NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg endorsing Ali Ahmeti, as have EU and US officials.
Macedonia doesn’t have a long term future within or without the EU if a segment of the population and its “mainstream” politicians hold Neo-Nazi views such as the Albanian political bloc. That doesn’t make for peaceful vo-existence.
Albanian Nazi collaborator Xhem Hasa Gostivari took part in ethnic cleansing of Macedonians during World War II. He also murdered Albanians who didn’t support fascism. Building a statue to him post 2001 signifies that Albanian leaders hold these alarming views now in the 21st century. The EU and US deliberately say nothing.
US AMBASSADOR REEKER remained silent about WW2 Albanian Nazi collaborator statues built in Macedonia by Albanian leaders but later cynically became Special Envoy for Holocaust issues!
Imagine if a US Ambassador in Athens met with Greek Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn leader and had a media photo session with handshakes and smiles. What would the reaction be? Probably condemnation.
Yet in Macedonia back in 2010 US Ambassador Philip T. Reeker is all smiles with Albanian nationalist leader Ali Ahmeti who has supported the building of WW2 Albanian Nazi collaborator statues!
There is not a single condemnation by Reeker in any of the Wikileaks US diplomatic cables which also reveal Macedonia’s now Foreign Minister Slick Nick Dimitrov as a protected confidential source for then-Ambassador Reeker. see link here
Later, Reeker cynically becoming the US State Department envoy for Holocaust issues! No shame.