Skopje, July 16, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Prime Minister of FYR Macedonia, Nikola Gruevski declared today that his country will not accept a name which contests the Macedonian identity, language and nation.
Gruevski issued this declaration today when he was asked about yesterday’s declaration of the German chancellor Angela Merkel that compromise must be achieved.
Commenting on this, Gruevski blamed Greek authorities for what he says a lack of serious approach in the talks and a lack of readiness for an acceptable solution.
“I and the others have been following this issue for a while now. We’re clear about the fact that the other side contests our identity. This was also testified by the declaration of the prime minister of our southern neighbor and this is not a novelty for us. VMRO will not engage in incentives or accept ideas which would contest or put a question mark to the Macedonian identity, language and nation”, said Gruevski.
German chancellor, Angela Merkel confirmed yesterday her personal engagement in the solution of the name dispute. /ibna/