Expert conference

The Ohrid Framework Agreement Five Years Later

A Peace Agreement or a Political Compromise?

With the signing of the Ohrid Framework Agreement August 13th in 2001 the short but intensive conflict in Macedonia came to an peacefull end. Mainly with the assistance of the international community the OFA became a legal document for a peace.


Monday, 25 September 2006

19.30Welcome addresses

Ulrich Kleppmann

Representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Office in Skopje

H.E. Ralf Andreas Breth

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Macedonia

H. E. Branko Crvenkovski

President of the Republic of Macedonia


Tuesday, 26 September 2006


10.00Opening of the conference

Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia

10.30PANEL I

The Ohrid Framework Agreement as a Lasting Solution for Peace?

Chair: Sašo Ordanoski, FORUM Center for Strategic Research and Documentation

Vlado Bučkovski, President of SDSM, Then Minister of Defence (tbc)

Arben Xhaferi, President of DPA and Signatory

Imer Imeri, Then President of PDP and Signatory

Stevo Pendarovski, Then National Security Advisor to Late President Boris Trajkovski

Marjan Gjorčev, President of ZNP, Then Negotiator



The Implemenation of the Ohrid Framework Agreement – Achievements and Failures

Chair: Pande Lazarevski, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research

Musa Xhaferi, Former Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of the Implementation of the Ohrid Framework Agreement

Imer Selmani, Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of the Implementation of the Ohrid Framework Agreement

Mirjana Najčevska, President of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Macedonia

Goran Angelov, Former President of ZELS

Slagjana Taseva, Director of the Macedonian Police Academy

15.30Summary and Conclusions by

Gerald Knaus, President of European Stability Initiative (ESI)

16.00End of conference

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    Ulrich Kleppmann

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    Director of the Skopje Office, Macedonia