admin1 – February 24, 2015 – 2:42pm

The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, cancelled the meeting he should have held with Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski in Brussels on Thursday. Mina Andreeva, deputy spokesperson for the European Commission, said Monday the meeting was cancelled because of “the situation on the ground”.

"We have held talks with the authorities in Macedonia. You know that Commissioner for Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn visited the country on February 17. Because of the evolving situation on the ground, there was an agreement that it is not opportune to hold this meeting right now," Andreeva said.

Government Spokesman Aleksandar Gjorgjiev told MIA the Government was continuously communicating with representatives of European institutions.

“Bearing in mind that Prime Minister Gruevski held a meeting with Commissioner Hahn only a few days ago, at which views and ideas were shared on a number of subjects and aspects, the two parties jointly concluded that before the Gruevski-Juncker meeting took place, more room was needed for obtaining a better and more comprehensive insight into the matter that would be the talking point of that meeting,” Gjorgjiev said.