Skopje The Skopje Lajm newspaper accused the Emko firm that it used to meet Albanian paramilitary formation ANO 7 years ago, FOCUS Agency correspondent reports from the capital city. Lajm claims that the contact of the Bulgarian Emko Company with the Albanian leaders for National Liberation (ANO) dated way back in 1999.
Without mentioning its sources they defined them as former figures of the paramilitary Albanian structure and that the first meeting between Emko representatives and leaders of the Albanian rebels was in 1999 in Kyustendil. The rest of the meetings took place in Sofia, Kumanovo and Tetovo immediately before the military conflict in Macedonia in February 2001. Lajm claims that talks were lead for buying of arms at the meetings.