STRASBOURG – We very much welcome the first steps taken by the opposition to stay engaged. Serious efforts must also quickly be made by the government parties on the voters’ list, the State Election Commission and the media reform.
Constructive cooperation of all parties is the only way forward to ensure fair and democratic elections. Work must now speed up. I will go back to Skopje in mid-February to review the progress in the election preparations, together with the State Election Commission and the international community.