The Macedonian Tendency: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Monday, October 22, 2007

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Note: Transferred from old site: The Macedonian Tendency (

By David Edenden
Good article about the name issue from Christopher Deliso. Nimetz seems to have seen the light and has back-peddled on his "Republica Makedonija - Skopje" fiasco.

Macedonia Looks For Support on Name Issue, as Top Leaders Spar
5/18/2005 (

Most recently, Nimetz arrived in Skopje earlier today for consultations with the government- but was quick to state that he is bringing no new proposal for solving the name problem. MakFax quotes the American as saying, “…the main objective of my visit is to exchange opinions with the authorities, and to see if any progress could be achieved.”

Alluding to his disastrous first suggestion, Nimetz stated simply that "…I have no proposal whatsoever, and you are all familiar with some of my ideas that I have laid out in the past, and which caused reactions.” Finally, the negotiator “…refused to give any details on the negotiating process, saying that ‘it would not be of anyone's benefit.’

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