“The image they’ve created about us, that we are nationalists, is distorted and untrue,” says the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, in the second part of his “mega-interview” for the online edition of the weekly news portal “Republika”. Gruevski dedicates a huge part of the interview to the issue, whether the VMRO-DPMNE and its leader are nationalists or not, where Gruevski makes a distinction between nationalism and chauvinism and says, “Soros and others, are unjustly labelling a multiethnic Government and the party as chauvinists, in a country where there is coexistence and tolerance”.

He says that over the past years as he had fought for the Macedonians when needed, and he had fought for the Albanians and never divided the two groups, everything else, he pointed out, is “false and dirty propaganda conducted by incompetent people”.

In the interview he also talks about his meeting with George Soros a few years ago in Prague, which, he said, was brief and lasted 15-20 minutes while they were both attending the conference for The Decade of Roma Inclusion.