The Macedonian Tendency: Greek Diplomat to Macedonia Sees the Light

Friday, July 06, 2007

Greek Diplomat to Macedonia Sees the Light

By David Edenden

It was an epiphany (
from the Greek epiphania "manifestation," ) for Dora Grosomanidou, Greece's ambassador to the Republic Macedonia that Athens should give up its fight over "the name issue" since most of the UN members, including the US, have already recognized Macedonia by its constitutional name. Also most of the EU members are also upset at Greece for using their veto to support the patently silly position of Greece. I guess Dora, like a lot of other Greeks, feels that Athens has bigger fish to fry, including Cyprus and Turkey's EU membership.

Dora is an example of a moderate trying to come to grips with an intractable issue, but she is being subverted
by the "Greek Issues Caucus" which rubber stamps the ultra-nationalist Greek position that Macedonians have no language, culture or identity ( you know a bunch of "N-Words") and that is why Macedonians are "stealing" Greek identity.

People in the Balkans die when US lawmakers support racism and injustice including:
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY], Rep. John Conyers [D-MI], Rep. Barney Frank [D-MA], Rep. Patrick Kennedy [D-RI], Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY], Rep. Charles Rangel [D-NY], Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL], Rep. Christopher Shays [R-CT], Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA].

You will also notice that the reporter from Thomson Financial makes no mention of the denial of basic human rights to the ethnic Macedonian minority in Greece. It's a plot I tell ya!

Greek diplomat summoned home over Macedonia comments

ATHENS (Thomson Financial) - Greece's top diplomat to Macedonia has been summoned home to explain her suggestion Athens should give up its 15-year fight against the name of the tiny country, the foreign ministry said.

'Greece has to face the new reality, as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has been recognised under its constitutional name (Macedonia) by more than half of the members of the UN,' Dora Grosomanidou, the head of the Greek mission in Macedonia, told the Financial Times yesterday.

Greece has opposed international recognition of its neighbour under the name Macedonia since 1992 because it considers the name part of Greek heritage. There is a northern Greek province with the same name.

Macedonia joined the UN in 1993 as FYROM, but the international body's attempts to reach a solution to the controversy have so far failed.

'Grosomanidou is here so that the necessary explanations can be given,' Greek foreign ministry spokesman George Koumoutsakos told reporters. 'At this point there is no talk of a recall.'

A poll in June showed most Greeks want their government to veto a future entry into NATO by Macedonia if the name dispute is not resolved.

More than 80 percent want it blocked if it seeks to enter NATO as 'Macedonia', and 61.5 percent say Athens should "

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