Pardon Draft-Law to Be Considered at Tuesday’s Government Session

The Pardon Draft-Law will be considered at the Government session that will be held on Tuesday. According to PM Dimitar Kovacevski, current and former officials will not be pardoned. Regarding the Criminal Code changes, on Monday, he again said it was about alignment with the EU acquis.

Asked why the changes hadn’t been backed by Justice Minister Krenar Lloga, the PM stated that the procedure was clear. “Either the Minister or the Deputy Minister can sign,” Kovacevski noted. He declined to comment on developments related to VMRO-DPMNE. However, he considers that unification is needed over the EU agenda.

The PM is convinced that if the constitutional changes are adopted by January, North Macedonia will complete the first negotiations cluster in February. “Making strategic decisions is hard. North Macedonia had the hardest path to join NATO,” he said, adding that that was the situation now with the EU road too.