The demands of official Sofia are so maximalist that even those who are there these past 2-3 days and negotiate on behalf of the citizens don’t know who gave them the mandate. Those demands are not acceptable because they are so maximalist that they are really out of common sense and out of all European values, said the leader of opposition VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski in an interview with Sitel TV on Wednesday.
“This last proposal is absolutely asymmetric and is 100-0 in favor of our eastern neighbor. Although we should be realistic, that proposal would not have been on the table if someone had not previously accepted that proposal,” Mickoski said.
Mickoski added that whether it was Kovachevski, whether it was Osmani or whether it was someone else around them to be realistic will not allow the EU administration or the country that presides to put such a proposal on the table without obtaining the consent of the parties that negotiate.
“The government was arguing then that it did not know what proposal everyone is talking about and that it had not yet received such proposal, and then it turned out that in fact they had been negotiating for several months now. The stories that it was not accepted are only because the people came out, that VMRO-DPMNE came out and that we said a general ‘No’,” Mickoski said.