The Macedonians refused NATO and EU membership that the Zaev government proposed to them through the referendum held on 30 September 2018. [1] However, that same evening, the Secretary-Generals of NATO and the EU called to by-pass popular anger and to continue the process for approving membership, this time by a parliamentary vote [2].

According to Milenko Nedelkovski, Washington immediately began buying MP votes. So reveals the Mina Report [3].

An official in the US State Department, “Agent Tesla” (alias Mitko Burceski) has opened an office in a luxury apartment belonging to Sasho Mijalkov, a cousin of the former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. The MPs went one by one to receive 250 000 dollars a piece.

Two US ambassadors are piloting the operation: the US ambassador at Skopje, Jess L. Baily (who supervised Turkey entering the war against Libya and Syria), and the US ambassador at Athens, Geoffrey R. Pyatt (who organized the 2014 coup d’etat in Ukraine).

They have succeeded in inserting into the parliamentary agenda the country’s name change, a sina qua non for NATO and EU membership. The vote has been fixed for 16 October 2018, which is the same day as the court’s ruling on the dozen or so nationalist MPs who have been prosecuted for spying on the social-democratic party [4]. The ambassadors’ plan involves lifting the immunity of these parliamentarians to disable them from voting. Taking into account the number of votes bought, the Parliamentary majority will then shift mechanically in favour of the Prime Minister’s proposal.

Anoosha Boralessa

[1The Macedonians reject Nato and EU membership”, Translation Anoosha Boralessa, Voltaire Network, 4 October 2018.

[2NATO and UE Joint statement on Macedonian Referendum”, Voltaire Network, 1 October 2018.

[3Mitko Burcevski coordinates Cash offers to MPs – $2.5m in duffel bags”, Marija Nikolovska, Mina Report, October 8, 2018.

[4In the period 2011 – 2014, illegal recordings of political personalities were made. Noone knows by whom and different camps are throwing back the ball. However, judging from the content of the 33 recordings made public, it appears to be the custom of a decadent ruling class.