Macedonian referendum is manipulative and violates European standards

MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Germany –

Source: The Left "The referendum clearly violates the Council of Europe's Venice Commission's Code of Good Practices on Referendums. There, Article 30 clearly states that the coupling of different issues in a question is inadmissible, "said Andrej Hunko, European policy spokesman for the DIE LINKE group and a member of the Council of Europe, with a view to the Macedonian referendum that will take place tomorrow, Sunday. Andrej Hunko continues: "The question that should be presented to citizens on Sunday is: 'Are you in favor of EU membership and NATO under the agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Hellenic Republic?' This involves three questions in one: the question of changing names, the question of EU membership and the question of NATO membership. DIE LINKE welcomes any solution to the longstanding smuggling name dispute between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece. However, this solution must not be linked to a preliminary decision on possible EU or NATO membership. The Macedonian people must have the right to decide separately on these issues. From the already only consultative referendum on Sunday therefore no preliminary decision in this question is derivable. "


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