Thursday, January 25, 2018

KKE statement on Tsipras-Zaev meeting: "The combat against irredentism requires FYROM's constitution to be amended"

The meeting between Tsipras- Zaev and the statements that followed confirm that the general established set, focusing on the accession of the neighboring country in NATO and the EU, the so-called Euroatlantic integration in western Balkans and the bankrupted practice of nomenclature, cannot guarantee a solution for the benefit of our people, for the people of the neighboring country (FYROM) and the people of the region” writes a statement of the Communist Party of Greece regarding yesterday's meeting between the Prime Ministers of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Davos.

According to the statement issued by the Press Office of the CC of the KKE, “the truth that both Mr. Tsipras and Mr.Zaev hid from the people during yesterday's meeting” is that “within this process, nationalism meets cosmopolitanism, the same problems afficting the people are recycled, the plans of large monopoly interests are promoted and competitions between the USA, NATO, EU and Russia are fueled, sharpening the situation in the Balkans and the broader region”.

The KKE statement also underlines that “mr.Tsipras hid that nationalisms which afficted and continue afficting the people of the Balkans were incited by the USA, NATO and the EU, the plans of which the SYRIZA-ANEL government, like a flag-bearer, has assumed to promote”.

The KKE “calls the Greek people and the people of the region to strengthen their struggle against the imperialist plans, against NATO and the EU, against foreign military bases in the region”, underlining that “the combat against irredentism is important and requires the change of FYROM's constitution, the explicit preservation of the borders and the prevention of agitation of any nationalist aspirations”.

Regarding the discussion regarding the name, the KKE stands firm in its position for a compound name that will include the term "Macedonia" or its derivatives, with a strictly geographical determination, for all uses. Such as solution, writes the KKE statement, "requires the settlement of all the above issues".

Source: / Translation: In Defense of Communism.
Αναφορικά με τη συζήτηση για το όνομα, το ΚΚΕ, πιστεύει ότι «το όνομα με σύνθετη ονομασία που θα περιέχει το όνομα Μακεδονία ή παράγωγά του, με αυστηρό γεωγραφικό προσδιορισμό, προϋποθέτει την επίλυση όλων των παραπάνω προβλημάτων και βεβαίως ξεκαθάρισμα πως πρόκειται για ένα όνομα για όλες τις χρήσεις, χωρίς “ήξεις- αφήξεις”».