GREEK PRESS: MACEDONIA CONTINUES PROVOCATIONS
The message "Thessaloniki is Macedonia's heartland" is a follow-up of Skopje's provocations toward Athens, Greek newspapers said on Tuesday.
Athens' dailies quote the stern reactions in Greece, prompted by the statement of Macedonian Archbishop Stefan during a memorial service in Rome at the tomb of the Pan-Slavic enlightener St Cyril.
The conservative Kathimerini daily writes about the latest tensions in Greek-Macedonian relations in the headline "Fresh FYROM Challenge".
The authorities in Athens fiercely responded to the statement of Macedonian Archbishop who said Thessaloniki is Macedonia's heartland. Opposition PASOK urged the authorities in Skopje to condemn such a provocative rhetoric, Kathimerini daily said.
Logos daily quotes Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis as saying that the neighboring country cannot look forward to Euro-Atlantic future as long as it remains captive to irredentist rationales of the past.
Apogevmatini daily writes about synchronized anti-Greek moves, noting that the messages during the Macedonian memorial service in Vatican were repeated during the massive rally of Macedonian Diaspora in Australia.
MD: It goes on and on and on.....