The Macedonian Tendency: US to Bakoyannis: No Interest In Greek Love!

Monday, March 12, 2007

US to Bakoyannis: No Interest In Greek Love!

If the story below is true, then it seems that the Bush Administration in Washington is standing firm on the recognition of the Republic of Macedonia under its constitutional name. The EU is still reluctantly backing Greece, but the Greeks now have too many IOU's towards to EU and many liabilities ... like Cyprus, Turkey, Macedonian rights in Greece etc.

Bakoyannis: Athens and Washington with different stances on Macedonia's name
Makfax vesnik

Athens /13/03/ 17:46

Official Athens is in collision with the US Administration over the final solution on the name of Macedonia, Greek daily Eleftherotypia writes in today's edition.

The Athens-based paper draws such a conclusion from the Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis statement that 'Athens and Washington have discordant positions on many issues, particularly in view of the dispute with Skopje over the name'.

According to Eleftherotypia, Bakoyannis statement given in the interview with the Greek TV station MEGA, clearly demonstrates the collision between Costas Karamanlis's Government and Washington over the efforts for resolving the dispute on the name of Macedonia.

The article further says that the colision comes at the time when Macedonia promotes its candidacy for membership in NATO under the constitutional name.

Eleftherotypia also comments that Bakoyannis statement represents unprecedented acknowledgment of discordances between official Athens and Washington over the future status of Kosovo, as well."

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