Macedonian Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski stressed on Friday that he did not commit himself to a specific date for EU accession talks, because the start of the talks with the EU does not depend on the Government, but on resolving the open dispute with Bulgaria and the decision of the 27 EU member states.
“Even in the exposition for the formation of this Government, I did not at any moment bind myself to a date for the start of accession talks, because that date does not depend on us, but on two sides, because we have an open dispute with the Republic of Bulgaria, which vetoed the beginning of negotiations. And naturally, it depends on the decision of the EU, i.e. all 27 members. So, the functioning and work of a Government cannot be linked to a date, which is like a segment during the year,” said Kovachevski.