Reform your constitution or no deal: Greek President to FYROM

Greece’s President Prokopis Pavlopoulos

Greece’s President Prokopis Pavlopoulos called for FYROM to change its constitution if it wants membership into the European Union family and NATO.

Pavlopoulos made the statements on Sunday during a ceremony at Pieria where he was proclaimed a citizen of the municipality Pydna-Kolindros.

The President noted that this pre-condition was important for FYROM’s accession to the EU and NATO as it “will eliminate any trace of irredentism”.

“The solution of the name issue is a basic prerequisite – and this is not just a Greek position, it is NATO’s position, it is the EU’s position – it has to change its constitution,” Pavlopoulos underlined..

The President also sent a message to Turkey that relations of friendship, good neighbourliness and European perspective are going through the respect of international law and the acquis communautaire.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.

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