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“Greece will propose composite name for all uses,” says FM Kotzias on Macedonia name dispute

Greece will propose a composite name for all uses in its negotiations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the name issue, which will differentiate it from the Greek Macedonia with geographic qualifiers, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias announced in a televised interview with ANT1 on Monday night, according to ANA.

The minister revealed that the cabinet has decided on its proposals for the name which will be presented in meetings with representatives of the neighbouring country. “I don’t think we should start discussing now [on television] one or the other name,” he said.

Asked about the possibility of a referendum in FYROM, he argued that it is a “domestic issue” for the country but warning that if the deal is rejected, “the cost for the country will be greater than what anybody can imagine today.”

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3 comments

  1. Get ready for another act of treason. Should put article 138 of Greek penal code to use, its long overdue

  2. Martin Baldwin-Edwards

    Remind us all, Stelio, where in the Greek constitution the name of Macedonia is mentioned. Of course, it is not — because the name was of no importance to Greeks until Samaras started his right wing nationalistic nonsense in 1991.

  3. You just Reminded us why you’re like a mosquito at a BBQ

    can you show me where every region is mentioned in constitution? Does something have to be in constitution to be important.

    We know it’s not as important to you as flooding Europe with illegals and fake refugees but it’s important to Greeks… real Greeks who matter

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