The Name

MACEDONIA Greek Province & the Macedonian Kingdom

Most distressing for Greeks is that the leaders of FYROM insist that their country use the designation “Macedonia” in their country’s name without any qualification – in dramatic contrast to international practice and common sense.

When parts of a historical region fall into two countries, the newer area uses an adjective to distinguish itself from the older one – New Mexico and Mexico are one such example. But the leaders of Skopje have so far rejected all possible designations to do that proposed by current UN mediator, Matthew Nimetz.

Excerpt from International Herald Tribune, The View From Athens, by Dora Bakoyannis Foreign Minister of Greece

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