Pan-Macedonian death threats cause chaos in parliament
Greek parliament will consider expelling Golden Dawn temporarily from its debates, Parliament Speaker, Nikos Voutsis, said on Thursday, after a party MP went on a rant attacking SYRIZA MPs as "traitors", during a speech in the plenum.
Golden Dawn MP Yiannis Lagos, who was speaking about a letter sent by Pan-Macedonian associations to Greek members of Parliament, started shouting at SYRIZA MPs, calling them "swindlers" and "traitors". "God willing, you will all go to prison," Lagos said addressing the ruling party.
Voutsis made reference to people who praise the nazis all over Europe in recent years, and said "this hatred, with references to ‘traitors’ and ‘gallows’, shows a strategy aiming at causing tension. To weaken this strategy we must not just marginalize it and exclude it, it should be denounced with a strong voice from the entire political system. Without tactics and false analogies," Voutsis said after the incident.
Pan-Macedonian organizations from Greece and abroad have sent a letter to all 300 Greek MPs threatening them with death or to go to prison "if they accept the term Macedonia in the new name of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).