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VMRO-DPMNE seeks no-confidence motion against FM Dimitrov

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The VMRO-DPMNE parliamentary group filed Wednesday in Parliament a motion of no-confidence against Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov.

Several reasons for the no-confidence motion have been listed in the initiative with three of them considered as being the main ones, namely the friendship treaty between Macedonia and Bulgaria, the move not to appoint VMRO-DPMNE official Aleksandar Nikolovski Macedonia’s ambassador to the European Union in Brussels and the government’s draft-strategy on refugees and migrants.

“First and foremost, the friendship agreement between Macedonia and Bulgaria was signed hastily and is not without consequences. Attempts were made to avoid to put up the treaty for discussions, lies were spread the draft-document could be improved by including remarks of the opposition, only later on to witness the signing of a final text that was not the subject of negotiations. (The signing) was a mere acknowledgement of the Bulgarian positions, for which we congratulate the government of Bulgaria on championing its interest, however, we cannot congratulate the Foreign Minister of Macedonia, who has failed to protect Macedonia’s national interests,” VMRO-DPMNE MP Antonio Milososki told a news conference in Parliament.

As regards VMRO-DPMNE MP Aleksandar Nikolovski, he said he had completed all the required legal and constitutional procedural stages to be appointed ambassador to the EU. On its part, the Foreign Ministry, according to Milososki, had only sent a notice informing the procedure was being terminated.

MP Milososki also pointed out the lack of ‘a clear and firm stance’ on Dimitrov’s part considering the pressure exerted on Macedonia to build migrant accommodation centers and refugee camps.

The opposition party is also seeking a motion of no-confidence vote against the minister of agriculture and the minister of labor and social policy.