N. G. Michaloliakos: We will not concede in the treachery of Macedonia
Name of Skopje: a letter of the minister Kotzias to Golden Dawn at October of 2015
In October of 2015, two years ago, I received a letter from Mr. Kotzias. I was recently released, since I have been in detention. In this letter, the Minister of Foreign Affairs has asked me to propose a name for Skopje, as if the name of Macedonia was a model on the runway and every political party had to express an opinion! I detected that behind this letter there was an entire political plan and this is the reason why I made the following speech in Parliament at October 16 of 2015:
PARLIAMENT - 16 OCTOBER 2015
“Mrs. Presidents, deputies, before I comment the current draft law, I would like to answer to a NP of the “constitutional platform”, who said that the chivalrous democracy allows the rhetoric of those who deny democracy. We are not here because of their chivalry. We are here because four hundred thousands of Greek Nationalists voted us. In fact, we should note that our political fight was opposed to everyone. There are, indeed, in the Parliament two political parties: the “party” of the political parties –from left to the right- and Golden Dawn.
I would also like –since I do not believe in the secret diplomacy and the newspapers wrote that it was decided the entrance of Skopje at NATO- to refer to a letter sent by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Kotzias to me, where is noted that: “Regarding the issue of the name of FYROM, as I mentioned at the conference of the Council of Foreign Affairs, the Greek side is working with consistence. In this context, I urge you to notify me the opinions of your political party regarding the alternate names of FYROM”.
Golden Dawn has a specific and clear position, contrary to New Democracy that betrayed its voters during its last governance. No compromises for our Macedonia! The name Macedonia belongs to the Greek History, we deny a compound name or a derivative, nothing. If the Government proceed to such solution, she may have the agreement of New Democracy, PASOK and the rest parties, similarly to the 14th of August. However, the majority of Greek people will deny this “solution”.
THE ANSWER OF KOTZIAS
I remain stable to this stance regarding the name of Skopje. Yet, we should note the answer of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kotzias, who literally accused of lack of…patriotism! Specifically, Mr. Kotzias uttered: “I could never imagine that the political parties of the constitutional platform would adopt the stance of Golden Dawn. Regarding Golden Dawn, since they revealed confidential papers and violated the procedures of the Council of Foreign Affairs, I cannot invite them again. These papers will be used from others. This is not a patriotic stance. I will defend the institutions at the Council of Foreign Affairs”.
First of all, these papers were not confidential, since there were no legal proceedings. It was a simple letter! In reality, he was annoyed because I publicized an issue in which he was and still is guilty. Of course, the rest of the political parties are also guilty. This how we ended up in the current situation.
Mr. Kotzias, you should know that all of us ae under judgement, and time is our judge. Back then, at 2015, you talked about a ‘patriotic foreign policy” and you excluded us from the Council of Foreign Affairs (acting like a feudal lord). And now we reached the point to discuss the terms “Upper Macedonia”, “New Macedonia”, “North Macedonia”, as the names of Skopje… So, who is patriot and who is the real traitor?
Nikolaos G. Michaloliakos
Secretary General of People’s Association-Golden Dawn