Macedonian Parliament adopts draft-amendments, public debate to follow

Macedonian Parliament; Photo: WikiCommons/Stefan Didam

SKOPJE – After a three-day debate, Parliament adopted the four draft amendments to amend the Constitution in accordance with the Prespa Agreement between Macedonia and Greece.

Tomorrow, the public debate on the four draft amendments, which is scheduled to last five days, is set to begin, after which the Government will have to formulate proposals for the amendments and then return them to be adopted.

Yesterday in Zagreb, Prime Minister Zaev was confident that the process in Parliament will be successfully completed and that it will enable fast accession for NATO membership of Macedonia and the start of accession negotiations with the EU.

“I believe that by the end of January, Parliament will support the Agreement with Greece, followed by support from Greece and the Protocol for Macedonia’s NATO membership. We believe that Croatia will be one of the first countries to sign the Membership Protocol for NATO and that Macedonia will be the 30th NATO member state,” Zaev said at a meeting with his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic.