Thimonier: Macedonia’s recommendation for EU might be questionable

French Ambassador to Macedonia Christian Thimonier said for that the unconditional recommendation to start EU membership negotiations can be problematic, because the Law on the Use of Languages in the Parliament was adopted yesterday without a minimum of consensus and without a civilized discussion.

“Yesterday it was a disappointing day because we saw events that we thought we had already turned our backs on, that there was not a minimum of consensus on a procedure for adopting a law and there was no civilized discussion of topics of interest for the citizens,” said Thimonier.

He also added that it was not his business to judge, but the sight was unpleasant.

“What we saw was nothing but a glimpse of what a parliament of European state should not be. When the time comes for the EU member states to express their position regarding the recommendation for negotiations, the question will be raised whether the Priebe agenda will be adopted quickly and the issue of respecting the Copenhagen criteria will be opened formally,” he said for, adding that the EU can integrate only functional democracies.


Most Read

Macedonia cancelled again Public call for financial support for Low-Cost Airlines

Macedonia is remembering singer Toše Proeski

US Department of State: We urge leaders in Macedonia to rise above partisan politics

Fourth ministerial meeting in Thessaloniki with Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece and Albania

Macedonia slided down in WEF Global Competitiveness Report


City of Skopje subsidizes pellet heating

New evidence: in the 70’s Greece had no problem with our country’s name Macedonia

More than 30000 Macedonians in Sydney

Macedonia Marks 10 Years of Tose Proeski's Death

Czech Republic to keep assisting Macedonia in guarding of its southern border