Zaev Comments on Possibility of VMRO-DPMNE Annulling Prespa Deal

At a press-conference on Monday, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev said annulling the Prespa deal with Greece would be dangerous and take the country 25 years back. Though he doesn’t believe VMRO-DPMNE will win these elections and, even less, get a two-thirds majority to change the deal, Zaev stated that citizens should now what would happen if that took place. “Is VMRO-DPMNE aware what will happen if the Prespa Agreement is destroyed? The annulment would take us 25 years back and return “FYROM”, the name used to refer to us at the expense of the constitutional one. That will mean annulment of the NATO membership, loss of the EU perspective, loss of one billion euros in investments,” the SDSM leader pointed out. According to him, without the name deal, the support from Macedonia’s strategic partners will disappear, too. “There will be new blockades by Greece, new internal instability, and risks of conflicts,” Zaev stressed. SDSM and the whole democratic public, Zaev pointed out, are here to guarantee that the name deal will live and bring a future for Macedonia. The same day, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Vlado Misajlovski said his party would try to revise the deal if it won a two-thirds majority. However, according to him, that doesn’t mean that Macedonia will not be part of NATO or that the level of foreign investments would fall. “On the contrary, Macedonia will be a proud ally of our strategic partners. There will be foreign investments much more than there are now because foreign investors will not be circumventing the country, pressured by Zaev’s associates’ extortion,” Misajlovski added.