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TO: Mr. Johanes Hahn (3)

Сликовит приказ каде ке стасаме благодарејки на молкот на Хан и ЕУ за непочитувањето на Уставот, законите, криминалите на Заев



March 5, 2018

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada


TO:      Mr. Johanes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighborhood 
Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

D – West Balkans

D.3 – The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo

Attn:    David Cullen
Dear Mr. Hahn/Mr. Cullen,

Thank you for your reply from February, 2018 in response to my letter dated January 9, 2018. It is encouraging to see that we are tending toward the same goal, namely the ascension of the Rule of Law in the Republic of Macedonia. It must not be forgotten that Macedonia specific, and the Balkan region in general are an integral part of the European continent, that has unfortunately been circumvented by history when it comes to the adoption of the liberal practices that have been fundamental to the rise of modern European culture. Where Europe to the north of the Danube and to the west Carpathians spent the Middle Ages reconciling the philosophies of the Ancients with that of Christianity, and slowly developed systems based on the sanctity of the individual and the respect for life, liberty, and property, the nations of the Balkan Peninsula spent this period mired in the feudalistic systems of Byzantine intrigue and Ottoman law of the jungle. And while the late 19th and the early 20th centuries finally saw a breakthrough of Western influences in the Balkans, these were eradicated with the imposition of Communist rule throughout the majority of the Peninsula in the aftermath of the Second World War.

The fundamental effect of Communism on the Balkans has been the catastrophic plunge of its nations back to the darkest societal caverns of the Dark Ages. What liberal thought had begun to blossom by 1945 was substituted by an ideology that by its own adherents has been described as a doctrine that “preaches slavery.” Yet, under the auspices of this doctrine, the youths of Communist-ruled Balkan nations were raised and educated, formally for 45 years, and in fact still to this day. Macedonian universities created cadre indoctrinated in the Marxian perspective of law and justice and these cadre are the law professors, jurists, and legal advisors of to-day.

If the European Commission’s commitment to the ascension of the Balkan nations to the respect of the Rule of Law is sincere, then it must address the issue of personnel appointments, since it is people who implement policy recommendations. Perhaps the decades-long failure to integrate the Balkan nations into the European flock has been the result of the failure of European statesmen to acknowledge the direct relationship between their policy/reform recommendations and the people entrusted to carry them out. Macedonia, quite like the rest of the former Yugoslav states, suffers from the fact that its institutions are dominated by people educated in the Red Universities of the Communist regime, most of whom have participated in violations of human rights and trampling of the nation’s laws. It is impossible to expect these adherents to the Byzantine, Ottoman, and Marxian traditions to liberalize and Europeanize the Balkans, as they see no benefit for themselves in it. These people have demonstrated to be far more interested in being the rulers of the most backward and undeveloped nations in Europe, rather than contend with the possibility of being average citizens in a state that affords far greater standards of living for everyone.

Macedonia, and the rest of the former Yugoslav states for that matter, is in desperate need of Lustration as the first step toward the ascension of the Rule of Law. To that end, the EC already has provided the guidelines for a proper, legitimate purge of “formerly” totalitarian Communist societies by virtue of its Resolutions 1096 and 1481. All that would be necessary is the implementation of Article 7 of Resolution 1096 for Lustration to gain a proper legal foothold. The question now is, why doesn’t the EC insist that these “former” Communist states, like Macedonia, make appropriate action that is in line with the principles outlined in the Resolutions?



Jordan Petrovski

Committee for the Democratization of the Republic of Macedonia