• Sunday, 21 July 2024

Mickoski: EU membership and good relations with strategic partners will be our goals

Mickoski: EU membership and good relations with strategic partners will be our goals

Veles, 17 June 2024 (MIA) – VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said he will fight to achieve strategic goals such as European Union membership and good relations with strategic partners. Addressing Monday's event titled “34 years of VMRO-DPMNE, 131 years of VMRO, legacy, freedom, future, we continue” at the national theater in Veles, the PM-designate pointed out that the government they will create is committed to returning Macedonia to its rightful place as a prosperous, just and dynamic democracy.

"But we will not get lost on the way through unprincipled agreements harmful to the state. Our way out will be our work, our future will be our strength obtained from the will of the people," said Mickoski. 

Their main goal, he added, is to restore trust in state government institutions, eliminate corruption and ensure the rule of law. 

The VMRO-DPMNE leader said "many new and beautiful things are coming in the first hundred days" and promised relentless work for a common future.

He told the new officials to "roll up their sleeves", adding that there are no secret formulas, false beliefs or superstitions, and the recipe for success is work, honesty and commitment.

He added that no one can run private businesses and institutions at the same time.

"It's either one or the other. You have to decide. Service to the people requires that. There are no political businesspeople or business politicians," said the PM-designate.

He stressed that the privileges offered by the position should be treated with honesty and with great care, and no extravagance.

"Because it belongs to the people, and your privileges do not make you special, but you should become more responsible because, I repeat, it all belongs to the people. We will have to see the people with eyes wide open and head held high, because the failure of one of you would be the shame of all of us, I will not tolerate any failure," Mickoski said. 

According to Mickoski, the best way to predict the future is to create it, and change will not come if we wait for someone from the outside to make it.

Late on Sunday, the VMRO-DPMNE executive and central committee officially confirmed the names of the nominations for ministers from the Your Macedonia coalition. The next government will also include ministers from the Worth It coalition and ZNAM.

The new government is expected to be formed by Sunday midnight at the latest.