Top officials from Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia urged EU Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn to mind his own business and to not interfere in things he does not understand.
A day before Macedonia name talks resumed in Vienna on Wednesday, Hahn said he was optimistic that “in the next two weeks we will have a solution. At least a solution that will open the way for EU accession talks” with FYROM.
In a statement the Greek Foreign Ministry said “We call on Commissioner Hahn to stop giving an inaccurate picture of negotiations that, as all indications are, he does not understand. The least he can do is stop undermining the negotiations.”
FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaef commented on Hahn’s statement saying such a swift solution is not expected. “I would like it very much but I don’t think it is possible,” Zaef said.