“There is no room for any concession. Greece will strictly monitor the situation in North Macedonia,” said Mr Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritisasked in the joint statements with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Jan Lipavský in Prague, if after the upcoming European elections North Macedonia will be able to start negotiations for the European Union – on the occasion of what was delivered at the inauguration of the new President of the country.

“We know that one of the conditions for the development of the pre-accession process is for the government of North Macedonia to fully comply with the Prespa Agreement, which precisely indicates the country’s constitutional name. In any case, it is the will of the Greek government to continue to implement the Agreement. However, we must be fully aware of the fact that there cannot be any concession when it comes to the actual implementation of international agreements, which by definition, from the Constitution, take precedence over common laws”, said the minister.

“We really ask the government and the President of North Macedonia to faithfully implement the Prespa Agreement. We are very happy to discuss further. But, as I mentioned, concessions to the fundamentals cannot be tolerated”, underlined Mr. Gerapetritis.