FYROM’s citizens do not understand the government’s name dispute policy, Poll Finds

FYROM’s citizens do not understand the government’s name dispute policy, according to the latest published opinion poll in FYROM.   The new poll, conducted by Transparency – Zero Corruption, revealed some very interesting statistics which were published in the yesterday’s paper of Nova Makedonija daily.

– More than 60% of citizens do not know what the red line the government is talking about is, neither what a reasonable compromise is. Almost 70% of citizens do not know what Greece wants.
– Every second citizen is certain that the compromise would mean also a change of the “Macedonian” national identity, with the attitudes of Albanians and Slavs being completely different. Nearly 80% of Slavs would not accept a change in the name in exchange for NATO and EU membership and over 80% of Albanians think the name should be changed.

– Two thirds of Slavs would not accept a change even with guarantees that the language and identity would not be altered, unlike 90% of Albanians who would accept these conditions.
– More than half of Slavs believe the name dispute will not be solved and 40% of Albanians are sure there will be a solution soon.
– Both Slavs and Albanians say they do not have enough information about the positions of FYROM and Greece.

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