Georgi Parvanov, President (2002-2012): The name Ilinden Macedonia shows Skopje’s tendency to pass the problem on to someone else22 May 2018 | 14:44 | FOCUS News Agency
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Vice President Iliana Iotova: Proposals had to become public only after internal consensus in Macedonia and Greece on name dispute21 May 2018 | 12:36 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. Whatever achieved at the EU-Western Balkans meeting in Sofia, the talks within Macedonia and Greece had to be held first to reach an internal national consensus before presenting the subject to the public. This comment was made by Bulgarian Vice President Iliana Iotova to BNR regarding the information that a possible option for Macedonia’s name could be Republic of Ilinden Macedonia. “The situation is very complex. In Macedonia, the balance is very fragile, as is the domestic political balance as well. I would say that the situation in Greece is no less serious,” Iliana Iotova said. “Leaking a name to the public, confirmed and unconfirmed through rumours, ignites certain moods in Macedonia and Greece,” she said.Open in new tab