Greek Opposition Leader Opposes Name Deal

Regarding the Macedonia name deal, Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis condemned it as “shameful” and repeated that ND would vote it down in Greece’s Parliament.  If it fails to be ratified, Skopje should know that “negotiations will start from scratch,” Mitsotakis said, to a standing ovation. He reiterated the position that under the deal the Macedonian language and identity are conceded to the northern neighbour. Previously, the Greek PS, Nkos Voutsis, assured the parliament will ratify the deal.