Country wants to find solution to naming dispute with Greece but must see progress in other areas, warns Radmila Å ekerinska
Efforts to promote liberal politics in the Balkans will be set back if Macedonia is not offered a firm prospect of Nato and EU membership next year, the leaders of the countryâ€™s fledgling government have warned.
Radmila Å ekerinska, Macedoniaâ€™s deputy prime minister and defence minister, told the Guardian: â€œThe next year is crucial. We need to show that there are developments â€“ people do not expect everything to be solved tomorrow â€“ but they expect progress because we have been stuck for 10 years. What happens will create either inspiration or frustration right across the Balkans.â€�