February 12, Skopje: MPs to discuss extension of validity of driving licenses with country’s old name until year-end


Feb 12, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Parliament is expected to adopt legal amendments extending the validity of driving licenses with the “Republic of Macedonia” name until December 31, 2024 in a fast-track procedure at a session on Monday afternoon.

Parliament Speaker Jovan Mitreski scheduled the session for 4:20pm. The amendments have to pass through the working bodies of Parliament before the session.

 The amendments were put forward by MPs Nikola Micevski, Martin Kostovski, Vjolca Ademi, Adnan Neziri, Dimitar Apasiev and Pavle Trajanov, and received the support of all MPs present.

“The goal of the amendments is a swift solution for the issue with the personal documents. In the interest of the citizens and in order to alleviate further pressure and chaos, all party whips reached a common solution through consensus, deciding to propose amendments to the Law on Traffic Safety in a fast-track procedure. These are small changes, i.e., the provision which states February 12, 2024 [as the deadline] is being changed to December 31, 2024 or the end of the year,” said VMRO-DPMNE’s party whip, Nikola Micevski.