It is damaging inter-ethnic relations which are anyway fragile, and damaging Macedonian national identity ...Alexander the Great is famous because he enlarged the Hellenic culture. Borian Jovanokowski, a TV journalist This, he explains, is because the monuments and effigies of Skopje 2014 are almost exclusively based on Greek and Bulgarian heroes, such as Alexander and Saint Kiril, inventor of the Cyrillic alphabet.Whoever wins in the Macedonian political block, whoever wins in the Albanian political block; they have the legitimacy of the two largest communities and they bear responsibility to govern together to try and find a common language." Later I talk to Borian Jovanovski, a TV journalist whose station was closed down by the government as part of a crackdown on independent media.He begs to differ: "Talking about this project Skopje 2014, yes it's damaging to inter-ethnic relations, it's not reflecting the multi-cultural society that Macedonia is.Against a background of increasing tension caused by a controversial inter-community murder case, the government's opponents have also weighed in with allegations that conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has been behind a massive state surveillance and wire-tapping programme, aimed at suppressing dissent and clinging onto power.So how did this very Balkan crisis begin and where will it lead?
We are Slavs who are not Hellenic at all." Underlying inter-ethnic tensions My next appointment is to see Femi Zekiri, an ethnic Albanian, whose family was terrorised during the run up to last April's parliamentary and presidential elections, which saw Gruevski win an unprecedented forth term as Prime Minister and his personal choice for president, Gorge Ivanov, returned to office in elections which were heavily criticised by the OSCE. There's no room here for you Albanians.'" Femi's mother shows us a blood-stained t-shirt belonging to one of her grandchildren who had been badly injured during the attack.
It is all part of a project, called Skopje 2014, which is both the brainchild of the prime minister and the focus of a great deal of unhappiness.
I have arranged to meet Ivana Dragshikj, a civic activist and one of a group known as the "Singing Skopjiens" who have been campaigning against Skopje 2014 in a novel way.
"Well your viewers have to know the sensitivities of this society to understand the answer to this question," Grubi explains.
"The coalition partners in the Republic of Macedonia are a result of elections.
Apparently he rarely, if ever, gives interviews to independent journalists.