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Sunday, October 22, 2017, 

VMRO-DPMNE leader Gruevski meets EU Commissioner Hahn

VMRO-DPMNE leader Gruevski meets EU Commissioner Hahn

Skopje, 10 February 2017 (MIA) - Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn late on Thursday met with a VMRO-DPMNE delegation, led by its leader Nikola Gruevski.

The interlocutors discussed the process of organizing the December elections, the outcome, post-election period, attempts made at forming a coalition all the while stressing that the situation was ripe for new parliamentary elections, which could be organized in parallel with the local elections in the spring.

Talks also focused on the law on the use of languages, the Special Public Prosecution, the platform of Albanian parties and the risks stemming from the application of this platform as a way to re-negotiate the Ohrid Framework Agreement. Plans and objectives in the event of VMRO-DPMNE forming a government were also discussed, including reforms, the practice established for coalition forming in Macedonia - the victor in the Macedonian political bloc with the victor in the Albanian bloc, the advantages and shortcomings of broad coalitions and Macedonia's experiences with this kind of coalitions.

Ivo Kotevski, director of the VMRO-DPMNE Communications Center, said they had taken the opportunity to inform the EU Commissioner in depth about recent developments and to break down their policies and decisions. 

VMRO-DPMNE presented its positions as regards all the issues by way of arguments, which had been presented to the public as well in the past few weeks, according to him.

"Commissioner Hahn outlined his views, which are identical to the ones presented at his press conference yesterday. It was noted that the EU does not want to meddle in the matter of which parties should make a coalition  and about the decisions set to be made by the Macedonian parties in terms of forming coalition and government, Kotevski stated.

VMRO-DPMNE, he added, is a party whose platform and strategy is focused on Macedonia becoming a part of the EU. ba/13:03

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