The meeting was of an informative nature, during which Prime Minister DimitarKovachevski practically presented everything that we have been hearing in the public for the past few days, VMRO-DPMNE leader HristijanMitsoski assessed on Sunday after the meeting with the leader of the ruling SDSM in connection with the proposal of the French presidency with the Council of EU for the start of Macedonia’s accession talks with the European Union.
“I gave my point of view on the proposal and I would conclude that neither for me personally nor for VMRO-DPMNE are these two documents acceptable, as they are right now. We do not intend to accept the same documents. It is a decision not only of HristijanMickoski, but also of the executive committee of VMRO-DPMNE. I offered Kovachevski to come out and reject this, which was submitted as a proposal, and I to withdraw from the request for early parliamentary elections,” Mickoski said.
The opposition leader added that he proposed to put all the capacities of VMRO-DPMNE institutionally and to help the government in overcoming the challenges that will come up this winter.
“I mean security, energy, financial, food challenges. In the spring, when we would have passed, in my opinion and many, the most difficult winter, let’s reevaluate the situation. This is not a negotiating framework with which we secure a European future. This is a negotiation framework with which we either assimilate andBulgarianize, so that we will be part of the EU, or we will never be part of the EU”, stressed the VMRO-DPMNE leader.
Mickoski also pointed out that he requested that Articles 11 and 14 be deleted.
“Article 11 of the minutes determines that negotiations will not be started until the Constitution is changed, and Article 14 refers to the protocol that is part of the second intergovernmental conference between Macedonia and Bulgaria, which includes historical issues, educational and cultural issues, the change of textbooks. So, they should delete those two articles, and then in the negotiating framework they should delete the parts where the annual reviews are located, the part where the Copenhagen criteria are defined. And they should delete the part where they refer to the protocol from the second intergovernmental conference”, stressed Mickoski.