Following Zaev’s meeting with Mickoski, a consensus on reforms has been announced

Skopje, 5 March, 2018 - 11:19 (META) 

A possible consensus between the government with the main opposition party, VMRO-DPMNE, was mentioned by the Prime Minister and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev, after yesterday’s meeting with the President of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski.

According to the government, and Zaev in a statement to the media, they discussed current political developments, ongoing negotiations with Greece, the Electoral Code and the election of members to the State Election Commission, as well as the possibility of returning the opposition to Parliament. Furthermore, Zaev expressed understanding regarding the opposition’s position, that until their MPs are released from custody, their parliamentary group will not return to Parliament.

“I absolutely understand VMRO-DPMNE’s position on the people detained, that until they are not released, they will not return, but I want once again to say, that we have no intention of exerting pressure on the judiciary”, said Zaev.