11 November 2008 | 16:38 | Source: BIRN ATHENS -- The Greek leading left-wing opposition PASOK sacked its political communications adviser after he publicly said Skopje has every right to be called Macedonia
He added that no Macedonian minority existed in Greece.
After expressing these stances in an interview for one local TV station last Thursday Grigoris Valianatos heard from the public statement that his party made that he had been sacked due to “personal opinions” that contradicted PASOK’s own.
“I was really shocked when I read the statement,” Grigoris Valianatos said. He argues that he underlined during the interview that the opinions are only his personal viewpoints.
Valianatos, who is also the author of various books, which until recently appeared on the personal website of the party leader George Papandreou is also surprised that they too suddenly disappeared from there.
Ever since the break-up of former Yugoslavia in 1991, Macedonia's name and history has been the object of a dispute between Athens and Skopje.
The so-called 'name' row gained in momentum this April after Athens blocked Skopje’s application to join NATO, insisting Macedonia had to change its name first.
Furthermore, Skopje argues that there is indeed a Macedonian minority in Greece, which has been deprived of its human rights of cultural and national expression and education in its mother tongue.
Athens, on the other hand, says that the only true Macedonians are the Greek Macedonians.
Post by Kassandros on Nov 11, 2008 14:28:21 GMT -5
Grigoris Valianatos is a well famous gay in the Greek Media. He is the president of Gay Association in Greece. He is a well famous activist and he is also well famous on contradicting whatever the many say. He wants to be unique... as all these people want to.
Don't know what the fuss is about - political divisions get taken care of swiftly within political parties. That is why political parties have policies, if he wants to go against these policies then he can set up his own political party. It's really that simple.
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Jul 3, 2020 7:30:03 GMT -5
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