But the problem is by my opinion totaly different.
The bigest mistake in the begining of the 90's was made by the greek politicians. Namely Greece was in one big political crisis in that period, like every 20 - 30 year Greece is entering in a political crisis, why? I do not know but that is happening. In that last political crize macedonian question was welcomed to escape the new political crize. You know that the last political crisis resolved with a military dictatorship in Grece in the 70's.
So the politician began the campaign, the people like all people in the world accepted and they began to organize the protest, the army was on the border and bla, bla, bla, bla.
And now is very hard to explain to the people, "OK Greeks we decided to recognize Macedonia as Macedonia and to recognize a Macedonian minority in Greece". That'd mean that the party in power would lose the election, and maybe someone will be killed.
But the problem exists in Macedonia also. Namely, I can not find a good explication why Macedonia chose a flag with the sun of Vergina. Everyone knows that the national symbol of the Macedonians is a lion. But the stupid politicans of Macedonia gave the Greeks one more reason. Till the mid 70's, the sun of Vergina was not disovered so people did not know that symbol. And also we need to mention that the sun of Vergina is not a symbol of the state of Filip and his son. The sun is, you know a symbol of a life for all the civilisations in the world and did not have any national, if we can say for ancient period a national context. Because I think that the national symbols began in the 19th century.