VMRO-DPMNE returns to Parliament to contest the law on languages

VMRO-DPMNE returns to Parliament to contest the law on languages

On Monday, VMRO-DPMNE MPs will return to Parliament with the aim of preventing the voting of the law on languages, which, according to them it’s anti-constitutional and favors the Albanian community.

The largest opposition party has drafted amendments through which it requires changes in the law. “We have decided to return to Parliament and propose amendments for the improvement of the law and the removal of parts which are against the Constitution. Such law should not be voted. The voice of the public opinion should be heard”, said Vlatko Gjorcev of VMRO-DPMNE.

The law on languages returns to Parliament after failing to be decreed by president George Ivanov. The majority led by SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union) and BDI (Democratic Union for Integration) maintain that the law reflects the multi-ethnic reality in the country and that it is not anti-constitutional. After the approval, the two largest parties have agreed for the law to be sent to the Venice Commission for an opinion. The law on languages makes the Albanian language an official language in the institutions of the central government. /balkaneu.com/