Mitsotakis on offensive over Macedonia name deal after Zaev comments

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, North Macedonia, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The Greek government found itself in an awkward position on Tuesday when New Democracy seized on unconfirmed comments by Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Prime Minister Zoran Zaev regarding the use of the Macedonian language.

The controversy was sparked by reports in FYROM alleging that Zaev told an opposition VMRO MP that after the ratification of the Prespes Agreement with Athens, “Aegean Macedonians” would have the right to learn the Macedonian language in Greece. The ide...

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