30 June, 2005
Foreign Ministry spokesman George Koumoutsakos on Wednesday criticized the publication through the website of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's (FYROM) foreign ministry of a map which includes parts of Greek Macedonia and remarks of the type that large parts of the geographical region of Macedonia are under Greek and Bulgarian occupation.
"The fact that through the official website of the foreign ministry of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia such positions and views are conveyed which are extremely provocative towards two neighboring countries of Skopje causes amazement to say the least. Towards Greece and towards Bulgaria. Two countries of which one is already an old member of the European Union and the other will become one soon. Amazement is even greater because this is taking place during a period in which, as you know, there is intense skepticism in Europe over the future of enlargement," Koumoutsakos said.
Source: Athens News Agency