Parties’ Stand on Constitutional Changes Remain Unchanged

VMRO-DPMNE’s stand on the constitutional changes issue remains unchanged. As the party’s leader, Hristijan Mickoski, said on Monday, VMRO-DPMNE MPs will participate in the work of the Constitutional Changes Committee and vote against the item for the changes being put on the agenda.

According to the opposition leader, it’s unclear why the Government submitted to Parliament also the text of the amendments because, as he added, that has made the situation worse. Mickoski believes that potential decoupling of Skopje and Tirana on the EU path will be a mistake on the part of Brussels.

PM Dimitar Kovacevski will explain, in person, the constitutional changes at the Committee, Sitel reported. For now, both the Government and President Stevo Pendarovski believe that there is time for the opposition to change its mind and the constitutional changes to be made in autumn. Sources have told 24 TV that Kovacevski and Mickoski held a joint meeting with US Ambassador Aggeler on Friday, but the opposition leader didn’t change his stand on the constitutional changes.