I'll recall the recent political events that transpired.
After the parliamentary elections in December, political turmoil ensued. The nationalist party of former Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski, narrowly came in first place. However, they were unable to form a government because the Albanian parties which represent more than 25% of the population refused to cooperate with the VMRO-DPMNE. In second place came the Social Democratic Party of Zoran Zaev which has the support of the Albanian parties and could form a government. But, President Ivanov did not give Zaev the mandate to form government which resulted in a constitutional coup. The European Union immediately sent Foreign Affairs Representative Federica Mogherini to Skopje to meet with leaders, while at the same time, the US Ambassador to Skopje demanded that the mandate be given to Zaev immediately, since together with the Albanians they form a majority.
Greece has no reason to support any position which favors Gruevski. Why support an extreme nationalist politician who has engaged in years of attacks on Greek History? Why support the Prime Minister who filled his country with Greek statues, renamed airports and stadiums after Greek personalities and who promotes Philip of Macedon and Alexander the Great as being unrelated to the Greeks? Why should Greece support such a politician, a man who was directly involved in the phone-tapping scandal?
Some fear the coalition of Zaev with the Albanian parties because they seek to convert the state into a loose federation with equal treatment of the Albanian language and flag. However, it should be noted that after the armed conflict in 2001 between the Albanians and Slavs, it was agreed by all sides that Albanian parties will always have a say in government. That the Albanians of the FYROM are in communication with Tirana is a fact. But the Albanians' attempts within the country to deconstruct the 'pseudo-macedonian identity' and to demonstrate to the world that the state is transnational or multinational serves Greek interests.
Albanians are not the only ones who are disputing the 'pseudo-Macedonian' identity. Bulgarians consider the Slavs of the FYROM ethnically Bulgarians and have launched an attack against the so-called "Macedonian Nation", which it does not recognize. Recently in the European Parliament, Bulgaria pushed its position that the so-called "Macedonian" minority in Albania is, in fact, Bulgarian. And Serbia, despite a clear conflict with Albanian aspirations in Kosovo, recently announced that it has taken a tougher stance towards the FYROM.
It is, therefore, advantageous for Greece to see the cantonization of the FYROM because it would prove once and for all that the supposed "Macedonians" are just another minority group among Albanians, Bulgarians and other nationalities. Only then will the name of the country change.
Source: Konstantinos Holevas