VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski met Wednesday with Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, to discuss the progress report of the European Commission on Macedonia’s integration process, including the state of play in economy and politics.
“The path towards the EU is the only course Macedonia should take, most notably as a way to improve living standards and prosperity for the citizens and as a way to protect national and state interests,” Mickoski said, according to a press release of the opposition party.
The positive recommendation, he said, which had been given to the VMRO-DPMNE-led government since 2009, but was lost as a result of the imposed political crisis in the country in the past two years, should help the country improve and raise criteria in several spheres.
According to Mickoski, the opposition has notably improved the quality of reform-oriented laws, which proves that it puts state interests above everything else.
Furthermore, Commissioner Hahn welcomed the role of VMRO-DPMNE in the EU integration process saying that EU accession was a joint interests of all stakeholders in Macedonia, stated the press release.