In a rare place, the former King Constantine made progress on the issue of the name of Skopje, underlining that «the Greekity of Macedonia is not compromised by the choice of a name».
But completing our «right to honor what the symbolism of the name means,» it can not negotiate on the basis of geographical determinations.
At the same time, he urged the political leadership to achieve the difficult balance required in the coming weeks.
In detail, the announcement of the late King Constantine, according to «Kathimerini».
«We are, perhaps, near a historic moment for Greece. At a time when we are called upon to defend what Macedonia means from antiquity to the present day.
The Greekity of Macedonia is not compromised by the choice of a name. But our right to honor, what the symbolism of this name means, and the remembrance of those who are engraved in the Greek soul, can not negotiate only on the basis of geographical definitions and other descriptions.
The images of these days’ sympathy reflect the unity that the Greek people always display in the important issues.
I wish, wholeheartedly, that the political leadership succeeds in achieving – the equally – difficult – balance that is needed in the coming weeks. «