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The Name Game: Greece Gave Macedonia Away

Macedonia is Greek. Get that? Macedonia is Greek, no matter what Greece's envious neighbor to the north, a place called FYROM, wishes were the case. After gaining its independence from Yugoslavia  21 years ago, you'd think the people who lived...

FYROM Searches For Greek-Speaking Volunteer Spies

FYROM's Central Intelligence Agency announced, according to Focus Information Agency, that they are searching for five Greek-speaking volunteers to work for them. Among the qualifications needed, Skopjan officials ask that volunteers speak the Greek language as well! The advertisement reports...

Philip II of Macedonia Statue in Skopje Defies NATO

One day after NATO's statement that FYROM should solve the Macedonian name problem, before entering NATO, Skopje put up the statue of Philip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great, in downtown Skopje. A year before, they also erected...

Pangalos Says Greeks Are Still 'Eating It All Together'

ATHENS – He is perhaps Greece’s most outspoken politician, and as he readies to retire, veteran PASOK Socialist Theodoros Pangalos still isn’t mincing his words, nor eating them, and said he’s standing by his statement that all Greeks are...

Lev, Denar and Drachma Close Friends?

Some years ago, Greeks were discussing the cheap markets of Bulgaria and FYROM. They were rich enough to travel once or more a week to Sofia, Skopje and other cities to buy clothes and shoes at a good price. Hotels...

Our Greek Responsibility and the Greek Lobby

Greeks traditionally have a deeply held love for the country of our ancestry. Whether it’s because of family, fond holidays or our admiration of its history and culture, our links to Greece are strong. However in recent times, these links...

Greek and FYROM Officials to Meet with UN Mediator Nimetz in NY

Ambassador Nimetz will initially meet with both countries'  representatives separately and will seek to develop a mutually acceptable approach to re-invigorate the talks and to make meaningful progress toward resolving the 'name' issue, UN press service said on Tuesday. The...

Gruevski Tries to Rewrite Greek History, Says Former FYROM’s PM

FYROM’s former PM Ljubco Georgievski blasted his successor to the presidency of the currently rulling ”VMRO-DPMNE” party, Nikola Gruevski, in a recent interview to the Radio Free Europa. The former FYROM’s PM attacked the “antiquization” policy of Gruevski and admitted...

ICJ Decides Against Greece for Objecting FYROM’s NATO Membership

On December 5, the Internation Court of Justice in Hague issued its verdict on whether Greece violated the Interim Accord, a treaty signed by Greece and Fyrom in 1995, by objecting Fyrom’s accession process into NATO in 2008. However, this...

World Court Rules Against Greece in FYROM Case

The world court has ruled Greece was wrong to block former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's bid to join NATO in 2008 because of a long-simmering dispute over the country's use of the name Macedonia. The court found Greece's veto breached...