The Macedonian Tendency: Good Analysis from a Greek Point of View

Monday, November 29, 2004

Good Analysis from a Greek Point of View

The problem with Greece's strategic position is that it brings a lot of problems to the EU table with few benefits. It is anti ... Macedonian, Bulgarian, Albanian, Catholic and Semitic (Jewish and Isreali). Its puny size compared to its giant ambitions make it the laughing stock of the EU.

As long as Greece continues to promote its "values" which denies the ethnicity of its ethnic Macedonian minority, these in effect become European values.

As the EU talks start with Turkey for its EU membership, look for the EU to take a hard line on Turkey's treatment of its Kurdish minority. The Turkish response will be ... 'What am I, chopped liver' ... what about Greece's treatment of its Macedonian minority.

Thanks to Turkey, Macedonianists and Macedonianism will overcome!

(By the way, it has done Greece no favours to take part in US/fEU anti-Russian policy since the Berlin wall fell. The current Ukraine mess is but one more example.) | Without a strategy

"Having failed to use its supposed EU membership leverage to influence the leadership of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), the government of Costas Karamanlis is now trying to reach a settlement on the name dispute and is threatening to block the Balkan state’s European aspirations, but its chances appear slim."

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