Katrougalos: Mitsotakis should Explain Greece’s positions on Prespa deal

SYRIZA MP and former Greek Foreign Minister Georgios Katrougalos welcomed the statements during the National Defence and Foreign Affairs Committee by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias about “the importance of the full and consistent respect for the Prespa Agreement”, as well as the statement by New Democracy MP Dora Bakoyannis “who called on Dendias to take initiatives to support the deal”. As he said, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who invested in ethno-populism and hypocrisy by opposing the Prespa deal, today tolerates those who talk about annulling the document. Katrougalos considers that the Greek PM should explain the positions of the Government. The Greek Foreign Minister had pointed out that full and consistent implementation of the deal was needed, adding that though Greece supported Tirana’s and Skopje’s European perspective, it expected them to make “tangible steps” forward in regards to the important issues. According to Greek Alternate Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Greece is against decoupling of Skopje and Tirana when it comes to giving a date for a start of EU membership negotiations because that doesn’t strengthen its northern border and can cause imbalance, which will create tensions. As far as the enlargement process is concerned, the goal, in his view, is for Greece to border EU, not Balkan, countries.