VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski and the party’s presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova held a meeting in Brussels yesterday with Eduard Kukan, MEP and European Parliament Rapporteur, and MEP Marijana Petir. At the meeting, Mickoski pointed out that the law-abiding state and the rule of law in North Macedonia is under threat, and that the country is facing widespread corruption.
“Political persecution and the abuse of state apparatus for fighting against the opposition becomes the basis of the political action of the government. On the other hand, the country is going backwards in respecting human rights, and the lack of will to work on establishing lasting mechanisms for fighting against crime. While all of this is happening, we have a complete downgrade of the economic standard of citizens and widespread eviction from the country that is the consequence of the harmful policies of the government,” said Mickoski.
Siljanovska cited her commitment to the rule of law and a strong law-abiding state that would have to guarantee human rights and freedoms.”In that sense, the president of the state has important powers that should provide protection of citizens and legal certainty. It is undoubtedly an important precondition for progress towards European integration, which is our strategic goal,” Siljanovska said, and VMRO-DPMNE informed.
The interlocutors pointed out that a very important condition that will show how serious the country is in pursuing the strategic goals is the manner in which the election period passes, where it is essential that the authorities provide conditions for fair and democratic vote of the citizens.
Siljanovska-Davkova is a guest of the delegation of VMRO-DPMNE, which takes part in the Assembly of the European People’s Party.