The citizens of northern Greece overwhelmingly reject the recent deal reached between PM Alexis Tsipras and his FYROM counterpart Zoran Zaev at Prespes Lake on the name dispute.
According to a poll conducted by pollsters “Interview” on behalf of Thessaloniki publication “ThessNews”, 86% of the respondents believe the deal was “bad” compared to only 12% who consider it to be “good”.
The poll also revealed that 83% believed that not only had the agreement failed to solve the issue but in fact had made the problem worse.
The majority of respondents, 71%, said they were disturbed by government concessions, including the name “Northern Macedonia”, “Macedonian ethnicity” and “Macedonian” language. Only 7% say they are not bothered.
Finally, 87% believe that the country offered FYROM more than it got while only 2% responded that the gains were more than the losses.