Judicial reform must continue and corruption must be fought in order for North Macedonia to obtain a date for the opening of accession talks in October. This was declared by EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn who is on a visit to Skopje.
In a news conference with PM Zoran Zaev, Hahn also said that the sides must reach a deal regarding the prosecutor’s office.
“Nobody must be pardoned just because procedures go beyond deadlines. This is how we view the rule of law”, Hahn said in response to questions addressed by journalists.
The EU commissioner said that the judicial system must function based on rules and that it must be respected by everyone. /ibna/