Peter Vanhoutte: The Act on the “bombs” must be up to European standards if Macedonia have aspirations towards the EU

The meeting between the working groups of the parties signatory to the Przhino Agreement began, where matters should be discussed and agreed upon such as government laws, the “bombs” and the so-called “whistle-blowers.” Yesterday the leaders of the four political parties met with EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, to come together and have a meeting, however they did not reach any agreement.

Belgian facilitator, Peter Vanhoutte before the meeting, called on the parties to close outstanding issues as soon as possible and to submit the Electoral Legislature to the Parliament.

“We have an agreement on the Electoral Legislature which needs to be as soon as possible submitted to Parliament for a vote. I do not know when that will be, we will discuss the subject with the parties now, but also for all the other issues that need to be closed”, said Mr Vanoutte

The facilitator noted that the parties have yet to pass legislation on materials derived from wire-tapping, but stressed that it must be up to European standards.

“The Act on the “Bombs” should be in accordance with International and European standards, and that is most important step right now but said that fresh ideas.

Peter Vanhoutte declined to say whether there will be deadlines this time to resolve on outstanding issues, nor how long today’s meeting will last but said that fresh ideas were needed.

“I do not know how long today;meeting, I hope it will not be late, because this is a very tiresome for all of us and it would be good for people to be able to get some sleep and come back with a fresh mind and fresh ideas. As for the deadlines I can not comment. We will see how the meeting will take place “, said Mr Vanhoutte