The Tirana platform is a document that represents an ultimatum and it has suspended the Agreement from Przino in which the European Union has invested all of its foreign–political credibility, said the letter that was sent by President Gjorge Ivanov to the members of the European Council, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, the General Secretary of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, the President of the USA, Donald Trump and the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
“The Tirana platform became a condition for forming the government of the Republic of Macedonia. The platform is a post-election document, adopted in another country, in a cabinet of a foreign statesman and with the mediation of a Prime Minister of a foreign country. This platform threatens the sovereignty and the independence of the country, by forcing the Republic of Macedonia into a subordinate position or dependency to another country. The realization of the platform denotes changes in the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia which will endanger the unitarian character of the state. Furthermore, this platform from Tirana is destabilizing the inner-political situation and is increasing inter-ethnic tensions in the Republic of Macedonia”, said Ivanov.
In the letter that was sent before the meeting of the European Council, Ivanov explains that, in accordance with the Constitution, he made the decision not to give the mandate for forming a government to anyone who is negotiating for platforms by other states, that will endanger the state’s unitarity, sovereignty, and independence.
According to Ivanov, the only way out of the crisis is the condemnation and rejection of the platform.
“I’m asking you to carefully review the reality which we are facing and this harmful platform is publicly rejected and condemned by the European Union and NATO, including its member states. Furthermore, I expect that you will condemn the blatant interference into the Republic of Macedonia’s internal affairs by two of its neighbours – aspiring candidates for full EU membership”, said Ivanov.