Mogherini Discussed Ways Out ‘Institutional Crisis’ in Macedonia

Time: 10:31 p.m. CEST


High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini arrived in Skopje for talks in her Western Balkans official visit. After having session in the Montenegro Parliament with opposition boycotting the speech, Mogherini arrived in Skopje for couple of hours.

Mogherini talked with members of civil society, political representatives in the Parliament, and President Gjorgje Ivanov, Mogherini spoke about current political crisis in the country and addressed Ivanov to reverse his decision and “as the Constitution says, I quote, trust the mandate to a candidate belonging to parties, which has majority in the Assembly.”

Mogherini explained she had longest meeting with the president Ivanov, but offered no details about more than one-hour talk. In a statement to the media, given on the stairs  of the Delegation of European Union in Macedonia, Mogherini said she talked in the morning with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who asked she to convey his message.

“I believe that would be impossible for anyone to convince anyone in the democratic world that the majority of members of Parliament that represent majority of citizens in a unitary state cannot be allowed to form a government,” Mogherini stated.

Mogherini said her visit is in the time that is complicated because of the political and institutional crisis of this country. “Major issues that we discus today is how to get out of this political and institutional crisis,” Mogherini said.


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