Following Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos's address at the UN General Assembly on Saturday and his meeting with his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Poposki, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been very active these days explaining the Greek position to the name issue with Macedonia.
In the latest press release from Venizelos's Office, it is stressed that Greece is not happy with the provisional reference of former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia either. The press release explains that Greece has been arguing for a complex name with a geographic qualifier that would precede 'Macedonia' rather than 'Republic' and that would be used everywhere, both at home and abroad. It is added that this position has been reiterated many times, both in Greece and abroad, and that is has been the basis for the Greek negotiator's involvement in the process of negotiation mediated by Mr. Matthew Nimetz. The press release then goes on to explain the Greek position to the provisional reference.