A public prosecutor in Skopje will launch an investigation against the president of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Gjorge Ivanov, reports FYROM’s META news agency.
The probe concerns two separate issues: Ivanov’s decision not to sign a law recognizing Albanian as an official language of the country, and his decision not to sign the Prespa Agreement that FYROM’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev signed with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras in June.
Ivanov’s stance has prevented the two pieces of legislation from being published in the government’s official gazette, despite being passed in parliament. This has prevented the laws from being put into force. The president of FYROM does not possess the constitutional right of an absolute veto on parliamentary decisions.
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