I expect the country to start negotiations with the EU in just over a week from today, because it deserves it not only because of the reforms, but simply because of everything the Macedonian citizens did and Macedonia deserves to have the start of negotiations, the leader of VMRO DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski said in Stip on Tuesday.

We share those values with the EU and indeed this is the high time for the EU to show its values in action and to abandon those hegemonic demands of our eastern neighbor that have nothing to do with European values, but these are demands that may be appropriate for 2-3 centuries in the past, and not for two or three centuries in the future, said Mickoski.

Asked whether the survival of the current government depends on the start of negotiations, Mickoski said that “the life of this government depends on how soon they will realize that they are essentially dysfunctional.” According to him, the solution is “early elections as soon as possible”, in order for “the state and the citizens to get out of this political, economic and energy crisis”.

Mickoski believes that Alternative joining the parliamentary majority and in the Government is “the last act of the attempt to destroy Macedonia directed by Zoran Zaev and SDSM.”