I will attend the leaders’ meeting on Monday because we have views and are ready to defend them anywhere in the world, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said on Saturday.
“The people expect us to talk about inflation, the energy crisis, the growing poverty, the closed mines and factories, the low standard. These are the topics for which solutions must be urgently sought, and not for constitutional amendments or one general topic without any clarifications – integrations. Price increases, energy and poverty are the diagnosis of the collective disease that afflicts society, whose only cure is early parliamentary elections. VMRO-DPMNE is a responsible party and a party in service of the country, so I inform that I will attend such a meeting because we have views and are ready to defend them. The government’s intentions for the leaders’ meeting are clear. They expect me to refuse to attend such a meeting because constitutional amendments and European integration would be discussed. Immediately after this act, there will be an attack that VMRO-DPMNE was anti-European and that VMRO-DPMNE is isolated because all parties with an Albanian sign will attend the meeting. And if there is a small chance that VMRO-DPMNE will attend, then those paid megaphones of the government will immediately say “oh, so Mickoski is ready for constitutional changes”. And I know it seems childish, but that’s what Kovachevski calls a plan, and what else is to be expected. Since these are their dilemmas, let me clear them up. I will come to the leaders’ meeting, I will say clearly and loudly, not through announcements or brief briefings through which the government announces this meeting, that the most real reason for which a leaders’ meeting would have content is a conversation about the real problems of the people who are hungry, and whose exit, we know and here we and the whole public, are the elections. And as for the constitutional amendments, that issue is a closed topic because there will be no constitutional amendments under these circumstances and without guarantees for our European future protected from future conditions from Bulgaria, said Mickoski at a political fair held to promote the work of the party’s local mayors over the past year.