Aleksandar Mitrovic Pronunciation: alex-ANNdar meet-ro-VEETCH Age: 20 Place of birth: Smederevo, FR Yugoslavia
Position: Striker Former club: Anderlecht Fee: PS13m Welcome: Zdravo Aleksandar
Following his return to Skopje, Gligorov told the press that, in the longer and useful discussion, he had "reiterated the position and interest of the Republic of Macedonia for the development of good-neighborly relations, which is necessary to be preceded by mutual recognition and the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the Republic of Macedonia and FR Yugoslavia.
At the insistence of the journalists to specify when this mutual recognition would take place, Gligorov said that he expected "an agreement for Bosnia and Herzegovina to be signed by the end of this month, meanwhile, the competent organs of Macedonia and FR Yugoslavia would take the necessary measures so as to enable this to take place some time next month.
Whereas by 2001, Slovenia had already implemented the bulk of transition reforms (see EBRD, Transition Report, 2002), most other Yugoslav successor states were lagging behind, especially Bosnia and Herzegovina and FR Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro).
Given the ambiguous system of property rights in Yugoslavia, most successor states, as well as Montenegro within FR Yugoslavia, decided first to eliminate social property by re-nationalisation before proceeding with privatisation.
Although regional cooperation in SEE has been a declared objective of the EU since as early as 1996, when the EU formulated its 'Regional Approach' for the western Balkan countries--Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia and FR Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) due to adverse political conditions in the region very little progress had been achieved.
At that time, five countries in the SEE region were in a political and economic union within SFR Yugoslavia (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and FR Yugoslavia, then represented by the two republics--Serbia with its two autonomous provinces, Kosovo and Voivodina, and Montenegro) and as such had substantial trade and other economic links.
1996: Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey.
Such was the support during the NATO campaign against FR Yugoslavia
when it was not easy to Macedonia and Macedonians to provide the military operations with logistics.