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Devastating fire in central Skopje; Opposition urges Brussels not to ignore Macedonian political crisis
A terrifying fire devastated Skopje’s central post office last night. The fire broke out in the room with computer servers and has spread trough the installation after which the employees had been evacuated. In a short while the sheets of flame matched a several story building. Eyewitnesses say they also heard loud explosion.
The head of the opposition Social Democrats, Branko Crvenkovski yesterday asked Brussels not to put a blind eye before the political crisis in Macedonia and not to insist on opposition returning to parliament because in current conditions this is unrealistic. At a meeting with the EU head for enlargement Stefano Sannino, Crvenovski presented a plan for getting out of the logjam by organizing free and fair early general elections. It remains a secret what Sannino responded. Opposition launched parliament boycot and street protests against Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski in December after an incident in and outside the parliament over the addoption of the budget.
Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
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