Former Foreign Minister of Greece, Nikos Kotzias doubled down on his characterisation of Greeks protesting in Munich against the Prespa Agreement during his talk as “fascists”, “extreme right” and “junta-lovers”.
In his latest post on Twitter on Tuesday, the former foreign minister also criticised “domestic interests” for providing the citizens with “cover” and “protection”, as he claimed in his tweet.
In a speech in Munich, citizens who disagreed with the Prespa Agreement interrupted Nikos Kotzias, who immediately dubbed them “far-right, fascist, junta-lovers” addressing them with phrases such as “listen up junta-lovers”, “shut your mouth and listen”.
Kotzias was instrumental in pushing thru the Prespa Agreement with FYROM (now North Macedonia), which caused a great degree of opposition from the majority of the Greek public, including SYRIZA supporters, as multiple polls showed.
Since the agreement was ratified SYRIZA has adopted a narrative of smearing anyone who expresses dissent or disagreement with the deal by labelling them extreme right, Nazis or fascists.