A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (1 June 2017):
“We welcome that the parliament in Skopje has endorsed a new government in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
We trust that the new government will now begin to decisively implement urgently needed reforms, so that the political crisis can be overcome and new impetus given to the Euro‑Atlantic integration of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
What must be done is clear: the rule of law, as well as the freedom of the press and of expression, must be strengthened; the Przino agreement must be implemented; and the work of the special prosecution office must be supported. In all these efforts, Germany will be a reliable partner at Skopje’s side.”