11 October, 2005
Foreign minister Petros Molyviatis on Tuesday briefed prime minister Costas Karamanlis on developments in Greece's national issues, and mainly in the FYROM name issue.
After the meeting, Molyviatis told waiting reporters that the Greek government's position vis-a-vis the FYROM name issue was crystal clear.
He indirectly but clearly put forward a warning of on Greece's right of veto. "We have the right, on the basis of the 1995 interim agreement, to oppose the neighboring country's accession to international organisations under any name other than that of 'Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia', Molyviatis said.
To a relevant question, the foreign minister left open the prospect of a referendum on the FYROM issue, noting that "when that time comes, the government - the government in power at the time- should have all prospects open".
Source: Athens News Agency