Greece has two key conditions for compromise on the name – one is the complex name with a geographical determinant, and the second one is a viable solution, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said after attending the European Summit and responding to a question from a MIA correspondent in Brussels.
– It should not be a “facilitated version”, but a viable solution to create a strong dialogue among peoples, the name should be for everyday use, international, bilateral and particularly for internal use. There can not be a different name in the United Nations, and continue to be called Macedonia in your Constitution. This cannot be. The deal is not easy, many people are opposed in Greece, but this is a historic opportunity for us to take advantage of, Tsipras said.
Tsipras, as the MIA correspondent from Brussels reported on the name issue, said jokingly, “The next time you will no longer be able to use the term Republic of Macedonia, but Upper,” he said. We have reported over a month ago that both the treasonous government in Skopje as well as Athens are pushing for UpperMakedonija – in Cyrillic.
The prime minister then said that Greece had the “best intentions of the world”.