Deputy Minister of Sports activities Lefteris Avgenakis pushed FIFA and UEFA on the problem of the identify utilized by the soccer federation of North Macedonia within the Euro 2020 throughout his speech in Parliament.
At a particular assembly of the parliamentary committee accountable for the way forward for Greek soccer, which was attended by representatives of FIFA and UEFA, Avgenakis mentioned “We anticipated a clearer place from FIFA and UEFA on the naming problem of Skopje.”
The response, nonetheless, got here from SYRIZA with Thanos Moraitis expressing his dissatisfaction with the truth that the minister didn’t name the neighbouring nation by its constitutional identify however as Skopje.
“There are ministers who settle for the Prespa settlement and discuss North Macedonia. There are others who discuss a ‘neighbouring nation’ and there’s additionally Mr. Avgenakis who talks a couple of “federation of Skopje,” mentioned the SYRIZA MP.
“The mockery should cease,” he added.
However, the chairman of the Committee on Academic Affairs, Vassilis Digalakis, defined to the SYRIZA MP that “the upheaval was made by North Macedonia on the Euros.”
READ MORE: Portuguese Deputy FM: Negotiations with Skopje is troublesome, their earlier language was Bulgarian.