Tsipras’ Office: Without erga omnes and constitutional revision, talks on whatever name pointless

The talks on any name are pointless without meeting the Greek government’s demands – erga omnes (name for overall use) and constitutional revision, the Prime Minister’s Office said in regard to local media reports on Athens-Skopje name negotiations.

In a press release on Friday, the PM’s Office reiterates Alexis Tsipras’ statement, given after a meeting with his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev, namely that the name talks have reached a ‘crucial’ point but more needs to be done for a solution.

Hence, the discussion on any name is pointless if the two basic prerequisites, the (Greek) government has set at the start of negotiations in line with the national interests, are not met: erga omnes with revision of the constitution is a must for reaching an agreement; the constitutional revision is necessary for an integration of (northern neighbor) in the international organizations (EU/NATO), the press release reads.