Irrelevant EU wants a Government that can Change the Name, then issues 'Clarification'
Wednesday, 25 January 2017

European Union spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic was forced to clarify the comments European Commissioner Johannes Hahn made on Tuesday, in which he appeared to call for the creation of a broad coalition Government in Macedonia.

"The Commissioner was referring to the need to have a broad political consensus and a broad-based coalition, so that the country can deal effectively with the many challenges ahead. Implementing the urgent reform priorities, the Przino agreement and resolving the bilateral issues at hand will require a strong commitment across all political parties. All the main parties are in favour of the EU reform agenda and agree that the EU path is a strategic objective for the country. If they work together towards this shared objective, they will have a de facto constitutional majority that is important along the path of European integration", the clarification given to the MIA correspondent in Brussels says. 

The Tuesday statement Commissioner Hahn made before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg left an impression that he is advocating a coalition that would have a majority in Parliament necessary to amend the constitution and resolve the name issue with Greece!

As the early general elections on December 11th produced a divided Parliament this was seen as a call for a grand coalition of sorts that would involve both the election winner VMRO-DPMNE party and its bitter rival, SDSM, which won severals seats less, and or all of the parties that represent ethnic Albanians.


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