20th March 2011
On Monday 21st March 2011 through to Wednesday 30th March 2011 the last public hearing process of the case between FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and Greece will take place at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. The FYROM accuses Greece of breaching the terms of the Interim Agreement signed by the two countries under the auspices of the UN in 1995 ()
. The procedure at the ICJ, can be divided into two parts:
The first round of talks begins on the 21st – 22nd March in which they will hear oral communications from FYROM and 24th – 25th March from Greece. The hearing will be completed in the second round of talks on the 28th March from FYROM and on the 30th March and from Greece.
The documents submitted by the two states remain unpublished until the 21st March 2011.
Provided below is photographic evidence of some of the continued violations of the Interim Accord of 1995 by official government bodies in FYROM:
- FYROM President Ivanov hosting talks with the Vergina flag, which took place in his own office
- In official events like the anniversary of the death of Nikola Karev, the Sun of Vergina can be seen on a plaque in the background
- The now infamous photograph of the Prime Minister of FYROM, Nikola Gruevski placing a wreath in front of an irredentist map of a ‘United
- The Vergina Sun present yet again at official government sponsored festivals as illustrated in the following photograph:
- The Foreign Minister of FYROM Antonio Milososki with his son waving the Vergina Flag at a FYROM basketball game
- The Former FYROM Foreign Minister
- The former Mayor of FYROM with the official FYROM basketball team
- Former and current members of the FYROM Government
- Official Ministry of Sports in FYROM
The photos viewed above are strong evidence on the continuous violation of the leadership in FYROM against the set conditions of Interim Agreement. These violations allow Greece to terminate the agreement at any time (which Greece has not out of good faith), as the agreement clearly states abstinence from all forms of propaganda and requires on-going negotiations on the naming dispute. Quite clearly, violations as shown above taint FYROM’s attempt to be seen as a progressive, mature country that is ready for EU and NATO accession.
translated from: http://history-of-macedonia.com/2011/03/18/paraviasi-endiamesi-symfonia-skopianoi/
Want more of this? See these Posts:
The Greece-FYROM 1995 Interim Accord
FYROM and Greece: Preconditions for an agreement of lasting peace and good neighborly relations.
FYROM: The implementation of the Ohrid Framework Agreement, the judiciary and the public administration reforms, still leave a lot to be desired.
A Provocative Gesture by Đorđe Ivanov, the New President of FYROM: Brazen Violation of the Interim Accord
FYROM: Gruevski on his way to Australia