Speaking at the Parliament session on the no confidence motion for Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, Antonio Milososki from VMRO-DPMNE described how Dimitrov was asking to be admitted to the inner circle of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

In 2008 the President decided to dismiss his special envoy for the name issue. The President was Branko Crvenkovski and the envoy was Nikola Dimitrov. The first port of call for Dimitrov after this happened was Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, and Dimitrov asked Gruevski to be appointed his special advisor for foreign affairs. He did his job well and was further rewarded with the diplomatic post in the Hague. So please don’t try to obscure the truth about your work with Gruevski, because it is well known. If you disagreed with him so much, why did you let him appoint you as an Ambassador to the Hague? Why did you choose to serve a man you now criticize so much and whom you apparently did not respect?. Seems your career came first for you, Milososki said.

VMRO-DPMNE called for a vote of no confidence in Dimitrov over the total defeat in the name issue talks with Greece, the treaty he signed with Bulgaria, and also over an incident when he dismissively said that Macedonians who oppose the renaming of the country “have issues”.
In his response, Dimitrov said that with his actions he is trying to protect the Macedonian people.