At an informal summit of EU defense ministers in Vienna, Greek Defense Minister and leader of the right-wing Independent Greeks, Panos Kammenos, said that the mention of a Macedonian nation goes against any agreement and infuriates the Greek people, who will also have the last word, regardless of the referendum and the constitutional changes in Macedonia, the Greek Ministry of Defense announced.

“In his address he highlighted the fact that Skopjan officials, the Prime Minister himself and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, by making provocative statements against Greece, jeopardize the efforts to reach a solution. Their reference to a “Macedonian nation” is against all agreements. In this way, they only achieve to enrage the Greek people, who will be the ones to have the final word, regardless of the referendum and the constitutional changes in Skopje,” reads the statement.