Progress report on regress in FYROM

Progress report on regress in FYROM

IBNA Op-Ed/To the current government a bigger priority is the controversial millionaire Subrata Roj with his promises for investments and some other Latin-American investor than the calls and diplomatic recommendations issued by Brussels for many years to make the important step for the solution of the name dispute, the barrier which is sinking the country in terms of Euro integration aspect.

By Naser Pajaziti

Progress report on former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was commented and was seen as another “deja vu”, because the opening of talks for accession was recommended and nothing more. The report reflects a dark picture of the country, which is doomed in terms of the political, social and inter ethnic aspect.

European Commission gave a clear message that this problematic country still remains far from its objectives to be closer to Brussels.

With his stubbornness, premier Nikola Gruevski is not making a priority out of the path toward European integration, by following the process in a very formal way.

The name dispute is the main alibi, but in the domestic aspect there are many domains which are dominated by an organized state control, informative censorship and pressure against media, corruption in high levels, lack of dialogue and a number of problems which relate to inter ethnic relations and deadlocks in fulfilling the rights of Albanians in line with obligations that emanate from the Ohrid Agreement.

The head of state in FYROM knowingly avoids the EU accession agenda, after 8 years as a country which has been granted the EU candidate status and after 5 years that negotiations for accession were recommended to be opened.

All the decisions and government priorities lead to the opposite direction of the European integration.

To the current government a bigger priority is the controversial millionaire Subrata Roj with his promises for investments and some other Latin-American investor than the calls and diplomatic recommendations issued by Brussels for many years to make the important step for the solution of the name dispute, the barrier which is sinking the country in terms of Euro integration aspect.

The government continues with ultra nationalist projects of quiet institutional discrimination. USA and EU are aware of the fragile situation and all these developments which are producing a political crisis have been outlined in the memos of western diplomats.

International community has assumed the role of a quiet observer and sporadically encourages, by not acting in a clear way.

Albanian political factor is powerless and reacts only through pointless declarations, which do not really impress the prime minister of the country.

Albanian parties in power are using the international factor as an alibi not to leave the government and not to threaten the Macedonian ministers, while every strong declaration of the Albanian opposition is considered to be as demonstration of a tendency to create tensions and instability.

But, this silence and diversion from real problems means that this political mosaic that produces crises and constant problems is better than a crisis which can have unpredictable dimensions for the future of the country. /ibna/