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Greek FM Kotzias: Irredentism, not the name, is the problem

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The name is not the problem, but what is hidden behind the name -­ irredentism, says Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.

In an interview with Aplha TV, Kotzias says one of the priorities of Greek foreign policy is solution of the name issue with Macedonia, adding the international community should put increased pressure on Macedonian authorities “in order to change the irredentist positions, which represent an obstacle to the row’s settlement”.

This is the first official statement by the new Greek FM regarding the name dispute, whereas the country’s position remains unchanged.