“PM Kovachevski: No Need for Secret Meetings with Mickoski, Discussions Will Be Public”

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski emphasized the transparency of future discussions with VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, stating that there’s no necessity for clandestine encounters. Kovachevski clarified that any such meeting would occur in a public setting, whether in the MPs Club, Parliament, or a café in downtown Skopje.

He highlighted that although a meeting hasn’t been arranged yet, ongoing communication between parties is in progress. Kovachevski also mentioned the regular contact between the vice-president of VMRO-DPMNE and their SDSM counterpart.

Regarding the opposition parties’ announcements concerning potential blockades in Parliament if a new member of the State Election Commission isn’t elected, Kovachevski stressed the importance of discussing these matters within the parliamentary setting. He acknowledged the history of blockades by ethnic Macedonian opposition parties and expressed hope for unobstructed proceedings until the current term’s conclusion.

On the topic of discussions with DUI regarding a “European Front,” Kovachevski noted the delay due to the New Year’s holidays, indicating that talks with DUI have not yet commenced.