THERE ARE NO "SLAV" OR "ANCIENT" MACEDONIANS, THERE ARE ONLY, MACEDONIANS
There are neither ancient nor Slav Macedonians in Macedonia. There are only Macedonians, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski told reporters on Tuesday.
We are all Macedonians and should work together on building Macedonia without such divisions. I call on politicians to stop dividing people, which have already been divided on partisan and many other lines, Gruevski said before his meeting with Slovene President Danilo Turk.
Gruevski considers opposition parties (SDSM) to be the main promoters of dividing the citizens on ancient and Slav Macedonians.
I appeal to the opposition to stop dividing citizens in this manner. I understand that we are in a period of campaign and the opposition must work on achieving better results, which is legitimate, but creating a climate for people to argue whether we are ancient or Slav Macedonians is rather inappropriate. These arguments should come to an end. We are all Macedonians, Gruevski said.
Last night, the VMRO party at a press conference described the SDSM as 'having Bakoyannis in our Parliament'.
Taking a journalist's question on abortion, Gruevski said the Government never intended to ban abortion in Macedonia. It launched a campaign on the matter to inform young people on the consequences of such act.
The abortion ban has been invented by opposition cycles, again, who are going public and fighting against fictitious enemy, all in the name of getting better results in the elections- Gruevski said.