The rapporteur for the Republic of Macedonia in European Parliament, Ivo Vajgl, today, in his statement for the state news agency “MIA” denied that he had said something in the media about the president of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, or he had conveyed something that Gruevski told him during his last visit to Skopje.

“As a person I never personified responsibility and I don’t meddle in Macedonian politics by calling out certain names and people. I don’t know how to reduce the guilt to one name only. I was talking about what I had previously said for “Nova TV” i.e. Macedonia must live its catharsis of its own politics and the path to get there is the what Special Prosecutor’s Office does. If the judiciary determines that a certain individual is responsible, anyone, then in a law abiding country he will have to deal with the consequences”, said Vajgl.

When asked whether he had ever personally mentioned former Prime Minister Gruevski in a statement or an interview and whether he had passed on something that the president of VMRO-DPMNE had told him personally, the Slovenian MEP denied that he had ever said such a thing.

Yesterday, the media released a statement by MEP Ivo Vajgl he had said for the Turkish news agency “Anatolia” where the MEP said that Gruevski has said that he would go all the way because he doesn’t want to go to prison.

“The most characteristic was the statement by Nikola Gruevski, the president of VMRO-DPMNE, he insists he will go all the way because he doesn’t want to go to prison. If that is the motive for all of this, that means there won’t be any compromises with him in the long run”, quoted Al Jazeera from Vajgl’s statement for “Anatolia.