Thursday, December 28, 2017

Comment by the KKE on Macedonia name dispute: "An end must be put to the irredentist propaganda"

Commenting on the recent revival of the public discussion* concerning the name dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece said the following:

"The revival of the nomenclature for the Skopje issue and the political-point aspirations developed by all sides, must not hide that a basic common pursuit, both of the SYRIZA-ANEL government and the other parties, is that the solution (whatever it is) must be linked to the accession of the neighboring country to NATO and the EU, which were and continue being the basic factors of instability, wars and border-changing in the Balkans and the broader region. 

The KKE, contrary to the other parties including SYRIZA - formerly Synaspismos which was participating in the nationalist demonstrations- is the only party which, for years, has a clear position: In a negotiation seeking a commonly accepted solution, the inclusion, in any way, of the name "Macedonia" and any derivatives of it, must be accepted only as a geographic designation. An end must be put to the irredendist propaganda and a common recognition of the inviolability of the borders, the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the two parties."

Source: / Translation: In Defense of Communism.

* News article by the bourgeois (right-wing) "Kathimerini" newspaper.