“The recent agreement of the governments of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia does not serve the interests of the people of the two countries and the region”, said Kostas Papadakis, MEP of the Communist Party of Greece, during his intervention at the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs.
The decision between Athens and Skopje- Papadakis said- “is being promoted with the flagrant intervention of the USA, NATO and the European Union, in collaboration with the two governments, aiming at the accession of this country [FYROM] in NATO and the European Union as a step for the Balkan's Euro-Atlantic integration, a key region for the competitions which are being escalated with other powerful states, such as Russia”.
The KKE MEP pointed out that “the presence of the USA, NATO and the EU in the region is hostile to the people's security and is linked with borders' challenging, violations of sovereign rights, raising of existing and non-existing minority issues, strengthening of military bases”.
Kostas Papadakis also said that a characteristc element of the integration process of the Western Balkans “is the promotion of anti-worker, anti-people measures, with the special role of the EU and with the European Parliament's interventions, as it appears also at the unacceptable draft resolution for FYROM”. The KKE MEP pointed out that the agreement on the naming dispute “refers to an uncertain future and perpetuates sperms of irredentisms (language- nationality) which are being fueled and utilized by NATO and the EU”, as the dissolution of Yugoslavia, or the debated border change between Serbia and the protectorate of Kosovo demonstrates.
The Europarliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs began with a speech by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov.