AGAIN DENIAL OF MACEDONIAN MINORITY
Greek foreign minister, Dora Bakoyannis said that there is no Macedonian minority in Greece, in an interview with
Dnevnik newspaper. Minister Bakoyannis appeared skeptical on a eventual shift in Greece's position over this issue, regardless of the fact that many European institutions, as well as the United States recognize the
existence of the Macedonian minority.
Bakoyannis was asked whether there has been any progress in Greece about the Macedonian minority, in particular now when Macedonians in Greece became a fact for the Council of Europe, for the European Parliament and for the US Department of State.
"I am very proud of the capacity of Greek democracy, all citizens of Greece have equal rights and Muslims in Western Thrace are the only minority in Greece".
"There is no so-called Macedonian minority. Whenever a political form of the name of the so-quoted or unquoted 'minority' comes up, it has always failed to muster nationwide support," Dora Bakoyannis said.
Greece is among a few countries in Europe which have not yet ratified the Council of Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities although they had signed it.
MD: They just keep denying, luckily they are losing the world's support on this more and more everyday.