MACEDONIA SLAMS OFFENSIVE AND ABSURD GREEK OFFER
Greece’s offer of economic support in exchange for Macedonia changing its name is exceptionally rude and derogatory, a government spokesman argues.
“We politely ask Athens to restrain from giving well intended proposals, especially during this sensitive period,” government spokesman Ivica Bocevski said, claiming the proposal was offensive to Macedonia and for Macedonian citizens.
Bocevski was referring to remarks by Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis who offered €75 million for developing Macedonia’s road infrastructure as well as investment in businesses and gradually scrapping visas for Macedonian citizens.
The only condition, she said, is for Skopje to give up its “stubbornness’ and accept the changing of its name “Republic of Macedonia.”
MD: The name is not for sale!