Schallenberg, Lipavsky and Wlachovsky Visit Skopje

The delay of constitutional messages means a delay on the EU path. That was the message sent on Thursday by Alexander Schallenberg, Federal Minister for European and International Affairs of Austria, Jan Lipavsky, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and Miroslav Wlachovsky, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, who travelled to Skopje. As they added, if the country doesn’t adopt the changes, it will face the danger of being isolated. The same day, Schallenberg, Lipavsky and Wlachovsky met with VMRO-DPMNE leader Mickoski, who was accompanied by the other members of the party’s leadership, as well as by MPs from the Parliamentary Group of VMRO-DPMNE and its coalition.

They thanked the three politicians for the visit, saying corruption within the highest echelons of the Government, the non-rule of law, and abuse of institutions was a bigger obstacle on North Macedonia’s EU path than Bulgaria. “Regarding the intention of the government, without including the opposition in any part of the negotiations, to push through in Parliament constitutional changes under a Bulgarian ultimatum, the representatives unanimously reiterated the joint stand that constitutional changes under a dictate will not be supported and that the country should urgently focus on finishing true reforms of the system, will mean true Europeanisation,” VMRO-DPMNE said.