The Pavle Bogoevski scandal and his trading on the black market are much more serious than his party members want to show, Naum Stoilkovski, a spokesperson for VMRO-DPMNE said at a press conference. According to him, the scandal has two essential moments:

Pavle Bogoevski is in the spotlight following the audio recordings posted online, after which there is a publicly strong suspicion that he is a user of narcotics or psychotropic substances. Pavle Bogoevski acknowledged that he was in contact with the criminal underworld – having in mind that he was trading on the black market, which is run primarily by criminal organizations. All this brings into question his credibility as a deputy in the Macedonian Parliament. But here it is not a question of whether Pavle Bogoevski has only moral responsibility, but the matter is much more serious, says Stoilkovski.