The two working groups were formed as a result of the meeting between Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski on Sunday. Opposition VMRO-DPMNE nominated its representatives in both working groups, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski confirmed on Wednesday.

I preferred to discuss structural reforms for the future of the country in other areas such as economy, education and health, but it is obvious that the government does not give up its old habits to provide some legal solution that could in the future also exert political pressure on the opponents or to perform certain activities that can compromise and contaminate political opponents. We responded positively and nominated our representatives and I expect that they will soon open a dialogue on these two topics, said Mickoski during a visit to the Chamber of Commerce.

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE says that the dynamics that the groups of both parties will work and how much time it takes to make some progress will depend on the government.

The working groups should find a joint solution, especially on the draft law on public prosecutor’s office, bearing in mind the opposing views of the government and the opposition, especially with regard to the future of the special public prosecutor Katica Janeva at the SPO, which they presented in the meeting held between Zaev and Mickoski.