EP Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Resolution on Macedonia
admin1 – January 21, 2014 – 2:15pm

With 48 votes in favor, four against and six abstentions, the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament adopted Tuesday the resolution on the Republic of Macedonia drafted based on the European Commission’s latest progress report.
According to MIA’s Brussels-based correspondent, only two changes occurred Tuesday to the latest compromise amendments that Rapporteur Richard Howitt submitted—the “bilingualism” that Howitt called for has been replaced with “bilingual education on a voluntary basis” and an explanation has been inserted clarifying that the mentioned ultra-nationalism pertains to all countries involved in the enlargement process and not exclusively to Macedonia.