Commissioner Hahn meets Deputy PM Osmani, VMRO-DPMNE leader Mickoski

The EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn met on Thursday the Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani. At the meeting, as Osmani reported at a press conference after it, the interlocutors spoke about the integration of Macedonia in the EU. “The European Commission (EC) clearly stated on 17 May 2019 that North Macedonia fulfils all conditions to start the negotiations for becoming a member of the EU. Ever since then, we focused on reforms only, for which I notified the Commissioner Hahn. Despite this conclusion on behalf of EC, we are not stopping with our reform agenda. Hence, these days we are fully focused on the adoption of the Law on Public Prosecution, which secures the future and functioning of the Special Public Prosecution (SPO),” Osmani said. Commissioner Hahn also held a meeting with the leader of VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski. As the party’s press service reports, Mickoski and Hahn talked about the current political situation in Macedonia. “We are witnessing great and serious scandals in which governmental officials are involved, which compromises the citizens’ trust in the government and their policies. PM Zaev offered a Law on public Prosecution which only provides solutions in faour of the people in power and protection of their interests. We think EU should determine a date for starting of the membership negotiations with Macedonia, because the citizens should not bare consequences of the government’s bad management,” Mickoski told Hahn. Commissioner Hahn started his visit of Macedonia on Thursday morning with a meeting with the PM Zoran Zaev, reiterating his pledges that the EU should provide Macedonia with a date for start of membership negotiations by October.