21February2018

Osmani says Juncker will visit Macedonia on 25 February

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EC President Jean-Claude Juncker will visit Macedonia on 25 February as the first country on his Western Balkan tour in the direction of the presentation of the Western Balkans Strategy, Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani announced on Thursday at a press-conference at which an in-depth analysis of the document’s messages and contents were presented, too. “This is an important moment to present the Strategy, but also to encourage governments to double their efforts to meet the new shortened targets,” the Deputy PM pointed out. As regards the Law on the Use of Languages, he is convinced that Parliament can secure 61 votes to once again adopt it. Osmani also urged the opposition to change its behaviour towards both the Albanians and the processes, as well as to clearly position itself in terms of whether it is in favour of EU and NATO membership for the country. Asked about the possibility of delivering reforms in the event of a parliamentary blockade, Osmani said the opposition, too, had a responsibility for implementation.

(Kanal 5; Sitel; Telma; Alfa; MTV1; MIA; Makfax)

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