Negotiations for the solution of the political crisis in FYROM are blocked

Negotiations for the solution of the political crisis in FYROM are blocked

Skopje, 17 June 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

The talks between the four main political parties in FYROM have come to a gridlock, following fresh attempts for dialogue which started at the beginning of this week.

The EU and US ambassadors, Aivo Orav and Jess Baily said that the political parties have sought extra time for discussions within the parties and then they will resume the talks. But political parties have addressed accusations between them as to who is blocking the process of talks and the solution of the political crisis.

Petre Silegov, spokesman of SDSM said that VMRO-DPMNE is to be blamed of this process.

“When we raise the issue of the voters’ list and reform in the media, VMRO-DPMNE interrupts this dialogue”, Silegov said.

VMRO-DPMNE of former PM Nikola Gruevski, says that SDSM is blocking the process of talks and that it is scared of heading to elections.

The deputy chairwoman of BDI, Teuta Arifi says that this party has been actively engaged to offer its contribution for the solution of the crisis.

“BDI insists in the full implementation of this agreement and hopes that the second round of talks and the intervention of the international community would help in finding a solution to the crisis”, said Teuta Arifi, deputy chairwoman of BDI.

Meanwhile, PDSH says that it is ready to sit down on the table of talks and that it has prepared its demands.

Meanwhile, civil society has announced fresh protests on Monday demanding the resignation of the current government, president and for the Special Prosecution to continue its investigations without obstructions.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, the largest party in power, VMRO-DPMNE will celebrate in the central square in Skopje the 26th anniversary of its foundation. /balkaneu.com/