Kathimerini Publishes Minutes from Leaders’ Meetings in Macedonia

Under the title “Minutes of FYROM Leaders’ Deliberations” the Greek daily Kathimerini published Tuesday extensive extracts from the minutes of the two meetings of Macedonia’s political party leaders, held on 27 January 2018 and 19 May 2018, about the negotiations with Greece before the name deal was signed later in June. In several texts dedicated to the leaders’ meeting, Kathimerini cites the stances of President Gjorge Ivanov, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi, Vice-Premier for European Affairs Bujar Osmani and opposition VMRO-DPMNE leader Kristijan Mickoski. At the first leaders’ meeting on 27 January 2018, Kathimerini cites Zaev as saying ‘we need a solution, but not at any price. The government and the opposition have agreed that a referendum is required for any solution,’ and that all political parties along with President Ivanov should unite in demonstrating reason for an effective solution.