ND Slams SYRIZA MP on FYROM Statement

New DemocracyNew Democracy said on Monday, that a statement by SYRIZA MP Makis Balaouras that he wouldn’t object to Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) being recognized as “Macedonia” by Greece undermines the country’s efforts to negotiate a solution to the long-running name dispute.

“This undermines the national strategy line,” ND said in a statement, adding that Balaouras is not the only SYRIZA MP to have made such “and even worse” statements on the issue “at a time when crucial negotiating battles are underway.”

The party also called on the prime minister and the foreign minister to clarify their position.