FYROM’s president, Djordje Ivanov has decided not to sign the bill for the ratification of the agreement about the country’s name reached with Greece.
In his decision, Ivanov explains that this bill is not in compliance with articles 51, 118 and 119 of the Constitution and that this agreement is in breach of Resolutions 817 (1993) and 845 (1993) of the UN Security Council.
According to him, the agreement subdues the country to another country, namely Greece.
Ivanov has also declared that this agreement has legal consequences which could lead to criminal offenses.
Under the country’s Constitution and Parliament’s Rulebook, in case of a veto by president Ivanov, the agreement goes back to parliament, where it should be voted by a simple majority. In this case, the bill is once again sent to the president, whom the Constitution obliges to sign it. /ibna/