“In North Macedonia’s new parliament 74 MPs support the Prespa Agreement, regardless of whether they are Albanian or of Slavic background, and only 46 are against it. We are entering a period in which the Prespa Agreement will not cause conflict in parliament or civil society and that benefits Greece and the European prospects of North Macedonia,” said Ioannis Armakolas in the interview he gave to Thanasis Georgakopoulos and the First Programme of ERT, the state-owned public radio and television network.

Ioannis Armakolas also explained why the two Slavic political parties did not do as well in this election, why the Albanian parties did better and how they compare with the larger party DUI, and the contradictory agenda of the new, left-wing party Levica.

You can listen to the interview in Greek here, starting at 28′.