Interviews and Speeches

Minister's Interviews and Speeches



Interview by: Katerina Sinadinovska ([email protected] )

Photographs: Ivana Kuzmanovska ([email protected])


In an exclusive interview for Kapital, immediately after the New York talks between Mediator Mathew Nimetz and Macedonian and Greek negotiators, Zoran Jolevski and Adamantios Vassilakis, the chief of Macedonian diplomacy, Nikola Poposki, sends a message according to which “throughout the two-decade long practice of the New York talks it has become quite evident that Greece either does nothing concrete or presents bizarre ideas having no footing in international law, simply to present an alibi that it is indeed involved in some kind of activity while what it is in fact doing is rejecting all initiatives for open dialogue at either the Prime Ministerial or Presidential level that our side has constantly been putting forward.”

More meetings and projects are needed for a change. Nothing more symbolic than the EU Presidency for all this to happen, says Macedonia's Foreign Minister in an interview with

Do you believe the Greek EU Presidency will be the occasion for you to be Evangelos Venizelos' host?


Your Excellency Ambassador Shcherbak,

Dear Excellencies,

Distinguished guests,

Ladies and gentlemen, friends,


To what extent Macedonia will be present in the EU depends on Athens, but to what extent Europe will be present in our country depends solely on us

Poposki: At this stage, Macedonia is highly motivated to achieve a solution. Yet, considering the current situation in Athens, the other side has a very low level of motivation in this respect, insisting on delays and non-settlement.