[Comments and recommendations]
The political crisis in the Republic of Macedonia is deepening, in spite of the negotiations efforts, facilitated by the international community. The ruling figures in the country have already displayed their unwillingness to substantial and honest participation to this difficult process and to take responsibility for the massive abuse of power and criminal conduct. The negotiations and agreements brokered by the international representatives are bluntly confronted by a set of bogus actions by the government, increased populism and an intensified media offensive of the Prime Minister Gruevski and his associates.
Following the development of the political situation in the country, a team of CIVIL – Center for Freedom was working on summing up the opinions, recommendations, analysis and demands of the various political entities, civil society organizations and of the experts that have been consulted by the team in the past several weeks. Their contributions are publicized on the website of CIVIL, also published or quoted by the few remaining independent media in the country. Previously, CIVIL’s team prepared and publicized several recommendations on June 9, based on the analysis prepared within the organization.