Skopje receives a questionnaire from the EU

Skopje receives a questionnaire from the EU

The European Union has drafted a special questionnaire for Skopje, regarding the implementation of the reforms. The government’s spokesman, Mile Bosnjakovski said that a questionnaire has been sent from EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn in order to check the level of the implementation of reforms.

Meanwhile, the European Commission has changed the way it issues reports on the progress of candidate member countries. Instead of the regular reports which were issued in November, now, the Commission issues two reports a year. This way, the next report that will be issued is in April. However, thanks to this small questionnaire, FYROM may receive feedback in the next meeting of the European Council in December on the progress which has been made and which would be registered in the report.

“We will do everything we can to convince the European Union until the end of the year, to grant us a clear recommendation. We will do everything to convince our neighbors and our European friends that Macedonia must launch accession talks with the European Union next year. The name dispute must not act as an obstacle for our integration”, Foreign Minister Dimitrov said.

Two days ago, the European Commission declared that the elections are a key issue.

“The European Union  praises the efforts being made for the reforms. Meanwhile, we are expecting the upcoming local government elections to be free and democratic”, the spokesperson of the European Commission, Maja Kocijancic said. /