Artifacts Could Boost Macedonia’s “Name” Position

Freshly uncovered ancient artifacts could strengthen the Macedonian position in the “name” talks with neighboring Greece if only Athens would recognise the argument of facts, Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said on Sunday. 

“Unfortunately, Greece negotiates with the argument of power”, the PM said.

Gruevski attended the presentation of some 10,000 freshly excavated artifacts at the Museum of Macedonia in Skopje. They were found during 2009 in a massive state-funded archeological campaign across the country.

Asked whether Sunday’s exhibition was an attempt to revive the so called ‘antiqueisation’ process which started several years ago as the state attempted to link the heritage of the Macedonians with the period of antiquity, the PM insisted that this was not the case.

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