Reactions in Skopje after Brexit referendum

After the referendum in the UK in whiich British people voted in favour of leaving the EU, Macedonian president Gjorge Ivanov said that he fears that the European Union may follow the former Yugoslavia’s steps.

“In circumstances of a crisis, countries are becoming selfish, right wing radicals are emerging who are blaming refugees and Muslims and Islamophobia is emerging,” Ivanov said, adding that the Republic of Macedonia will carefully follow the developments after the referendum, where 52 per cent of the British people voted in favour of leaving the EU.

Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Popovski said that Brexit means a loss for the Balkans and the Republic of Macedonia, because Britain was a great supporter of the process of the enlargement of the Union.

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