Varvitsiotis: Putting Veto in Europe is not easy

In an interview for the Greek web portal GRTimes, the Greek Alterante Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis speaks about the possibilities for Athens obstructing the integration of Macedonia in the EU and possible reasons for such actions. “If there is a case in which the bilateral relations between our countries deteriorate, and the principles on good-neighbourliness in the Prespa Agreement are violated, we can of course use our right of veto as a full-fledged member-state of the EU. I would not say that a veto is something that is used rather easy, but what we can do is apply everyday pressure over countries intending to become part of the EU, having in mind that the integration processes may last even around 10 years. A revision or annulment of the Prespa Agreement is not a plausible solution, since Greece stands for respect of international law,” Varvitsiotis says.