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Macedonia Press Review – September 25, 2015

DPA leader threatens to leave ongoing inter-party talks; Macedonia gets additional help for refugees; political 'bombs' have entered parliament.


The head of the opposition Democratic Party of Albanians, DPA, Menduh Thaci, threatens to leave the ongoing EU facilitated inter-party talks for implementation of the June political agreement if there is no deal on new electoral roll ahead of the April elections. A source from he party told the daily that Thaci insists on so-called active registration of voters before the elections as well as on introduction of electronic fingerprints as a safety measure.

Macedonia would get additional 17 million Euros in help from the EU for dealing with the refugee crisis. The EU previously said that it will give 24 million Euros to Macedonia. Macedonian Interior Minister Mitko Cavkov said that the country is facing lack of financial, professional and technical capacities in dealing with the refugee crisis, and thus would welcome this help.

The opposition 'political bombs' which is the name for the batches of tapes of wiretapped conversations where high ranking officials are allegedly discussing crimes, have entered parliament with the first session dedicated to MPs questions addressed to the government ministers and its head, Nikola Gruevski, the daily says. Their content which was repeated by the opposition MPs has shaken the confidence of the ruling party representatives, which has been visible through their gesticulations and the avoidance to answer the questions.

Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.

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