“Macedonia wants a name solution to be found. Despite the consequences of the global economic crisis, this is the second biggest problem we are facing. The issue is not new; it is almost dates backs to the early days of our independence. Former, governments, premiers, presidents and ministers of foreign affairs have failed in solving the dispute”, Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said.
My impression is that Greece feels no pressure at all to solve the name row, thus the country is neither worried at all nor motivated to make a compromise, Nikola Gruevski said and added that the current financial crisis in Greece has caused EU countries to be more careful towards Greece, because the country’s economic issues also create political repercussions. On the other hand, the current Greek leadership has been successfully selling the story for almost a year that it is very interested in a swift solution and that a progress is being made.