Greece main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the center-right New Democracy party has come out in strong opposition to the deal struck between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Mitsotakis, in a speech he delivered via his YouTube and Facebook channel, called the deal a “bad” one and said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras showed disdain towards the Greek people and their concerns.
Tsipras announced today that he has come to an agreement with his counterpart in Skopje, Zoran Zaev, on the name “North Macedonia.”
Mitsotakis also stated that Tsipras’ government was involved in secret negotiations for six months and ignored the opposition parties, despite the “Macedonia” name negotiations being such an important national matter.
He said that Tsipras, who “doesn’t even have the support of his own party,” and lacks the “political legitimacy” to sign such a deal on behalf of the people of Greece.
Since you’re here… I have a small favor to ask.
More and more people than ever before are reading The Pappas Post and despite increasing costs to maintain the site and provide you with the quality content that you deserve, I will never “force” you to pay for our website or add a paywall. I believe in the democracy of the internet and want to keep this site and its enriching content free for everyone. But at the same time I’m asking those who frequent the site to chip in and help keep it both high quality— and free. We’ve implemented a “free-will” annual subscription for those who want to support our efforts. I guess it’s fair to call it a philotimo subscription… because you don’t have to do it but it’s really the right thing to do if you love the site and the content we publish. So if you like The Pappas Post and want to help, please consider becoming a “philotimo subscriber”. Click here to subscribe. If you’d rather make a one time donation, we will gladly accept any amount, with appreciation. Click here to donate any amount.