Head of EU to visit Skopje amid an ongoing political crisis

Head of EU to visit Skopje amid an ongoing political crisis

The parliament of FYROM continues to debate on the election of speaker and pave the way into forming the Government. Parliamentary parties have debated on this issue for five days, but apart from wasting time they have not managed to come up with a solution. VMRO-DPMNE of Nikola Gruevski is causing delays in parliamentary proceedings, since 51 of its members are argueing with each other to waste time. During the weekend, VMRO-DPMNE has called for new parliamentary elections, because according to them, this composition that emerged from the elections in December last year turned out dysfunctional. VMRO-DPMNE is also against the government formation between SDSM (Social Democratic Union) and the Albanian parties, since, according to them, the coalition endangers the future of the country, through the platform of the Albanian parties, which leads FYROM towards federalism. But, SDSM representatives have stated that they will form the new government which aims the reforms and also said that Gruevski must learn to go into opposition.

Meanwhile, in this period of political crisis, the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk comes today to Skopje for a visit. He would only meet with the country’s President George Ivanov. The cabinet of Ivanov stressed that the focus of the meeting will be discussions on immigrant crisis and the role of Macedonia to this issue. President Ivanov will talk to Tusk about the aggravated political situation in the country, and the possibility to come out of the crisis that has engulfed the country. This is the third visit in two years of Tusk in Skopje.