Gruevski: An action plan for the reforms based on European Commission recommendations

Gruevski: An action plan for the reforms based on European Commission recommendations

Skopje, October 27, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Prime minister of FYR Macedonia, Nikola Gruevski declared that the government that he leads is analyzing the European Commission (EC) progress report and that a plan for the implementation of reforms will be launched.

“Every ministry is analyzing the EC report. All recommendations are being examined and based on them, different proposals for reforms which will be approved by the government will be made. We will prepare an action plan for the reforms, changes and the solution of issues and problems that relate to different domains underlined by the European Commission”, declared Gruevski.

According to him, with this plan, the government is entering a new phase of reforms, which will be applied in 2015.

“During the 10 days to come, I expect all the proposals made by ministries to be discussed at the government’s meeting and to be approved in the form of an action plan. Every proposal, reform or change will have a deadline and budget”, said Gruevski.

The European Commission progress report has expressed criticism for the lack of reforms, the full harmonization of laws and EU standards, freedom of media, the state of prisons, recommendations not to change the Constitution without the involvement of the opposition in debates, etc. /ibna/