European Commission praises the agreement reached in Skopje

European Commission praises the agreement reached in Skopje

Skopje, 3 June 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

The European Commission has issued a statement today in relation to the visit of the EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn in Skopje and his mission to negotiate a deal between political parties with the aim of overcoming the crisis.

According to the European Commission, the talks have been conducted in a constructive manner and all sides agreed on focusing on the interests of the citizens, regardless of their ethnic group and on the accession of the country in Euro Atlantic structures.

The European Commission underlines that some of the points that will be part of the agreement will be discussed on June 10 in Brussels and that EU commissioner Hahn has demanded the agreement which will put an end to the crisis, to be reached as soon as possible. The statement also underlines that the sides have agreed to hold early general elections until April 2016 and that all preparations must be made in order to guarantee a normal process.

The European Commission statement demands for the rule of law to be respected, along with the independence of the justice system, freedom of media, etc.

EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn declared after the meeting with the heads of the four political leaders that the green light has been given to dialogue and that sides have agreed on holding fresh elections, but by adopting several changes, which are part of the demands of the opposition, such as the creation of an interim government. /ibna/