Mitsotakis: I Have Questions About Prespa Agreement, but Still Respect It

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated for British podcast “The Rest is Politics” that even though he has certain realistic questions about the Prespa Agreement, he still respects it.

“Greece remains a great supporter of the European perspectives of the Western Balkans, because it is in our best interest to have our neighbours integrated in the EU too. The situation in Ukraine created new dynamics in the process, and we should all do our best to take that chance and achieve great progress,” Mitsotakis said.

In meantime, Spokesperson of the Greek Government Pavlos Marinakis stated that the Prespa Agreement will not be part of the pre-electoral agenda in Greece for the upcoming European Parliament Election on 9 June.

“The government was forced to react to something that is unacceptable, historically wrong and against what has been bilaterally agreed in this agreement by the two countries” Marinakis said.

In meantime, President Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova said yesterday that her use of “Macedonia” without “North” is not a violation of the Prespa Agreement.

“The Prespa Agreement clearly states that in further documents and communications, the name listed in the Agreement itself should be used. Henceforth, I don’t see how is this a violation. I did not rip the statement, and I never said that I’d disrespect the Constitution,” Siljanovska-Davkova said.