Asked about what happened with his promise that Facebook and Google will invest in Macedonia, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that it may happen, but is mainly conditional to changing the name of the country. VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki mockingly responded to Zaev in Parliament, saying that the only Facebook related investment he secured in Macedonia are the SDSM activists who are tasked with ‘liking’ Zaev’s posts on the social network.

– I believe that it is possible that these investments will come to Macedonia. They are probably expecting that Macedonia has a certain, secure future with our EU and NATO accession. They are closely following the developments, we are beginning the EU screening process and the talks on Macedonian compatibility with NATO, Zaev responded during the Parliament question time when asked about progress on the promise he made more than a year ago that the two tech giants are in an advanced stage of talks with Macedonia on investing here. The statement was widely mocked at the time, and recently VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski pointed it out as just another of the spectacular but false promises Zaev made.

Milososki responded to Zaev in the Parilament citing a number of high tech manufacturing plants which invested in Macedonia during the preceding, VMRO-DPMNE led Government, saying that the business climate then allowed for major foreign investments even without EU and NATO membership.

– When you announced the Facebook and Google investments you didn’t specify that they will only come after our EU and NATO membership. The only employment related to Facebook you made are the 50 people hired by your Government to ‘like’ your posts, said Milososki.