The date for negotiations for Macedonia’s EU membership
After the date for EU membership, Vlado Buckovski and Antonio Milososki are debating the fulfillment of the conditions for membership. Interlocutors said inter alia.
Vlado Buckovski: Macedonia deserves better, but in these circumstances, France’s opposition to enlargement with all turbulence has taken the maximum. Zaev has already entered a campaign for success in the referendum.
Instead of the standard formulation, the Council decided to start negotiations with the lobbying of our new allies from Greece and Bulgaria and we received another formulation.
Preoccupation should be the homework, but also to monitor what will happen in the European institutions in terms of enlargement.
The opposition must now give its contribution and support the reforms, and the institutions to bear the burden.
Never did the political parties sit down to discuss the referendum issue. The majority should vote on the compromise, now the law is late to change.
So far, we have had several missed chances and we can not influence ourselves on everything that is happening in Brussels, but the referendum should succeed if supported by VMRO-DPMNE.
Antonio Milososki: I see Zaev lying, whether for his political needs, all the European media say something else. Macedonia received only a conditional recommendation, and not an exact date for negotiations.
Screening is a technical work that the Commission can do on its own without being dependent on the European Council, and can not start negotiations without approval.
Macedonia will change its name, constitution and dignity, and the Council again says that nothing is valid.
VMRO-DPMNE will have a frank attitude towards the referendum, identical to that of SDSM in the referendum in 2004 that you were looking for to collapse.
The campaign is unfair if someone has objections to the agreement that it is against NATO and the EU, I am against the anti-constitutional agreement with Greece
It was necessary for the opposition to be invited from the beginning to be a part of the processes, to know what is being negotiated and what obligations are being undertaken in relation to Greece, and now we have to approve them.