Friday, December 5, 2008

What is the rightful name of FYR Macedonia?

Australian Macedonian Advisory Council
November 30, 1999

From the outset of FYROM's independence, Greece declared it had no claims on FYROM's territory. Greece's only serious grievance was, and still is, the use by FYROM of the name "Macedonia" and its derivatives.

Greece has already compromised by accepting the name "Macedonia" in the Interim Accord of 1995 (Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia). Skopje must understand Greece's sensitivity on this issue, because for more than fifty years the name problem has always been used as a pretext to create a 'United Macedonia' (originally under Yugoslavia).

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