The veto from Bulgaria, which blocked the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia, was easily predicted during a pre-election debate between the deputy party leaders of VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, Aleksandar Nikoloski and Radmila Sekerinska. Nikoloski pushed on Sekerinska to say when will Macedonia open EU accession talks, after she campaigned on the unspecified March decision of the European Council to allow the opening of accession talks, without stating when.

Macedonia will not begin the EU accession talks while the criminals from SDSM are in power. You will not get the leaders of Belgium, France, Italy, to sit on the same table with a corrupt Prime Minister like Zoran Zaev, Nikoloski predicted.