Zoran Zaev waded into the controversy over whether Macedonians can mention the fact that there are ethnic Macedonians living in Greece. Under the Prespa treaty he signed, Macedonia is not allowed to interfere in Greek internal matters and as his Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov found out, merely mentioning the Macedonian community in Greece qualifies as interference.
Dimitrov used Macedonian to describe Greeks who identify as Macedonians, but refused to use the word to describe actual Macedonians, even though his family originates from the region of Aegean Macedonia. Zaev spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski tried to go further and said that “there is a certain category of citizens in the Republic of Greece who don’t speak Greek, they speak a different language, but we are not those who should determine what language they use”, and this caused outrage in Greece.
In an interview with the recently renamed “Media Information Agency” renamed from Macedonian Information Agency, Zaev carefully avoided the question, lest he angers the Greeks.
But, in his interview, Zaev makes it clear that his Government will not even acknowledge the existence of the Macedonians or name them as such.
And this is how someone whose IQ is 11 and was paid cool 50 million euros sounds like.