The Guardian: Gruevski is ready to change the country’s friend, but the latter denies it

The Guardian: Gruevski is ready to change the country’s friend, but the latter denies it

Skopje, 16 December 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Prestigious British newspaper, “The Guardian”, has written today that PM Nikola Gruevski is open for the country’s name to change.

“Gruevski has said that he will be open for the country’s name to change, thus raising hopes for a diplomatic solution of one of the most absurd disputes in the world, the 24 year dispute with Greece”, says the Guardian, quoting a part of the interview with PM Nikola Gruevski.

The Guardian also writes that Gruevski has expressed his readiness for a reopening of dialogue with Greece, by underlining that every change in the name will be decided through a referendum. “We are ready to talk with them and find a solution”, Gruevski said in the interview given for The Guardian.

But PM Nikola Gruevski has immediately reacted with a letter, where he declares that he is not ready to change the country’s name and that this was a comment made by the journalist.

“There have been and there will be such provocations, but we are used to them now. It’s clear that the topic of the name is a very delicate one at the present and as such, there will also be wrong interpretations by those who do not want to see the process go well”, Gruevski said.

The name of the article in The Guardian was “Macedonian PM open to dialogue on name change to end 24-year dispute with Greece”. /ibna/