Leader of the opposition in Skopje said the country’s PM was not willing to solve name dispute

Branko Crvenkovski, the leader of the opposition in Skopje on Monday criticized the country’s PM position in negotiations with UN mediator Matthew Nimetz regarding Greek-Macedonian name dispute.

Crvenkovski presented a document from 2005 which he said it contains an alleged name proposal coming from Matthew Nimetz. He said the proposal could have potentially saved the country a lot of trouble later but that Gruevski, at that time in opposition, had rejected it.

“What was Nimetz’s proposal at the time? For the country to be named Republika Makedonija… for the first three years and later to retain the name Republic of Macedonia forever,” Crvenkovski said, adding that country’s language and its people would have also stayed “Macedonian”.

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