Prime Minister Zoran Zaev sees no reason to resign if Bulgaria vetoes the holding of the first intergovernmental conference, which according to announcements should be held during Germany’s presidency of the European Union, i.e. by the end of the year at the latest.
“I absolutely do not agree with the thesis that I should take responsibility and resign, because in the run-up to the elections my main promise was the start of negotiations with the EU. The main aspect of the campaign was the fight against COVID-19, the new Macedonian economy, the cleansing of the judiciary and the rule of law in the country. I will not avoid answers to any question in the future, but until the last moment I believe that we will succeed in the negotiations on the differences with Bulgaria,” said Zaev in response to a journalist question at Friday’s press conference in the Government.
“Today we are a member of NATO and we have a decision to start negotiations with the EU after 15 years. No matter how this is compared to the previous governing political structures, we are still light years ahead of what is an alternative in our country,” said Zaev.