Letter from Athens: Tsipras, Mitsotakis Can’t Cut the Macedonian (FYROM) Knot

Thessaloniki prepares to host the mass protest against the use of "Macedonia" in FYROM's name, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (Photo by MotionTeam/Vasilis Ververidis)

It doesn’t matter that 68 percent of people surveyed in Greece don’t want to let the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM, not to be confused with WD-40 although both are good for dealing with tight screws) to be allowed to keep the word Macedonia in a new composite name being debated between the countries because it will be.

It already was, 26 years ago when the government of then-Premier and New Democracy leader Constantine Mitsotakis allowed it until a permanent …

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