The President of Macedonia was accused of unwillingness to help is to join the EU and NATO

© Sputnik / Murad to Urogenitale in fotobasketball of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov. Archival photoThe President of Macedonia was accused of unwillingness to help is to join the EU and NATO© Sputnik / Murad to Urogenitary the image Bank

The Macedonian government accused the country’s President Gjorge Ivanov that refusing to support an agreement with Greece on the renaming of the Republic, he caused harm to civilians, and contributes to the accession to the EU and NATO.

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Tuesday said that he found Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras solution 25-year-old dispute between Athens and Skopje about the name of the former Yugoslav Republic. According to zaeva, widespread use of translation into other languages the country is called Republic of North Macedonia, after the two governments sign the Treaty, which is ratified by the parliaments, and the renaming is approved in the fall of the Macedonian citizens on a referendum. He also said that it would take to amend the Constitution.

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov on Wednesday in address to the nation, refused to sign the «harmful» agreement between Skopje and Athens about the renaming of the country. He also called for an end to speculate the strategic goals of the Republic, such as the entry into the EU and NATO.

«President Ivanov has no sense of responsibility and taking unacceptable manipulation, which harm the state and citizens, and directly works against the strengthening of Macedonian identity. Ivanov does not support decisions and is working on the integration of Macedonia in EU and NATO, which is for citizens a priority and national interest», — stated in the message of the Cabinet of Ministers.

«Instead of having to delay her future and push our country into isolation, it is best to Ivanov himself isolated from the political scene,» said the government of Macedonia.

Previously spoke close to Ivanov’s largest opposition party, VMRO-DPMNE. The opposition movement called the Treaty with Greece’s surrender and stated that the upcoming referendum vote «against» the new name of the country.

The dispute about the name between the two countries, which lasted 25 years, prevented the admission of Macedonia in NATO and the European Union. Greece demanded to change the name of the neighboring Republic, that it is not confused with the Greek region of Macedonia. Skopje is awaiting a date to start negotiations on accession to the EU in June and the invitation to NATO in July.

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