The Macedonian Tendency: Dora Bakoyannis Unleashes a Charm Offensive

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Dora Bakoyannis Unleashes a Charm Offensive

By David Edenden

Although I find her attractive in a "marauding-Slavic-hordes-must-have-raped-one-of-my-ancestors" type of way, Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Dora Bakoyannis is not charming, but she is offensive.

Her suggestion that the problems of the Balkans be solved is great. Let's start with a "Joint History Project" and then we can tackle "human rights" and why not ... let people return to the land of their birth.

Now, if the EU would hold a conference where all these problems could ... oh wait a minute, the EU is part of the f***ing problem not the solution.
Greece urges problems in Balkans be resolved, not hidden


LONDON, United Kingdom -- Problems in the Balkans should be resolved and not hidden, Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said on Monday (November 5th) during a visit to London. She was referring to Greece's problems with the naming of Macedonia, resolving Kosovo's final status and the political crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Regarding the name dispute, she reiterated Athens' wish to find a mutually acceptable solution and to build good neighbourly relations with Macedonia.

Separately Monday, Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and President Branko Crvenkovski agreed that there is a national consensus on maintaining the constitutional name Republic of Macedonia. Greek has threatened to veto Macedonia's bids to join NATO and the EU unless Skopje reconsiders. (ANA-MPA - 06/11/07; Netpress, Makfax, AP, Kathimerini - 05/11/07)

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