Zaev Announces Possibility of Parliament Continuing to Work after 12 February

It’s possible for Parliament to continue to work after 12 February if there is no vote on the Public Prosecutor’s Office Draft Law, the NATO Protocol or the Defence Law changes. This was announced by SDSM leader Zoran Zaev on Monday. With that, the ruling party is extending the deadline for talks by another 15 days. There will be elections on 12 April, but, according to Zaev, things can be done in accordance with shortened deadlines, if the current composition of Parliament doesn’t fulfil its obligations. VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski considers that the ruling party is trying to push through a law whose actual interest is protecting it from accountability. On his official Facebook page on Monday, he called for a law prepared by experts instead of a document to protect “the party interest of individuals”. VMRO-DPMNE doesn’t intend to respond to the call for filing amendments. Not even a meeting of the two parties’ working group has been scheduled.