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Quite the macedoine

Greece is still affronted by the name used by its northern neighbour, Macedonia, and Greece's foreign minister has accused Macedonia of 'intransigence' in not coming up with a name for itself that Greece approves of: "We have taken all the necessary steps but all we are getting from the other side is an apparently intransigent stance and we are waiting for this to change". Source

That Skopje was a little unsubtle in laying claim to the symbolism of ancient Greek Macedonia I accept, and Skopje has stopped doing so, but Macedonia is the most relevant name for that part of the world in the same way that Prussia, Burgundy, Lombardy or Wessex might be for successor any states in other parts of the world. For Athens to demand veto powers over national nomenclature does it no credit, and makes it look utterly childish.

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Blogger The Hitch said... 11:18 am

i have an idea
change the name to
" some craphole that nobody wants to visit"  



Anonymous Valise said... 1:38 pm

I visited Macedonia last year - the people are friendly, the scenery's beaut and the food and drink excellent and cheap  



Anonymous Mr R said... 10:00 pm

Useless info - a 'macedoine' is a type of vegetable cut.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 11:57 pm

Hence the headline....  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:56 pm

Valise is right about macedonia. And greeks are gays har har  



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