The prime minister and foreign minister are given the right to sign international agreements by the law, the prime minister’s press office noted in an announcement on Wednesday, issued in response to main opposition New Democracy.

?New Democracy is confused. The prime minister and foreign minister have the authority and power, under the law, to sign international agreements,? the announcement said. ?If ND doubts that the government has the confidence of parliament, it has only to table a no-confidence motion and receive the answer it deserves from the government majority,? the announcement added.

ND had attacked the government, claiming that it lacked a political mandate to legitimately clinch a deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) over the name issue.