With political leadership, headship, courage and responsibility, you can move forward, said Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission while visiting Skopje’s Old Bazaar, adding that resolving open issues and implementing European values will bring Macedonia into the EU.
Mogherini pointed out that Macedonia has achieved huge results that were unthinkable only a year and a half ago, and that is why the road is open in June to open pre-accession negotiations with the EU.
“My message to the citizens of your country, remember that on September 30th, when you vote, you are the key to the EU. Do not remain silent before your future. You can not miss this opportunity. You are your future. These are not elections, nor anything related to politics. You have to be sure that on October 1st, you’ve made a choice for your future, that is, you have decided on the future of your children,” said Mogherini.
She also met with the President of the Republic, Gjorge Ivanov, who reiterated his position that he supports the Euro-Atlantic integration of Macedonia, but that “the EU and NATO must not be an alibi for a bad deal that raises more issues, than it closes.”
Ivanov, according to his Office, said that “strategic goals must not be abused at the expense of national interests and the interests of the Macedonian people.”