29 March, 2015 - 15:33
The ruling VMRO-DPMNE today held a national gathering in Shtip on which party leader Nikola Gruevski, despite retrospective of realized infrastructural and economic projects and the announcement of new ones, sent a message to the opposition that “as hard as they try” with their scenarios for coming to power and “working for foreign service”, they will continue with the projects and nobody will stop them.
– Not only that three are being built, but a fourth, highway Kichevo – Gostivar, will also be built. We do that, we will continue doing it and nobody will stop us. Nobody is going to stopus. We know that it is the aim and that it hurts, because we advance, we build factories. They don’t like that. Projects will continue and there are a growing number of investors – said Gruevski.
He accused opposition leader Zoran Zaev, to whom for the most part of the speech referred to as “the guy from the opposition”, that after his associates realized that the published “bombs” have a small turnout in public, plans staging of interethnic tension.
– We all have to be maximally calm and not allow them to carry out the final for which their operation is invented. Let’s not allow them to make us fight on a political, religious or ethnic line. We all together must help in that. Let’s talk to our neighbors, friends, all of our fellow citizens, not to allow them to succeed in the script they constructed. Institutions will do maximum efforts something like that not to happen and stability to be maintained – said the leader of VMRO-DPMNE.
At today’s meeting, among other things, Gruevski also announced an increase in the salaries of uniformed officers in the Ministry of Interior and their compliance with the salaries of uniformed officers in Customs in the period from April 2015 to December 2017.
– The total increase in wages for the period April 2015 – December 2017 will be 15 to 20 percent, i.e. approximately 3,000 denars per worker per month. The measure is applicable immediately, i.e. with the payment of salary for April 2015, which will be paid in May. Salaries paid in May will be higher than the April salary for about 4 to 5 percent, depending on the starting base. Thanks to the Macedonian police. We are indebted to them, and grateful for what they do. Good luck to them! Gruevski said.
Before Gruevski, on the gathering which, like the previous ones, was enriched with cultural – artistic program, addressed VMRO-DPMNE MP Nikola Micevski and Vice Premier for Economic Affairs Vladimir Peshevski.
In his address, Peshevski said that the opposition “with the recent “bombs”, damage our relations with China, which has proven to be a strategic and trustworthy partner of Macedonia, for a petty political profit”.
It may cost Macedonia a lot. Let’s send a message to those who want to see Macedonia on its knees. To tell them that it will not happen – said Peshevski.