Kacin MEP: The Greek veto is being used as an alibi from Skopje

Kacin MEP: The Greek veto is being used as an alibi from Skopje

Skopje, June 4, 2013

Jelko Kacin MEP for Southeastern Europe has expressed his concern that the Greek veto for Skopje was used by leaders in FYROM as an alibi not to implement the reforms.

The Slovenian MEP raised this concern today in a meeting held in Brussels about the European integrations of FYROM. Present in this meeting was also the Minister for European Affairs, Fatmir Besimi.

“I’m worried that the Greek veto on FYROM for the start of negotiations was used by leaders in FYROM as an alibi not to implement the reforms”, declared Kacin MEP. According to him, the citizens of FYROM will not enjoy prosperity if they don’t think about the future. “The return of the political discourse in history will have consequences. The claims that the current Macedonians are descendants of the ancient Macedonians has also put a question mark on the Bulgarian identity, given that Bulgarians and Macedonians share common cultural, linguistic and religious symbols”, said Kacin.

Talking about the recent local government elections, Kacin said that they were well administered, but unfair and non democratic. Kacin has also expressed his concern about the freedom of media, mentioning the report of “Reporters without borders”, where FYROM is ranked as a country which has a very low freedom of the media. /ibna/