Wednesday, August 30, 2006

New directors appointed in IM and Customs Administration

Saso Mijalkov has been appointed as new Director of the Security and Counter-Intelligence Administration (UBK), while Ljupco Todorovski will take up the post of Director of the Public Security Office (BJB).

The new directors have been appointed by a Government's decision adopted at its first session, upon proposal of the Interior Minister Gordana Jankulovska.

Mijalkov's career record includes the posts of Aide for security and intelligence of the Defense Minister, Advisor for security issues of the Defense Minister, and State Secretary for security in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia.

Todorovski held the post of head of Illegal drugs trafficking department with Interior Ministry in 1999. Afterwards, he was appointed as chief of Organized crime department, before taking up the posts of head of Analytics department, and later on - Under-secretary in charge of Crime-Police. He obtained DEA and crisis management certificates, FBI diploma, as well as a certificate on counter-terrorism. He is MA on security studies.

The Government has appointed as Tome Tasevski as acting director of the Customs Administration, who previously held a post at management board of the Bitola Section of Customs Administration.

Vasil Donevski has been appointed as a director of the Common and Joint Affairs Office, while Stojan Tapandzievski is the new acting director of the Employment Agency.

Ivica Georgievski will hold the position of acting director of Duty Free Zones.

At the same session, the Government has discharged from duties the directors and members of the managing boards of the public enterprises, funds and agencies, falling under Government's competence.

"The group discharging serves as a signal that the policy led by the previous Government was unsuccessful", the explanation of the Nikola Gruevski's Government says.

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