Costis Hatzidakis: Issue of FYROM’s constitution must be addressed now

The issues of revising FYROM’s constitution should be addressed now and not at some future time using piecemeal, salami tactics, main opposition New Democracy (ND) Vice President Costis Hatzidakis stated on Friday, speaking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency radio station “Praktoreio 104.9FM”.

Referring to the developments on the FYROM name issue after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ meeting with his FYROM counterpart Zoran Zaev on Thursday, Hatzidakis said the main opposition will continue to raise the issue of irredentism.

“Steadfastly and at all times, we will raise the issues of irredentism and we are waiting to see what the solution will finally be and when it will come to parliament, if it ever comes,” said Hatzidakis, noting that a series of issues remain to be clarified.

Referring to the negotiations with the institutions for completing the fourth review and concluding the fiscal adjustment programme, Hatzidakis said that a conclusion was in the best interests of both sides.

“The Europeans in Brussels want to settle any outstanding issues ahead of the European elections and not to leave any loose ends with Greece. Therefore, I consider it more probable that a common denominator will be found and, since there will be post-programme surveillance – we call this the fourth memorandum – as Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos also pointed out, I believe we will be saddled with some of the prior actions that have not been completed in the future,” he said.

Source ANA-MPA
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