North Macedonia PM Zaev Resigns, Snap Elections Announced

The Prime Minister of North Macedonia announced on Saturday that his country will hold snap elections, as his government resigned over the EU’s decision not to begin accession talks with Skopje.

PM Zaev is expected to visit the President of the country Stevo Pendarovski on Sunday to officially offer his resignation.

”We are the victims of a historic mistake of the EU,” Zaev told his citizens in a televised message broadcasted on Saturday.

“I am frustrated and angry and I know that all people feel the same way,” Zaev noted.

For this reason, the Premier of North Macedonia said that his country will soon hold a snap election so that people can decide the country’s future.

These dramatic developments came as a result of the EU’s decision on Friday not to begin accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, a step along the path that would have led to their future accession to the Union.

France, along with Denmark and the Netherlands decided to block the two Balkan states’ European path, for a variety of reasons, including the corruption levels in the two countries as well as EU’s domestic problems.