Greek Government on Skopje positions regarding name issue
03. June 2011. | 06:31
The Greek government does not expect any substantial shift in Skopje's policy concerning the name dispute with Greece after the upcoming general elections in the FYROM, foreign ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras indicated on Thursday.
The Greek government does not expect any substantial shift in Skopje's policy concerning the name dispute with Greece after the upcoming general elections in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Fyrom), foreign ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras indicated on Thursday.
"We do not consider that there is some difference between the positions of [SDSM leader Radmila Sekerinska] and [current Fyrom Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski]. We do not consider that there are differences in the positions adopted by successive Fyrom governments," he told reporters when asked if the Greek government had any hopes of a breakthrough depending on the result of the election.
"What we expect from the elections in Fyrom is a government that will display a constructive attitude," Delavekouras added, noting that "the time has come to find a solution to the name issue".
He said that Greece is investing in a future of stability and growth for Fyrom and, in this framework, has supported that country's EuroAtlantic prospects.
"There will be mutual benefit from finding a solution to the name issue," the spokesman stressed and expressed hope that elections in Greece's northern neighbour will be carried out without problems in order to indicate the country's steadfast dedication to its European course.
Asked whether Greece was concerned about the impact of the Polish EU presidency on the name issue, given that Poland had disagreed with Greece's positions on the issue in the past, Delavekouras said that Athens looked forward to close cooperation with Poland during its EU presidency and noted that there were unanimous decisions taken by both the EU and Nato concerning FYROM's EuroAtlantic course.
04. June 2011. 20:42:04
Poland is on the side of the Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia because the Polish government is against the genocide the Gayreek Republic did to the Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia, Thank you Poland.
05. June 2011. 22:50:28
at least you know where you came from -Yugoslavia. you walk in the olympics with the countries starting with f. ie finland etc. this is because you are not macedonians. croatia and serbia all walk in the stadium and are respected with their true name. you on the other hand are laughed at by the world and wave your pathetic flag at national events. half your people drive around with the real macedonian greek symbol and are not even proud of their flag now thats just stupid.
your stupid name calling of greeks as gays is just a little bit childish. i think it would be best to get a real name for yourselves before you start labeling a country as gay or gaygreek.
honestly fyrom you can thank poland all you like who do not understanding the issue, but your dreaming if you think you can brown nose your way into the EU. all eu countries that you thank, know how racists you people are. please continue with your comments and stupidity it only exiles your Pseudo macedonia further.