MEPs Vajgl, Kukan and Fleckenstein welcome adoption of ethics code by Sobranie

The Co-Chairs of the Jean Monnet Dialogue process with the Sobranie welcomed the adoption by consensus of the new Code of Ethics for Macedonian Parliament on Monday.

Following-up on their recent mission to Ohrid on 17-19 May, in the framework of the Jean Monnet Dialogue, Mr. Ivo Vajgl (ALDE, SI), Eduard Kukan (EPP, SK) and Knut Fleckenstein (S&D, DE) stated: “We are happy to congratulate our colleagues, the members of the Macedonian Sobranie, with their accomplishment in building-consensus on the Code of Ethics and supporting it with their vote in the plenary today with an overwhelming cross-party majority. The vote took place less than a month after all parliamentary groups reached an agreement on the proposal in Ohrid in the framework of the Jean Monnet Dialogue, which we had the pleasure to co-chair with President of the Sobranie, Mr Talat Xhaferi. The adoption of the Code is an important milestone, mentioned in the European Commission’s 2018 Report on the country.

We appreciate highly the effort by all political parties within the Working Group on Reforms and Functioning of the Sobranie to continue their dialogue in reaching consensus on the next key conclusion of the Jean Monnet Dialogue – the amendments to the Rules of Procedure.

We look forward to further co-operation in the framework of the Jean Monnet Dialogue in addressing the implementation of the EU and institutional reforms agenda as well as wider topics of interest to the parliamentary leadership and parties in the Sobranie.”