Sputnik: Sputnik's website reports that Kostis Dadamis has been in touch with its colleagues at the company's Greek bureau after being injured. How is he doing right now?
Sputnik: What is the current situation in Athens? Is there still some turmoil on the streets or has the city gone back to normal?
Kotrozos: The city has gone back to normal yesterday. As you may know, we had a rally against the Prespa agreement, in Athens. The Prespa agreement, in case you don't know, is a treaty that has been signed by Greece in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia agreeing to rename the latter country into the Republic of North Macedonia.
This treaty is not well-received among the Greek public opinion, let's say: according to recent polls, 70 up to 80% of the people are opposing this agreement. And yesterday, there was a huge rally, and at some point it turned violent, and we've had this huge turmoil in the capital. But, no, now, at the moment, everything is stable and things are back to normal.
Sputnik: Do you think more demonstrations will take place once the Greek Parliament will officially ratify the Prespa agreement?
Kotrozos: There is this possibility, because all the information that we have indicates that, as you said, the Greek Parliament is going to ratify the Prespa agreement; and we may expect, when the agreement will be voted in the parliament, that there could be some more gatherings. Truth be told, what was the goal of yesterday's rally, and what may be the goal of another rally, if it may take place (we don't have anything solid confirming that at the moment) was for the public opinion to be shared, because, right now, Greeks feel that their opinion is not shared.
But the Greek people, the Greek public opinion, they want the have the same thing: they want to be asked what they think about this agreement; but, of course, interests are great in this area, geopolitical interests, and as it seems they will not have a chance to express their opinion.
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