Scotland referendum result positive for Europe: Greek deputy FM

Source:Xinhua Published: 2014-9-19 21:38:50

The outcome of Thursday's referendum in Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom was positive for Europe and international politics, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas said on Friday.

"From a European and international affairs point of view, turmoil was averted," Kourkoulas commented during an interview with a Greek radio channel.

"I am concerned over a Balkanization of Europe and the world," he said pointing to the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia and unrest in the Balkans in recent years.

"We already have to deal with unprecedented crises in our neighborhood in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine. I believe that any turmoil which would undoubtedly stem from Scotland's independence, would not be to the positive direction at this period," he concluded.

The majority of Scots by about 55 percent voted against independence and approximately 44 percent voted in favor.

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