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VMRO-DPMNE wants Hahn to condemn platform and to consider protests

Skopje; Photo: WikiComons/Raso mk

SKOPJE – VMRO-DPMNE will put forward three requests to the European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn during his visit on Tuesday, Meta reports.

This was announced by MP from VMRO-DPMNE, Aleksandar Nikoloski as a guest on the daily news journal on Sitel television.

“Firstly, we expect him to clearly condemn the Tirana platform and condemned the interference of foreign countries in the internal affairs of the country. Albania, like Macedonia is a candidate country for EU membership and we expect the behavior of the Albanian Prime Minister to be judged by the necessary authorities, and that is the Commisisioner for Enlargement “, said Nikoloski.

The second thing that VMRO-DPMNE expects from the Commissioner and the European Union, is to keep to its principles and requirements.

“His predecessor, Olli Rehn, in 2007, asked that the rule during the formation of government be respected, which means the winner from the Macedonian parties, always enters into coalition with the winner from the Albanian block. We are asking for this rule to be respected now and in the future. Rules which are required by the EU should not be broken”, said Nikoloski.

The third thing they expect from the Commissioner is “his respect for the 200,000 people who are every day out there in all the cities in Macedonia who have their own stance.”

“And perhaps most important, is to unblock EU integration processes. For this reason, I find it very helpful that Commissioner Hahn is coming to Skopje, he wastes his time and wants to help. But it would be much better for Macedonia and for himself, if he wasted the same amount of energy and time in Athens, because the blockade of the EU integration process comes from there”, said Nikoloski.

When asked whether VMRO-DPMNE will participate in the coordination meeting of Parliament convened by outgoing President of Parliament Trajko Veljanoski, he stated that “VMRO-DPMNE has a strategy on how to proceed, but we will announce it when the time is right.”

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