After consultations with experts in the field of energy and law, President Stevo Pendarovski signed today the Decree promulgating the Law on Resolving the Dispute between the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and Makpetrol AD Skopje by an agreement.
President Pendarovski believes that the adoption of the Law is in the public interest because the state will become the owner of the entire gas pipeline system and thus will open the possibility for diversification of gas supply sources in our country and conditions will be created for additional investments in the construction of the distribution network. Also, our country will become a transit route for other countries in the region.
The consolidated text of the agreement was mediated by the “Energy Community – Vienna”, an international organization responsible for harmonization of the rules and principles of the EU internal energy market with the candidate countries and the EU neighborhood.
Regarding the remarks and criticisms that this decision violates the principle of division of power and that the Assembly has taken over the jurisdiction of the court, President Pendarovski believes that the rule of law is ensured by the competence of the Constitutional Court to control the constitutionality of the laws.