LEADERS ANALYSE NAME PROPOSAL
Macedonian state leadership carried out a preliminary analysis of the UN mediator's latest proposal for resolving of the name differences.
President Branko Crvenkovski, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki reviewed the proposal, which according to Matthew Nimetz, contains a geographical reference to the name.
"Having in mind the importance of the proposal, and especially the significance of every detail of the same, we will wait for the Ambassador Nikola Dimitrov to return from New York and give a thorough briefing to the political factors in the Republic of Macedonia on the course of the talks and the specifics of the proposal," government's spokesman Ivica Bocevski said.
He added that the consultations will go on in the following days.
Although Nimetz himself did not specify anything, the media said that he most likely proposed the name "Republic of Macedonia (Skopje)".
Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said today that the new proposal is long way off Greece's goals. Previously, Washington reiterated the stance that the negotiated settlement of the name difference should be reached before the NATO Summit in Bucharest.
MD: Again the same proposal as a while ago... The story continues...