Negotiations between the four parties on outstanding issues will not continue until the Law specifically for Public Prosecution is enforced and respected. Just because the proposed prosecutors are not of their choosing, they can not disregard the law. This was the SDSM reaction to returning to the negotiating table.

“The Council of Public Prosecutors has an obligation to respect the law and allow the Special Public Prosecutor to complete her own team of associates in accordance with statutory laws. We demand an urgent meeting of the four parties and the international community due to the breach of the law on the Special Public Prosecutor and the laying down of deadlines for the fulfilment of these legal obligations. We would like to point out that in the interest of the future and the prospect of the Republic of Macedonia the Special Public Prosecutor should be allowed to work autonomously and independently, and in accordance with the statutory laws, ” reads the statement from the opposition.