No pressure on Greece over name issue, says gov’t spokesman

There is no pressure on Greece over the name issue, says government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, MIA reports from Athens.

“We need to understand there is an opportunity for Greece and the neighboring country to reach a mutually acceptable compromise solution that will be beneficial for both sides, but also for the Balkans in general, because it will strengthen the area’s stability,” says Tzanakopoulos in an interview with state TV station ERT.

Regarding the position of Panos Kammenos, head of the government’s junior coalition partner, who opposes the inclusion of term Macedonia in the name, Tzanakopoulos says the final proposal for a solution should be seen first and afterwards everyone could give their remarks.