At the end of Tuesday's debate, the majority MPs accepted the conclusions drafted based on the EC report on Macedonia's progress in 2014. Only the MPs of PDSH voted against.
Aleksandar Nikolovski from VMRO-DPMNE welcomed the recommendation from the EC for opening membership negotiations with Macedonia as recognition for the country's political leaders and citizens and praised the EC's principled policy of recommending talks for the sixth time even though the European Council has refused to set a date for opening talks for five years.
He once again appealed to SDSM to return to Parliament because, he said, as it is, SDSM risks being marginalized as a party, which, in fact, has already started to happen.
"The problem of the Republic of Macedonia is called Greece because this country blocks Macedonia's membership of the Euro-Atlantic structures," he said.