Spanish Ambassador: Ratification of Protocol by 12 February not Impossible

According to Emilio Lorenzo Serra, Ambassador of Spain, the Spanish Parliament would be hard pushed to ratify Macedonia’s NATO Protocol by 12 February. However, he said on Tuesday it wasn’t impossible. As the Ambassador added, there are two houses and the Protocol should be adopted by the Foreign Affairs Committee, too. President Stevo Pendarovski expects the procedure in Spain to end by the start of the early parliamentary elections which, according to deal, should be held on 12 April. According to Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi’s announcements, Macedonia’s Parliament is supposed to ratify the Protocol at a plenary session on 11 February, that is, a day before the dissolution of the current composition.