The cringe-worthy moment Zoran Zaev had during a conference in Austria yesterday, when in his Tarzan English he compared Europe to a sexy lady, sparked waves of expressions of embarrassment across the social media.

Please don’t speak English any more. Please, I beg you, former Culture Minister Ganka Samoilovska Cvetanova asked the Prime Minister.

Some complained about the Balkan machismo contained in the statement, which Zaev blurted out in front of European Commissioner Johannes Hahn. But most people focus on the incredibly bad English which he none the less insists on using.