Government sources on ND leader Mitsotakis’ reaction to Daul

Government sources on Thursday criticised the stance adopted by main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis regarding the FYROM name issue, pointing to a statement by the leader of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) Joseph Daul that the current negotiations are a “window of opportunity.”

“Yesterday, Mitsotakis committed his party to an irresponsible and opportunistic ‘non-stance’ on the FYROM name issue in order to satisfy the far-right nationalist wing of the main opposition,” government sources said. This strategy has already been proved to be problematic, they added.