Ivanov: Publication of Law on Languages in Official Gazette unconstitutional

The President of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov says that the Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi and the PE Official Gazette of Macedonia violated the Constitution of Macedonia by publishing the laws on the Prespa Agreement and for Use of Languages without his signature. “By forwarding these two laws to the Official Gazette Article 75 of the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia has been breached, and the laws have been published in an illegal manner and it can be subject to criminal prosecution. This is the moment which will reveal if there is a Constitutional Court in Macedonia, if the prosecution’s office is functional, if there is independent judiciary and a rule of law. I wonder are top officials going to support these precedents that inflict far-reaching consequences and damage to the rule of law and do they implement such precedents in their own countries,” writes the statement of Ivanov.