UMD Expresses Disappointment Over “Northern Macedonia” Statement by EC Vice President Barrot

 
 

 

 

OI FYROMian’s κάνουν πως δεν  θέλουν το  Northern Macedonia!!

UMD Expresses Disappointment Over “Northern Macedonia” Statement by EC Vice President Barrot

 
Friday, 05 June 2009
 
June 5, 2009, Washington, D.C. – The United FYROMacedonian Diaspora (UMD) today expressed strong disappointment towards the statement of European Commission Vice President Jacques Barrot, during which he referred to the Republic of FYROMacedonia as “Northern Macedonia.” 

During a press conference over visa liberalization policies towards the western Balkans, Mr. Barrot began listing the states that would be affected by proposed changes to EU policy.  Among these states was “Northern Macedonia.” 

“It is puzzling to me that Mr. Barrot would mention the name of a non-existent entity during a discussion over visa liberalization policy.  One can only assume that he was in fact, referring to the Republic of FYROMacedonia, and if so, then his utterance of a name proposed as a “solution” to the name dispute between Greece and FYROMacedonia during an official function seriously undermines the impartiality of the European Union vis-à-vis the United Nations’-sponsored negotiations between Greece and FYROMacedonia, and more importantly brings into question the European Union’s respect for the historic and democratically-confirmed name of the Republic of FYROMacedonia,” said UMD president Metodija A. Koloski.

UMD expects clarification and an apology from Mr. Barrot for his misstatement.  Furthermore, UMD urges the Macedonian government to demand an explanation.

“Mr. Barrot’s statement is unfortunate and offensive to FYROMacedonians worldwide.  While I sincerely hope that it was a simple mistake, he should publicly acknowledge his misstatement and apologize for it.  It is by virtue of these types of gaffes that diplomatic precedent is set.  As we are all aware with the current name dispute, once certain precedents are set, they are very difficult to undo,” added UMD Director of Policy Planning Boban Jovanovski.

The United FYROMacedonian Diaspora firmly rejects any efforts by persons or entities to rename the Republic of FYROMacedonia.  It is our view that the name of a nation state is an inextricable element of its sovereignty. 

UMD

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Comments
Ria says:

Wraia einai ayta pou les, alla nomizw oti den dexontai oute ton ethnotiko prosdiorismo. To Slavomakedonia/Slavomakedones afhnei eksw tous Alvanous kai tis alles ethnotikes omades pou zoune sth xwra tous…Ase pou thewroune kai oti to Slavo- tous meiwnei…

eismakedon says:

To sigouro einai pws ta nea kai boreia Makedonia den lynoun to provlima, kai to provlima einai o alytrotismos, pou mporei ohi simera, alla se kapoia hronia mporei na anoixei alla provl;imata kia na anapsei alles foties sta pantote euflekta Balkania.
To ean einai North i New, kai parameinei Makedonia, panta tha afinei parathyro sto na klaigontai gia tin Palia i tin Notia Makredonia pou tous anoikei.cI lysi einai onoma ethnokathoritiko, opws Slabomakedones, Slabomakedonia, klp. Auto einai kai pou exassalizei tin apokopi tous apo ton kormo tou Boulgarismou, pou tosa deina prosfere stous Makedopnes tou 20ou Aiona.
Ean gianoun Slavomakedonia, kai me glossa Slavomakedoniki, ti problima ehoume? Se ti mas symfainrei se emas na leme oti i topiki tous dialektos einai Slavomakedoniki Glossa? Oi Boulgaroi, nai to katalavaino, emneis omos?
Ara, o geographikos prosdiorismos gia ton opoio koptomatse einai pantelos eilithios, monon o ethnotikos prosdiorismos mas symfainrei, symfairei kai se autous, pou kratane kati makedoniko, apoktoun ontotita ethniki autonomi, kai tous kovetai fysika o havas gia tin “notia” kai “archaia, i palia” Makedonia.
Ean thelisoun na milisoun meta gia alytrotismo, kanoume kai ena demop[sifisma, posoi einai oi Slavomakedones sta meri mas, kai posoi einai oi Ellines kai Vlahoi sta meri tous, kai meta milame me arithmous. Emeis oi makedones eimaste 2.5 ekatomyria, as vgoun osoi theloun poi filoskopianoi edw, oi arithmoi ochrioun mprosta stous Ellines. Antistoiha, anoigoun mpela sto kefali tous me tous Ellines kai Ellinovlahous ton Skopiw\on. Antistrefontai oi oroi , kai LYNETAI TO THEMA!
To provlima einai epomenos na peisoume to Athenokentriko systima na engataleipsei ton geografiko prosdiorismo…