We want to express a huge concern that the first session in 2024 is a session of the Commission for European Affairs, where the highest priority this year instead of a series of laws which are anti-crisis measures and which should improve the lives of citizens is the law on games of chance has been put in place, normally with a European flag, MP from the ranks of VMRO-DPMNE Bojan Stojanoski told a press briefing on Wednesday.
At the very beginning, I want to say that VMRO-DPMNE and the “Renewal of Macedonia” coalition will be against this legal solution because it is another of the series of legal solutions in which the EU flag is misused. For this law, but also for the series of those that were passed with the so called EU flag procedures, we had criticism in the Report of the European Commission, and the Austrian president directly criticized why this kind of law is carried in this way. I also want to remind the public and President Stevo Pendarovski that on December 11, he stated that if a military law is submitted with a European flag, he will not sign it, so we expect him to stand by the position he expressed himself. Namely, in addition to the abuse of the EU flag procedure, this law also has a number of provisions that are very controversial because the entire gambling sector is partisan, in which the main players are DUI, Artan Grubi and employees in his office,” Stojanoski pointed out.