The European Union condemned the attack on the Parliament building in Macedonia. About this reads the statement of the EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner for enlargement and neighbourhood policy Johannes Hahn.
“We strongly condemn the attack on members of Parliament in Skopje. Violence in Parliament are totally unacceptable and we call for calm and restraint. The interior Ministry and the police must ensure the safety of Parliament and its members,” the statement reads.
It is also noted that the EU supports the election of Talat Dzaferi the speaker of Parliament.
“The European Union is convinced that the political dialogue in the institutions is the only way forward, and we urge all political actors to respect the country’s Constitution and act in the spirit of democratic principles, decency and common sense”, – the document says.
The EU recalls that the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is a candidate country.
“The European Union stands ready to work with the Parliament on the necessary reforms to move the country forward on the European path,” reads the statement.
On 28 April it was reported that in Macedonia, protesters broke into the Parliament building – the Meeting – after the election of the speaker of ethnic Albanian Talat Xhaferi and beat the leader of the Social democratic opposition party Zoran zaeva.