VMRO-DPMNE accused the ruling SDSM party of politicizing the Interior Ministry, after employees were ordered to submit requests to be transferred to lower positions, to make way for SDSM partisan activists in the Ministry.
“Threats are sent to Interior Ministry employees in Skopje and across the country. The target of this campaign are professionals who refuse to obey partisan orders given by Oliver Spasovski”, said Sashe Pavlovski at a VMRO-DPMNE press conference. According to Pavlovski, these threats to force police officers to themselves submit requests to be re-assigned are illegal and contrary to the union rules.
“The Interior Ministry must disclose the number of re-assignments it has ordered in the past period, and what reasons were given when re-assigning individual officers. VMRO-DPMNE calls on the professionals in the police service not to succumb to threats from Spasovski and to seek justice if they are unlawfully reassigned. VMRO-DPMNE also calls on the representatives of the international community who monitor the work of the police to react timely and not allow the situation to get out of hand”, Pavlovski added.