“If we don’t want Skopje to be called Macedonia, then we have to go for war. There is no other way to impose our position,” SYRIZA MP Giorgos Dzimanis from Kastoria said on Sunday. If the term “Macedonia” is in the name of FYROM this can conditionally be favorable to Greece.
“If we do not want Skopje to be Macedonia, then we have to go for war. There is no other way to impose our position. To impose your will on your opponent, you have to make war. If we want a diplomatic solution, we have to sit at the table and compromise on some things. IT can be either one way or the other,” he said in an interview to a local television channel.
He underlined that the problem is not the name but the irredentist ambitions of FYROM.
Asked whether he would accept the term Meacedonia in FYROM’s name he replied “the name is not the major issue, as long as irredentist tendencies exist. If we could get rid of the irredentist tendencies under certain conditions the name Macedonia could be in favor of us,” Dzimanis said.