“Citizens can remain calm. Macedonia has been declared a transit country for refugees, and with the adoption of the strategy, international standards and the Convention on the Rights of Refugees have been respected, which Macedonia has ratified”, said SDSM, in response to a statement by VMRO-DPMNE.

The party says it has a document that serves as a road-map and has no binding acts towards any ministry or institution.

“The draft-strategy for the integration of refugees and foreigners 2017-2027, which VMRO-DPMNE today is attempting to scare citizens, is just a continuation of the same strategy for the period from 2009-2015, adopted by the former government led by VMRO-DPMNE”, said SDSM.