Republic of North Macedonia with Macedonian language and identity, says Greek media


       
Athens, 12 June, 2018 - 15:42 (META) 

The Greek media has already published items from the alleged agreement regarding the name, reached by Macedonian and Greek prime ministers, Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras.

According to the media, the name “Republic of North Macedonia” (for overall use) was agreed upon.

The use of adjectives, such as Macedonian before words like “citizenship” and “language” will be preserved and are guaranteed.

A special commission will agree on the use of trade marks by both countries.

The Macedonian language will be recognized (with a footnote explaining that it is a Slavic language).

“Regarding citizenship, the term “Macedonian/citizen of the Republic of North Macedonia” will be used. According to Greek media, there will also be an explicit clarification that the citizens of that country are not related to the ancient Greek civilization.

According to sources within Greece, the second telephone conversation between Macedonian and Greek prime ministers Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras is most likely to take place later this afternoon, as UN mediator Matthew Nimetz is expected to take part.

After talks with Zaev and Nimetz, Tsipras will inform the leaders of the political parties in his country and then President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.