by Milan JOVANOVSKI and Vaska JOVANOVSKA
against the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
The European Court of Human Rights (Fifth Section), sitting on 14 April 2009 as a Chamber composed of:
Mirjana Lazarova Trajkovska,
Zdravka Kalaydjieva, judges,
and Claudia Westerdiek, Section Registrar,
Having regard to the above application lodged on 22 September 2005,
Having regard to the formal declarations accepting a friendly settlement of the case.
Having deliberated, decides as follows:
The applicants, Mr Milan Jovanovski (“the first applicant”) and Mrs Vaska Jovanovska (“the second applicant”) are Macedonian nationals who were born in 1934 and 1945 respectively and live in Skopje. They were represented before the Court by Mr Z. Gavriloski, a lawyer practising in Skopje. The Macedonian Government (“the Government”) were represented by their Agent, Mrs R. Lazareska Gerovska.
On 1 December 2008 the Court decided to communicate the applicants’ complaint concerning the length of labour proceedings for work-related allowances. The proceedings began on 28 June 1994 and ended on 18 October 2006 (the date of service).The applicants also complained about another set of proceedings in which the first applicant requested annulment of a court’s stamp attesting that a decision had become final and enforceable.
On 3 February 2009 and 3 March 2009 the Court received friendly settlement declarations signed by the parties under which the applicants agreed to waive any further claims against the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in respect of the facts giving rise to this application against an undertaking by the Government to pay them 4,800 euros to cover any non-pecuniary damage as well as costs and expenses, which would be converted into Macedonian Denars at the rate applicable on the date of payment, and free of any taxes that may be applicable. This sum would be payable within three months from the date of notification of the decision taken by the Court pursuant to Article 37 § 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights. In the event of failure to pay this sum within the said three-month period, the Government undertook to pay simple interest on it, from expiry of that period until settlement, at a rate equal to the marginal lending rate of the European Central Bank during the default period plus three percentage points. The payment would constitute the final resolution of the case.
In view of the above, it is appropriate to strike the case out of the list.
For these reasons, the Court unanimously
Decides to strike the application out of its list of cases.
Westerdiek Rait Maruste