-The problem with the name doesn’t come from a quarrel about someone’s baptizing, but it is connected to the irredentism and this irredentism means even disputing the borders of one region and a country with such irredentism cannot be integrated into modern Europe – said Kotzias.
The problem with Macedonia and with the other Balkan countries as well, according to Kotizas, is the lack of a culture of compromises both inside the country and in its foreign policy including a lack of understanding of the essence of democracy and the rule that a minority may become a majority. He objected that those that refuse to negotiate with Greece about a crucial solution for the name issue are the same that don’t want to allow the majority in the Macedonian parliament to form a government.
-A democracy is not only a democracy of the majority. In Ancient Greece, there was a problem when one majority created a mechanism to remain a constant majority without being an actual majority and that can lead to a tyranny of the majority – said Kotzias.
According to him, due to the measures of building a trust, the relations between the two side are intensified.