Mutually Acceptable Solution
The Macedonian Truth Organisation Inc. (MTO Inc.) has conveyed its exasperation with the Macedonian Government for its continued commitment to the name negotiations.
“Time and again, we have heard the Macedonian Government speak of a mutually acceptable solution for the current ‘name dispute’, an issue that was created by Greece and which has been perpetuated since Macedonia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991″, said Nikola Jovanovski, President of the MTO Inc. “However, no such solution exists, and the very idea that one does is nothing more than an attempt to blind the Macedonian people from the real issues at hand - the gross violation of their natural rights by both the Macedonian and foreign governments”, he continued.
The European Union has made it abundantly clear that Macedonia will not gain entry until the ‘name dispute’ has been settled, and NATO has no qualms shunning Macedonia during their annual summits, despite the fact that it is more than happy to accept assistance from the Macedonian Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In effect, Macedonians need to relinquish their inalienable rights to freedom of thought and expression, as they pertain to their identity.
“The Macedonian people remain the ultimate victims. And while members of the Macedonian Government don’t seem to be troubled with the gross violation of natural rights that the ‘acronym’ in fact creates, the Macedonian people across the world most certainly are”, Jovanovski stated.
The phrase ’salvation lies within’ has never rang more true. Macedonians cannot expect to have their natural rights respected until they themselves begin to do so first.
Therefore, the MTO Inc. calls on the Macedonian Government to end the shame that has crippled the Macedonians across the world by declaring the Interim Accord ‘null and void’, and in doing so, end all negotiations concerning this fundamental issue that only the Macedonians themselves have a right to determine. The MTO Inc. further urges the Macedonian Government to inform the United Nations of its official state name as “Republic of Macedonia” for conventional long-form purposes and “Macedonia” for conventional short-form purposes, and to exercise their right to self-determination as enshrined in the UN Charter.
Finally, the MTO Inc. calls on the Macedonian citizens to assert themselves and their inalienable natural rights by demanding transparency and accountability from the Macedonian Government.