The Macedonian wines store located at the Skopje airport has been identified as a problem for the Greek state officials who checked out airport prior to Kotzias’ arrival. An intervention from the hosts was requested, that is, this shop should be closed during Kotzias’ two day stay in the country.
What appeared to be a problem and what immediately got to the eyes of the Greeks is the name and of course the fact that the store sold Macedonian wines.
Zaev agreed with the request, in addition the Macedonian junta will cover the name with a cloth to ensure no Greek official is offended. The irony is the Greek delegation will arrive through the VIP section of the Airport and will never pass or be near the “Macedonian Wines” store.