Reaction from the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia to the press release of SDSM
Thursday, 28 June 2018 12:24   

KabinetPRMWe inform the public that there are mechanisms for checking the financial operations of the state institutions in the Republic of Macedonia.

President Ivanov has so far respected and fully obeyed the prescribed legal regulations.

The Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia, as before, will continue with transparent and accountable management of the entrusted budget, which is confirmed by the audit reports on the operation of the Cabinet of the President, conducted by the State Audit Office.

The Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia has no legal obligation to accept additional "tools".

It is unclear to us how Mr. Robert Popovski, Minister without Portfolio, could impose and require the institution of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia to accept such measures, for which there are already mechanisms in the Republic of Macedonia, unless it is a populism, which is unacceptable for the Cabinet of the President. We think that everything that needs to be done is to respect and enforce the existing regulations.

In this context is also the report of the Center for Economic Analyzes which says that "the software tool does not work and there is no data after 2017, which is indicative that fiscal transparency is at risk and that it is understood palliative and periodical, not as a lasting determination as an effective tool for greater accountability from the appointed and elected officials".

On the other hand, it is clear and expected that the political party SDSM, through such manipulations, is trying to put pressure on President Ivanov because of his policies and firm positions in defending the dignity of the Macedonian people and the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia regarding the non-signing of the Decree for proclamation of the Law on Ratification of the Agreement with Greece.

"My position is final and will not be changed by any pressures, blackmails and threats. I will not support and sign this harmful text of an agreement", President Ivanov said on June 13, 2018, in an address to the nation.