Greece’s Defense Minister Reiterates Opposition to FYROM Agreement

Greece’s defense minister and head of Greece’s junior coalition partner, Panos Kammenos, reiterated on Monday his opposition to the Prespa agreement with FYROM and said that his party will vote against when it reaches parliament for ratification.

“The agreement will not be ratified. We the government partners will do everything in our power so that it is not ratified. We have clearly said that we will not vote [for the deal]. I have made this commitment publicly some time ago,” Kammenos said in a TV interview.

Kammenos went on to say that his small right-wing party would “withdraw its support” from the leftist-led government if the agreement signed in June is brought to lawmakers for ratification.

“Others will then have to step in as partners to the government,” Kammenos added.

Kammenos also went on to accuse FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of “saying things that are not in the agreement.”