The constitutional name of the Republic of Macedonia appeared for the first time in an influential Greek newspaper, albeit in a single daily edition.
The respectable daily paper "To Vima" published an add paid by the Macedonian Government in the framework of the campaign "Invest in Macedonia". The add was published in English language, and the country's name read Republic of Macedonia.
The high-circulation "Elefterotypia" commented that the add caused numerous complaints and negative reactions among the readers.
"To Vima" was quick to remove the add and ran an apology in the next edition, assuring the readers that mistakes like this one won't happen again.
The Greek Government commented nothing, except that publication of the advertisement concerned nobody but the newspaper that ran it.
MD: Oops! What if you by mistake publish the truth? …. You apologize and go on with the lies!