Monday, 12 November 2018 | News today: 26

The same thing happened to us as in 2008

At the NATO Summit, the same thing happened as in 2008, VMRO-DPMNE president Hristijan Mickoski said.

Take a look at the 2008 conclusion and now. They say “settle the dispute with Greece, change the Constitution, change the name”, said Mickoski on TV Sonce’s “Jadi burek” talk show.

Mickoski stressed that Macedonia has not yet received an invitation to join NATO, but it will receive it after the agreement with Greece enters into force. According to him, the conclusions are the same, only now the positions of the Republic of Macedonia are weakened.

“It will take time to repair these positions. That’s the difference between 2008 and 2018. There is no significant difference, compare 2008 with 2018, you will see that there is no difference. The same is with the start of the so-called agreements with the European Union. We got a date that we will get a date,” explains Mickoski.

He pointed out that next year a revision of the progress of the Republic of Macedonia in four key areas will be made, besides the requirement for the dispute with Greece, and then the European Commission will consider the possibility of granting a date. According to him, it could begin in December 2019 at the earliest.

“We got a double date. One is in the short term, the other is in the long term, by June,” said Mickoski.