Saturday, July 23, 2011

New political party in Skopje could be good news for Greece??

The following is an article from the Washington Times.

The country clearly has an identity crisis.
Now the leader of a new political party in Macedonia believes
she has a way to solve the problem and end a diplomatic dispute
with neighboring Greece - which objects to its name, its symbols
and its claims to the past.

Gabriela Arsova-Miloshevska, founder and chairwoman of
the new Republican Alliance, wants to change the country’s
name, flag, seal, national anthem and, she hopes, its future.

“I believe that people are ready for something different,”
she said in a recent interview.

Read the full article at the Washington Times site here

Thursday, July 21, 2011

US message to Turkey about the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Section 808 of the house of representatives resolution H.R. 2583
referring to the Ecumenical Patriarchate:

The United States calls on the Republic of Turkey
(1) based on the goals specified in the draft of
the European Union Constitution, eliminate all
forms of discrimination, particularly those forms
based on race or religion, and immediately—
(A) grant the Ecumenical Patriarchate
appropriate international recognition and
ecclesiastic succession;
(B) grant the Ecumenical Patriarchate the
right to train clergy of all nationalities, not just
Turkish nationals; and
(C) respect the human rights and property
rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate;
(2) pledge to uphold and safeguard religious
and human rights without compromise; and
(3) continue the achievement of processes and
programs to modernize and democratize its society.

Έξαλλοι οι Σκοπιανοί με το νέο ψήφισμα της επιτροπής Εξωτερικών Υποθέσεων των ΗΠΑ

Μετά από τις πρόσφατες δηλώσεις της Ηillary Clinton που προκάλεσαν την έντονη δυσαρέσκεια των Σλάβων της FYROM, οι Αμερικανοί δείχνουν έτοιμοι να πάρουν πιο δραστικά μέτρα με την μείωση της οικονομικής βοήθειας προς τα Σκόπια εφόσον οι Σκοπιανοί συνεχίζουν να είναι ανένδοτοι. .

Σαν να μην έφτανε αυτό, χθες είχαμε την ακροαματική διαδικασία (H.R. 2583) του λεγόμενου Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2012. Στο κείμενο της επιτροπής Εξωτερικών Υποθέσεων των ΗΠΑ, τα Σκόπια αναφέρονται σκέτα ως FYROM (oυτέ καν Fοrmer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) τουλάχιστον 9 φορές!!!!

Στο κείμενο το οποίο, οι Αμερικανοί τους τα… χώνουν κανονικότατα μπορείτε να το διαβάσετε στις σελίδες 52-54, εδώ:


The whole part about FYROM is as follows:

1 Greece has demonstrated an enormous good
will gesture in agreeing that ‘‘Macedonia’’ may be
included in the future name of the Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as long as that
term is combined with a geographic qualifier that
makes it clear that there are no territorial ambitions
on the part of the FYROM with regard to the his-
torical boundaries of the Greek province of Macedonia

2(a)The FYROM continues to utilize materials
that violate provisions of the United Nations-
brokered Interim Agreement between the FYROM and
Greece regarding incendiary rallies, rhetoric, or
propaganda, and United Nations-led negotiations
between the FYROM and Greece have so far failed to
achieve the longstanding goals of the United States
and the United Nations to find a mutually acceptable,
new official name for the FYROM.
(b) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—It is the sense of
Congress that all United States assistance to the FYROM
should be conditioned on the FYROM’s willingness to
engage in meaningful discussions with Greece in accordance
with United Nations Security Council Resolution 817.
(c) LIMITATION.—The Secretary of State may not
use funds authorized to be appropriated under this Act
for programs and activities that directly or indirectly
promote incendiary rallies, rhetoric, or propaganda by state
controlled agencies of the FYROM or encourage acts by
private entities likely to incite violence, hatred, or hostility,
including support for printing and publishing of textbooks,
maps, and teaching aids that may include inaccurate
information on the histories and geographies of Greece and