“The Greek government is reluctant to be seen to be actively doing things for the implementation of the agreement,” Ioannis Armakolas, Fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and Senior Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) told BIRN on the 3rd anniversary of the signing of the Prespa Agreement between Greece and North Macedonia. Armakolas further noted that “even the name ‘North Macedonia’ is still not fully used by many politicians, including some government ministers”.
The article in BalkanInsight referred to the parallel opinions polls administered by ELIAMEP in Athens, the Institute for Democracy ‘Societas Civilis’ in Skopje, and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The author comments that the polls “show that the Prespa Agreement remains a sensitive issue for people on both sides of the border, but that some are taking an increasingly pragmatic approach and overall opposition – though still significant – is weakening”.
You can read the story here.
And extracts of Armakolas’ quotes here.