Mickoski at EPP Congress in Zagreb

VMRO-DPMNE Leader, Hristijan Mickoski, in the framework of the EPP Summit in Zagreb made several bilateral meetings. Mickoski met the President of the European Council, Donald Franciszek Tusk, the European Commission’s Vice-President for Jobs, Jyrki Katainen, the Croatian PM, Andrej Plenkovic, the Leader of the Albanian Opposition, Lulzim Basha and the Bulgarian PM, Boyko Borissov. During the meeting with the future EPP President, Donald Tusk, Mickoski expressed his concern with the state of the country, the lack of justice, the dependent and corrupted legal system and the rising poverty. “I asked for support for the country on the road toward European integrations. Tusk, as a friend of our country expressed preparedness to held on the road to EU and to build deep partnership and cooperation with VMRO-DPMNE as an EPP member. The future Government led by VMRO-DPMNE will sue all potentials and friendships in order to unblock the European road and to conduct reforms which will bring standards, better living and renewal which is necessary for the citizens,” stated Mickoski. During the meeting with European Commission’s Vice-President for Jobs, Katainen, they discussed new technologies and investments by EU and opportunities and perspectives for development of Macedonia in this sphere. Mickoski and Plenkovic confirmed the excellent relations between the two sister parties, where the VMRO-DPMNE President requested support by Croatia in Macedonia’s European integration. Before the Summit, Mickoski met the Leader of the Albanian Opposition, Lulzim Basha, where the two interlocutors exchanged experiences, opinions and view on the future of the two countries in the region. During the meeting with Bulgarian PM, Boyko Borissov, the VMRO-DPMNE Leader stated that the EU membership is of strategic interest for the country and after the party comes into power after the election, they will work tirelessly on implementing structural reforms.