The Macedonian authorities do not agree with a resolution for the name dispute that would require amendment of the Macedonian Constitution, Dnevnik reports. Macedonia demands that the language and nation be clearly defined, that is, that they be confirmed as Macedonian. The state refuses to accept a variant that would be based on the name that would be used in the international relations. These are the Macedonian state leadership’s key remarks to the ideas contained in UN mediator Matthew Nimetz’s last package and they were conveyed to the UN mediator in Skopje last week.
The daily has learned unofficially that none of the eight names in this package were discussed at last week’s talks. Four of these names are variants of Northern Macedonia, while the other four are variants of Upper Macedonia. The words “northern” and “upper”, as geographical terms, are put into brackets or after a dash.