Sputnik discussed the issue with Greek Journalist and political commentator Paschos Mandravelis.
Sputnik: Is Alexis Tsipras likely to be ousted from office and has he been a success or failure as a politician?
Paschos Mandrvelis: He was a failure in economics but I believe that this agreement with Macedonia was a success because this dispute had been going on for around 30 years and was bad for both countries. There are still steps that need to be implemented, but this was a great leap forward.
Sputnik: Why is the Macedonia name situation so controversial?
Paschos Mandrvelis: There was a big dispute in the 19th century between many countries in the Balkans. Many politicians have made careers over the issue, selling national pride and it went on and became an indisputable dogma of both countries.
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