precedent when attempting to gain them in other countries as well”.
Every fourth of 2 million citizens of Macedonia is an ethnic Albanian. It is estimated 800 Albanians and 70 Macedonians died during armed clashes that erupted in 2001. The ethnic conflict ended with the Ohrid Agreement, signed in August 2001. It provided more comprehensive rights for Albanian community in the country.