Sunday, January 28, 2007

Greece’s Support for Skopje’s EU integration will not be without reserves: Karamanlis

Strasburg. Greece’s Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis sent a harsh message to Skopje from the tribune of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Greek Naftemporiki reports.
Karamnlis has pointed out that there is no place for one-sided actions (hinting at the renaming of Petrovec airport in Skopje to Alexander the Great airport) in the procedure on finding a mutually acceptable solution Macedonia name issue, held under the auspice of the UN.
In the frames of the strive towards strong bilateral relations with all the neighboring states, as well as towards stability in the region, Greece supported the decision of the Council of Europe for giving Macedonia the status of a candidate member state, Karamanlis said. He further stressed that this support will not be without reserves. The Prime Minister has said that the EU has set certain requirements including regional cooperation and good neighborly relations, and that Greece pays special attention to these requirements.

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