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The report on Macedonia adopted by the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs

The European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) by 47 votes ‘for’, nine ‘against’ and one ‘restrained’ adopted Tuesday the report of rapporteur Ivo Vajgl on Macedonia, which supports a launch of the country’s EU accession talks in June of 2019.

The EP report on the 2018 European Commission Report on Macedonia should now be adopted at the EP plenary session in November. Vajgl presented a vocal amendment to the report, which refers to the referendum outcome and notifies the need of additional support for the country’s Euro-Atlantic future and the ratification of the Prespa (name) Agreement. MEPs, it reads, encourage the government to take all necessary measures for complying with the provisions of the agreement.

Several amendments, presented by Greek MEPs, including Sofia Sakorafa, who stands against the Prespa Agreement, have been rejected, MIA reports from Brussels.

Yesterday Eduard Kukan, member of the European People’s Party Group, warned of possible snap elections in Macedonia, saying that the process would create a mess in the country for a long period.