Skopje – 7th of July 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT


THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY: DENIAL TO THE PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE POLITICAL PARTY VMRO-DPMNE

The Intelligence Agency of the Republic of North Macedonia is surprised and expresses regret that the political party VMRO-DPMNE has chosen such a way to communicate with a national institution responsible to work on defense and security of the country and for the benefit of the citizens.

The statements used to accuse the Director of the Intelligence Agency, Erolld Musliu for conflict of interest related to cadre appointment decisions in the Service are completely untrue and represent disinformation. All new decisions for promotion are based on the professional capacities and achieved results of the employees in the Agency.

We would like to inform both the political party VMRO-DPMNE and the public that there is no “political elimination of the whole operational structure” going on at the moment. The Agency as separate body of the state administration is not managed by a political party member, but by an experienced professional from the Agency with distinctive determination to conduct the recommendations of EU and NATO in order to complete the process of reforms in the security sector.

Regarding the mentioned person and the allegations of the VMRO-DPMNE, the Intelligence Agency emphasizes that he is a professional with 18-year work experience and a prominent expert in international frames. Regarding the stances that this person took out “insider” information from the Agency, we encourage the political party VMRO-DPMNE to provide the evidence to the competent state institutions.

At the same time, we would like to point out that the political subjects in the Republic of North Macedonia, during their daily political appearances, should practice responsibility, especially in this period when the citizens trust again in the institutions which in accordance with the progress of the integration processes of our country to NATO and EU.

In order to preserve the reputation of the service, the Intelligence Agency calls the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption to check meticulously the disinformation that were placed in the social media by certain individuals, and were presented by VMRO-DPMNE at a press conference today.

Regarding slanders on personal basis aimed towards the Director Erolld Musliu and his family, Musliu will act further on privately.