EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, says he regrets the lack of national unity in Macedonia over the referendum on the Agreement with Greece and urges citizens to exercise their right to shape their future and the future of their country.
According to him, the referendum is an opportunity for citizens to make a choice between a European future or isolation.
“It is a choice between a European future, which will bring concrete benefits for citizens, like the rule of law, increased attractiveness for foreign investors, better jobs, a higher standard of living or a path that leads to isolation, stagnation and failure to face the same issues for advancement and advancement in key areas,” says Hahn.
He hopes that citizens who have not yet decided how to vote will be informed about the consequences of their vote.
“I think citizens should be aware that this referendum offers them a chance for their voices and views to be heard and for them to shape their future and the future of the country. The right to vote is an important democratic progress that needs to be supported through active participation. For them to really exercise this right, citizens should carefully analyze the motives behind the campaigns and the consequences of a “for” or “against” vote, in order to be able to make an informed decision,” says the European Commissioner.