North Macedonia submitted a referendum for the Bulgarians
Only days after the Bulgarian Prime Minister Galab Donev and the Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia Dimitar Kovachevski discussed the supply of electricity to ensure the needs of business against the backdrop of global energy. The opposition in North Macedonia submitted a proposal for a referendum to the State Election Commission, reported Nova Macedonia.
That’s what Christian Mickoski did. The consultation will be about the planned changes in the country’s constitution.
They also announced how the question was formulated.
“Are you in favor of repealing the law on the ratification of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between North Macedonia and Bulgaria, published on January 18, 2017?” reads the question.
The head of state Stevo Pendarovski opposed the proposal. According to him, this could stop the country’s European integration.
The gathering of support for the submission of the proposal is pending. After that, one hundred and fifty thousand people will be needed to support its realization.
There is an idea that the referendum should be mandatory.
“The main topic on which we talked with Prime Minister Donev and his delegation was the energy crisis, which shook all economies around the world.
Today, we are fighting the shortage of electricity and expensive energy carriers, which bring big problems for both citizens and businesses,” Kovacevski announced.
“We reaffirmed the good assessment we have of the created preconditions for the positive development of the dialogue between our two countries and that we will consistently work to deepen constructive cooperation in all areas of mutual interest, striving to cover all areas that includes the Agreement on good neighborliness and cooperation between Bulgaria and the RSM and all agreements under the protocols of the Intergovernmental Commission”, stated Galab Donev.
Bulgaria can export about 200 megawatt hours of electricity to the Republic of North Macedonia by the end of March next year, Donev announced after a meeting with his colleague Dimitar Kovachevski.
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