Timcho Mutzunski, Christian Mitzkovski’s foreign policy advisor: “VMRO-DPMNE has learned lessons from mistakes”

After eleven years of power until the summer of 2017 here is the assessment of the political influence of VMRO-DPMNE in recent decades.

“Years full of plenty of events and political impediments, as well as mistakes we have already become aware of and which the young generation has analysed in order to go forward successfully”, so frankly started his lecture at the Institute for Politics, Timcho Mutzunski. The Foreign Policy Advisor of the President of VMRO-DPMNE has spoken to the students of Pencho Slaveikov’s class during the international part of their training in Strumitsa. “Policy must be a kind of voluntary service, not a source of income subsistence and livelihood. This distorted way of thinking makes it a vicious circle where even people who enter politics with good intentions and a cause give in to foreign influences and corruption. Everyone who is involved in politics should add something innovative without thinking of the benefits,” he said.

“The GERB Sister Party in Macedonia is not against the accession of the country to the EU, but on the contrary, it sees this process in a radically different way from the governing ones,” added Mutzunski.

According to his words, you need to have a powerful mentoring in the Union to help your membership there by giving Germany as an example of its strong support for Croatia.

“We have to acknowledge and appreciate that Bulgaria, in this respect, of course, is one of the countries that have been strongly cooperative in the recent years, as well as Austria. However, on the other hand, we can not ignore the serious restraint of France,” the advisor of Mitzkovski did not miss to point out.

He defined the questions about the upcoming referendum as contradictory and did not wish to get involved with a prognosis of the outcomes of the consultation. According to him, the biggest problem is that the general public has not been informed and the content of the historic treaty signed between Macedonia and Greece has not been discussed. “It is not only about the name of our country. The contents of the treaty sets a lot of questions and threats to us. The citizens had to know what commitments are being undertaken on behalf of all of us. After all, not only we, but also the next generations will live according to it,” said Mutzunski.

In his opinion, the three major issues on the state agenda are the economy, the justice and the administration. The PhD assistant at the “Justinian the First” Faculty of Law presented his concept that the key to tackling corruption was ethics and shared his point of view that a term and a discipline “Ethics in Justice” should be introduced. The course participants from the Institute for Policy raised the topic about the issue of how he understands fighting and tackling corruption in the judiciary. “Not to be corrupt, you must be financially independent. High remunerations for the judges are a serious prerequisite for their impartiality and assurance,” said Mutzunski.

During the discussion one of the biggest problems in Bulgaria was commented – the problem about the “brain drain” abroad. According to the guest from VMRO-DPMNE, the same thing is observed in Macedonia and the only solution is to create working and worthy life conditions for the people at home. “This is an overall community development policy including a number of social measures that should be taken, though GERB is a right-wing party,” he specified.

Timcho Mutzunski is a foreign policy advisor of Hristian Mitzkovski, a chairman of VMRO-DPMNE. Between 2015 and 2017, he was Deputy Minister of Public Administration. He is an Assistant Professor of Roman Law, Legal Rhetoric, Legal Argumentation and Digital Democracy at the “ Justinian the First“ Faculty of Law. An author and co-author of two university textbooks and over 20 scientific papers. A scholar of the “ Conrad Adenauer“ Foundation.