The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party warns that Macedonia will not receive a date to open European Union accession talks in June, and that the faults for this lies exclusively with Zoran Zaev and his “failure to reform the judiciary, embrace of organized crime and high levels of corruption and numerous scandals”.

Instead of getting to work and resolving the problems which the citizens face, he cares more about showcasing his latest motorcycle. His lies in 2018 that we won an unconditional date to open EU accession talks will cost the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia dearly. Macedonia will not receive a date for accession talks in June because the Government has no capacity to deliver on the EU criteria, VMRO-DPMNE said in a press release.

Despite the imposed and humiliating name change, Macedonia is expected to be denied the right to open EU accession talks in June, as Zaev promised would happen. Even with Greece presumably agreeing to the move, France and the Netherlands now raised serious objections.