Media in Skopje: New positioning on the name

Media in Skopje: New positioning on the name

Media in Skopje have commented the latest developments regarding the solution of the name dispute.  Alsat-M TV channel warns that Skopje and Athens are repositioning in the last phase of the process of negotiations. This channel quotes the latest stance of PM Zoran Zaev that there’s no need to change the Constitution and that talks will not focus on changing the identity, but only the paragraph which states the citizenship. Besides this, there is also optimism on the solution of the name dispute with Greece, while it is impossible for the name not to be translated into other languages.

“Nezavizen” newspaper writes on the latest statements issued by PM Zaev that he’s hopeful on finding a solution on the name dispute. The newspaper also warns today’s protest in Skopje against the change of the name, where VMRO-DPMNE does not support it, but its former Foreign minister, Antonio Milososki will be participating  in it.

“Sloboden Pecat” newspaper writes that the two countries which are involved in the talks are drawing their red lines until they reach compromise for the name. According to the newspaper, the government’s warnings that the Constitution will not be amended, that a name without translation will not be accepted and that no talks will involve the national identity, are being made ahead of the visit of the Greek Foreign minister, Nikos Kotzias to Skopje. /balkaneu.com/