Despite such warnings to the Greek diaspora in the open letter by seeking donations to save the country from economic collapse, Greek media announced that the name issue will top the agenda of diplomatic meetings today Papandreou will be in the White House
|Greece is the unequal position because of the economic collapse in such a situation the country is very difficult to negotiate on national issues such as the name dispute. |
These days in an open letter by seeking donations from the Greek diaspora to save Greece from the economic crisis the Council wrote to the Greek community who are united Greek immigrants from many countries.
After the Greek government has opened special bank accounts to which the Greek diaspora will be able to give donations to extract the country from the crisis, the World Council of the Greek community seeking support from the Greeks around the world to save the country's image. Olga Sarantopulos, secretary of the council, the letter states that the country's economic collapse has implications for the country's ability to negotiate internationally.
"Deprived of economic confidence, and Greece is very difficult to negotiate on an equal level with other countries, especially on national issues, such as the name issue with FYROM's neighboring country, the Greek-Turkish relations, Cyprus issue," reads the letter by Greeks who are invited to remain united and to spread the values of cultural heritage despite the negative image of their homeland that have made the media from other countries.
Despite the rate of the Greek diaspora that Greece is in a delicate situation and difficult to focus on national issues during the crisis, the Greek media informed that the name dispute will be top of the diplomatic agenda at today's meeting between Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and the top the U.S. administration. Greek newspaper Eleftherotypia yesterday that Washington requires the name dispute can be closed as soon as possible, even in spring, to accelerate the Euro-Atlantic integration of our country.
According to the newspaper, the U.S. position is that there should be problematized the use of constitutional name for internal use and outside of our country should accept a name with geographic determinant.
The Greek newspaper To Vima said Papandreou at the first official visit to Washington will have to deal with hot diplomatic agenda for issues with Skopje, Cyprus and Greek-Turkish relations.
"The name issue is the top of the diplomatic agenda of the working visit. Washington wants to close the problem to ensure the security of the region through the integration of FYROM into NATO. U.S. likely to have an understanding of the insistence of the government of Gruevski to obtain guarantees for the Macedonian language and identity, "says To Vima.
According to Greek diplomatic sources, who calls the newspaper, Athens will not make concessions from the red lines and Papandreou will try to convince the authorities of the new Greek initiative for the Balkans.