VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski, who is visiting Paris, met with Silvan Gioge, deputy director for European Affairs in the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. During the meeting, Nikoloski urged for the need to finally allow Macedonia to open its EU accession talks.

This is something that the citizens of Macedonia deserve, and the citizens of Macedonia should not be held hostage to Zoran Zaev’s failures, Nikoloski told Gioge during their meeting.

Nikoloski pointed to the fact that under Zaev, Macedonia ranks 111th in the world in fighting corruption, its worst result ever, and said that it is “mired in Zaev’s corruption”. VMRO-DPMNE is a serious partner, that is prepared to discuss all the key issues, such as the rule of law, economic freedoms and the integration of Macedonia in the EU, Nikoloski told th French official, per the party’s press release.

Nikoloski is in Paris for a number of meeting with French diplomats and officials.