VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said Thursday that his party supports the law on ID cards, to include ethnicity in it and that if Prime Minister Zoran Zaev really wants to do that, he can submit the law to Parliament using the European fast-track procedure that has been misused countless times.
“If we insist on my national identity card stating that I am of Macedonian nationality, we insist that it be in the passports and if Zoran Zaev really wants to do it because so far he has brutally violated the rule for using the European fast-track procedure a 100 times, This is why he did not do it now, let’s say, and submit the law within the Parliament with the European fast-track procedure so that I can identify myself as a Macedonian,” Mickoski explained.
The inclusion of nationality in ID cards was discussed with the Greek ambassador to Macedonia, but there was no warning from anyone, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, answering a reporter’s question whether there was a warning from a foreign diplomat.
:I do not have such a warning, nor any talk of any alarm or warning that anyone would react. They was a meeting with the ambassador of Greece, they received feedback. We have checked it through our diplomatic channels since the time when it was promised in 2019, at the beginning of the year, when the constitutional changes were voted in line with the Prespa Agreement. So there is no warning because it is a matter of identity issues, both of Macedonians and Albanians, Turks, Roma, Bosniaks and all others,” said Zaev.