BRUSSELS – The European Commission refused to comment on the platform of the Albanian parties, but restated that they expect a government to be formed as soon as possible, and that it will have broad political support, the Macedonian news agency Meta reports.
“We have said repeatedly, we are not speculating on the composition of the government or the program in Macedonia, but what we are expecting, and this has been the case even since the elections took place is a swift formation of a government that will have broad political support and will commit strongly to EU reforms and the implementation of all parts of the Pržino Agreement and urgent reform priorities. It is very clear position, this is what we expect”, said European Commission spokesperson Maja Kocijančič, responding to a question regarding the European Commission’s position on the platform of the Albanian parties and the “interference of foreign officials in the internal affairs of Macedonia”.
European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, 10 days ago, during his last visit to Skopje, said that Brussels does not interfere in the formation of the government and said that political parties should demonstrate democratic maturity and offer a program that is based on the Pržino Agreement and commitment to the European perspective.
EU Ambassador Samuel Žbogar last week in Berovo said that the situation in Macedonia is not that dramatic and that the parties should be given space to agree on forming a government, Meta’s report concludes.
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