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Zaev: The European flag on the Law on Languages is in line with the European Convention

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Friday’s Parliament Q&A session, where the new government cabinet responds to parliamentary questions for the first time after its formation, began with VMRO-DPMNE MP Ilija Dimovski’s question to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev why there was European flag on the draft law on the use of languages.

Dimovski said that the law is unconstitutional and discriminatory and that the public’s impression is that it has entered into the relations between all political parties, as a topic that has been used and abused for political calculations and coalitions. The European flag on the law, as he emphasizes, had limited the discussion in the Parliament and prevented an amendment intervention.

Zaev said that the European flag was placed on the basis of the European Convention on the Use of Languages.

Considering that the equal rights of citizens are European values ​​adopted in accordance with the decisions and declarations of the EU, something that is also important on the road to full Europeanization of Macedonia we have decided to be an integral part of the National Program according to which the EU symbol is placed. In his statement, Commissioner Hahn alluded to the fact that there is indeed more priority in the reform agenda itself, such as reforms in the judiciary, public administration, secret services and the like, but there was no remark on whether there is a European flag or not, Zaev said, assessing that the right to debate has not been denied.