During his meeting with EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the corruption scandals caused by the Zoran Zaev Government are very damaging for Macedonia.

Serious scandals are undermining the credibility of our country and of the rule of law. This is threatening our European future. No criminal should be allowed to remain immune to justice, and there can be no compromising in this regard, Mickoski said during his meeting with Hahn.

Hahn is visiting Macedonia amid the major corruption scandal involving Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva and reportedly high level officials of Zaev’s SDSM party and Government.

There is no will to fight corruption and this is evident in the draft law on state prosecutors proposed by Zaev. Instead of an unbiased tool to fight corruption, the law offers solutions which will be used for further political pressures and will protect criminals, Mickoski added.

The opposition leader told Hahn said that his condition to attend a meeting of party leaders with Zaev will be that the meeting is centered on organizing early general elections. Mickoski emphasized that despite all these failures, Macedonian citizens should not be punished because of their Government, and that EU accession talks should be opened as soon as possible.