SKOPJE – The special envoy sent from Germany, Johannes Haindl to help with the political crisis will be visiting Macedonia on Tuesday. He will be meeting the leaders of the main political parties, and signatories to the Przhino Agreement.
This will be Haindl’s third visit to Macedonia in the last month or so. During his last visit, on May 19, he asked the parties to ensure the smooth operation of the Special Prosecutor’s Office and that they work without obstructions. He stated that all those suspected in the wiretapping scandal should be held accountable.
He also stressed that all political parties should put their efforts into implementing the necessary reforms as time is running out.
Johannes Haindl was born in Munich, Germany, in 1956. His career began first as a journalist, then he became a diplomat, and since July 2015, he is the German Ambassador to Austria.
Before becoming Ambassador, from 2001-2004 he was head of the department for the Western Balkans, and in 2006 he became a representative for South-East Europe and Turkey at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before being appointed Deputy Chief of Mission in the US in 2009.
From September 3, 2009-2011, he was Ambassador to the Czech Republic, and from July 2015 he became the German Ambassador to Austria.