VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with a delegation from the IMF, led by the Stephanie EBle, head of the newly founded Western Balkan IMF office, and Bergljot Barkbu who leads the Macedonian office.

The opposition party discussed the political and economic situation in Macedonia with the IMF representatives, and the coming early general elections. Opposition leader Mickoski pointed out that the lack of reforms on the part of the Zaev Government is the main reason why Macedonia was not given a date to begin its EU accession talks. He warned that the numerous high level crime and corruption scandals perpetrated by Government officials are undermining the economy of the country, VMRO-DPMNE said in a press release. Mickoski cited the increase of the number of frozen accounts in the country to nearly 100.000 and the forced move by the Government to drop its progressive taxation policies as evidence of the economic decline.

Mickoski announced that following the victory of VMRO-DPMNE at the elections in April urgent reforms will be put in place to help the Macedonian economy heal as quickly as possible and begin to approach European standards, the party said.