Doc. 11172
1 February 2007

Request for an investigation to clarify the allegedly suspicious death of former President Boris Trajkovski of “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

Motion for a resolution
presented by Mr Gross and others

This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only the members who have signed it

The member states of the Council of Europe are committed to strengthen democracy and the rule of law.

2.       The President of “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Boris Trajkovski and eight others on the same plane died tragically on 26 February 2004 in the vicinity of Mostar airport in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

3.       The conclusions of various investigative reports and news reports have in part contradicted each other and left the public and the international community uncertain as to the cause of his death.

4.       To enhance democracy and the rule of law in this situation, it seems imperative to launch a thorough investigation in order to establish a profound understanding of the circumstances surrounding the death of President Boris Trajkovski.

Signed 1:

1     SOC: Socialist Group
      EPP/CD: Group of the European People’s Party
      ALDE: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
      EDG: European Democratic Group
      UEL: Group of the Unified European Left
      NR: not registered in a group