Majority in FYROM Support Deal With Greece On Name – Poll

Six out of 10 respondents in FYROM said that they support a solution to the name issue with Greece, with the belief that this solution would pave the way for the country’s accession into the European Union and NATO, a poll showed Saturday.

The poll, conducted by MProspect agency for the Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis-Skopje, involved 1,000 respondents, who were interviewed on January 19-26, 2018.

50 percent said they would support a name change to enable the country to become a member of the EU and NATO.

Asked whether a name change would change the meaning of what “Macedonia” and the “Macedonian people” are, 34 percent said it would be changed completely, 19 percent said that somewhat would be changed and 33 percent said it wouldn’t be changed at all while 4 percent said it would be somewhat unchanged, according to poll results.

Solving the name issue has turned into a key priority of the government in Skopje which has step up efforts to reach a deal with neighboring Greece.