I have not given a statement saying Macedonia will change its name and we will respond to the “Guardian”, said the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski in a written statement regarding the interview given to the British newspaper.
“I have never said such a thing. And we will respond to “The Guardian”. It is obvious from the text itself that it came from a comment from a journalist, not my statement. It is crystal clear. We are used to these sorts of provocations. Obviously the topic of our countries name, and the name dispute itself, has become popular at a point in time as one would expect and such tendentious and erroneous interpretations of many who do not want good process for the country and are either yearning for false exclusivity or performing someone else’s agenda, we expect this sort of behaviour, ” read the written statement by Prime Minister Gruevski.