The occupation of schools in northern Greece in protest against the Prespes Agreement with FYROM was "taking a dangerous turn," government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said in statements to the evening news programme on the television channel Open on Thursday, noting that "democratic people should react".

According to Tzanakopoulos, the protests were not incited but far-right Golden Dawn was "acting as a fascist force in the student movement" while the way the discussion was held, especially in sections of main opposition New Democracy, had "legitimised fascist rhetoric".

He called for a discussion between the political forces to respond to this far-right trend.

The spokesman also replied to questions about the Church-State agreement, saying that dialogue will continue until a mutually beneficial agreement is reached.

On elections, he repeated that the government's aim is to fully complete its four-year term, welcoming the stance adopted by Panos Kammenos, the head of the ruling coalition's junior partner ANEL, who had made it clear he will not collaborate with main opposition New Democracy to topple the government, regardless of his objections to the Prespes Agreement.