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ATHENS DISPLEASED WITH US INTERFERENCE IN NAME DISPUTE



National.

Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said she was displeased with US interference in the name dispute, alluding to recent disclosure of a classified document.

"To express interest in encouraging and aiding negotiations is one thing. An attempt to sabotage the process directly or indirectly is another thing," Bakoyannis told Parliament's Defense and Foreign Policy Committee.

Greek daily Naftemporiki says Bakoyannis did not state her position as to the contents of the non-paper. She probably meant the news report published by Ethnos daily 10 days ago.

Naftemporiki daily quotes Bakoyannis as saying that Athens would make no concessions exceeding the red line on the name issue.

The newspaper says Athens plans to hand its objections to the latest proposal of UN mediator Matthew Nimetz in the coming period.


[Makfax]

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LET'S START A SERIOUS AND HONEST DIALOGUE!!!
A Slavonic language, as Officials confirm, but intentionally are calling 'macedonian' instead of 'slavomacedonian', in order to confuse it with the macedonian idiom that was and is Greek!
The Country's aggressive nationalism, is creating serious troubles in the balkan area, with the support of the administration Bush (for they want to create a protectoratum in order to control the balkan area!).
It would be so clear to find an honest compromise with Greece, admiting oppenly the 'slavomacedonian' name for the people that grew up and lived in the historical region of Macedonia, as identity - language and a name as 'Upper Macedonia'' for the state, so to include also the albanians - bulgari - serbs - turks - greeks - roma ect. and respect the Greek historical name and the greek macedonians.
Playing the game of the Bush administration could gain a worst future for the country and permit fascism and ultranationalist elements to control it.
A serious and honnest compromise, respecting the history of Greece and of the Balkans would be; 'UPPERMACEDONIA' with a SLAVOMACEDONIAN IDENTITY and LANGUAGE!
This would be the identity of the slavic tribes that came in the region after the 5th century and in the 20th century wants to be called a slavic macedonian nation.
Skopia and Greece could proceed faster in a friendly cooperation excluding countries that the only thing they are looking is to CONTROL!

The reason that this absurd "claim" by the Bulgarian half of FYROM has not succeeded in hi-jacking the ancient Greek name of Macedonia is that despite all the cynical and hypocritical "Realpolitik" games going on in the region, there are real world issues and historical facts that cannot be avoided. These may well now factor more in the new US administrations 'lower priority'.

It is also why the UN and EU are still insisting on a compromise on the name - which is more than this fabricated mish-mash of a country deserves - but such a settlement will serve other interests in the region.

It is also why all the "angry demands" and "claims" by these hi-jackers of history, which when seen all together, manage to mostly contradict themselves or end up in "indignant" yet baseless and historically absurd "arguments".

It also a sad state of affairs when a mixed group of slavo-Bulgarians, who are a left over from the Balkan wars and Tito's clumsy attempts of territorial gains (and access to the Mediterranean sea) try to hijack the ancient Greek name of Macedonia to give themselves an "identity".

Something which was clearly stated by Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius (Dec. 26, 1944)This government considers talk of Macedonian “nation,” Macedonian “Fatherland,” or Macedonian “national consciousness” to be unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic nor political reality, and sees in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against Greece.

Any and all attempts to try and diminish this clear assessment is just another pathetic and desperate measure by these hapless Bulgarians.

Further more even Bulgaria doesn't recognize the existence of Macedonians even in the Republic of Macedonia quite rightly considering all FYROM "macedonians" as Bulgarians.

On the other hand, the heritage, cities and monuments of Alexander were and are GREEK
carved in marble that no devious or pathetic attempts to re-write history or brown nosing those who indulge in so-called "great games" can erase.

This sad and latest episode of the these displaced Bulgarians - who also have to deal with a large Albanian minority - is more a case of 'the mouse that roared' (with the cynical support of others with rather devious agendas) than a case of legitimate "claims" to a so-called "ethnic" identity.

It is time to put a stop to this nonsense and deal with the realities of not only the region but of the real world social-economic and environmental problems that we ALL have to face in THIS century.

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