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Others, however, chose to join the bandwagon of nationalist fundamentalism. For a long time Greece did not want to mention the Macedonian issue, but now it freely speaks of it. Throughoutthe New Democracy government headed by Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis, with Andonis Samaras as Foreign Minister, pursued the traditional Greek line on Yugoslavia, while coordinating its efforts with the United States and the majority of European Community member countries to ensure the survival of the Yugoslav federation or of a new federal version, minus Slovenia and possibly Croatia.
They found no consensus of views in the two capitals, however Unimpeded by the organs of a tight security state, similar leaflets and graffiti covered walls in various towns of the Republic. One of the creators of the greek strategy regarding the name of Macedonia, Evangelos Kofos, who was for the second time in Skopje, tried to explain the essence of the dispute in the way it is perceived in Athens. When we agree upon the name, then it will be used by everyone and in all occasions.
When, however, the process of dissolution of the old structures in Yugoslavia appeared irreversible, Athens shifted its attention to securing international guarantees against changes to the external borders of the Balkan countries.
November Learn how and when to remove this template message. The inference was clear. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. The debate over that slogan sheds some further light into the gradual formulation of Greek positions during the critical period of — Personal interview with Dimitris Zannas, member of the Macedonian Committee of citizens of Thessaloniki, which organized the mass demonstration of February 14, He holds a Ph.
Learn how and when to remove these template messages. One should bear in mind that Greek reaction over these issues a response to nationalist manifestations across the border in the SRM through —, i.
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Greek assessments and expectations proved wrong on all three counts. In the President of the Hellenic Republic Constantine Stephanopoulos decorated him with the Golden Cross of the Order of Phoenix for his services and all round meritorious work.
Prior to this he had served for over thirty years at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Special Consultant on Balkan Affairs and retired with the rank of ambassador-counselor. This article has multiple issues.
Ten years later, inthe Academy of Athens bestowed on him its Award for the entirety of his scholarly work. Any discussion that did occur was limited to a confined number of academics, journalists, and politicians, centred mainly in Thessalonica 5.
On the other hand, the international community, particularly the EC was expected to be receptive to Greek sensitivities and interests. If it was a territory issue it would have ended by now. Everyone has its own identity.
Kofos is a member of several academic societies and served for many years as Special Counsellor on Balkan affairs in the Ministry of Evzngelos Affairs in Athens.
Walden, To Makedoniko, op. It was in this context that the demonstrating Greeks sought to make it clear, urbi et orbi, that Macedonia i.
Kofou, had been an elected elder of the Greek Community Council in the then Ottoman-held Edessa, responsible for the Greek schools of the region. Certainly, observers with even rudimentary knowledge of Greek and Balkan history and politics could easily detect the misunderstanding over terms. Papandreou as well as by leading members of the New Democracy party.
Sensing that most EC countries were either ignorant of, or indifferent to the intricacies of Balkan issues, with the notable exception of Germany and Italy, the Greek Government turned to Belgrade and Sofia in search of a common approach to the emerging problems in the southern part of the Balkans.
Inhe co-edited with Vlasis Vlasidis the book, Athens-Skopje: In this respect, it is worth reviewing briefly their views. Given the utter confusion reigning kofod Western media at the time of the Yugoslav disintegration, it was no surprise that certain commentators chose to interpret the slogan and the huge public demonstrations that followed in Thessalonica and other Greek cities, as a nationalist Greek move seeking to profit from the chaotic situation in the north in order to advance territorial claims on the neighbouring former Yugoslav republic.
This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat Sakellariou Athens, Ekdotiki Athinon,pp. Please help improve it kocos discuss these issues on the talk page.
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Indeed, those who took the initiative in coining the slogan on the eve of the huge, one million-strong demonstration in Thessalonica, in Februarycould hardly understand that the outside world was more familiar with the Macedonian state of the FSR of Yugoslavia than with the ancient Macedonian kingdom and its boundaries of 24 centuries ago.
Please help by adding reliable sources. Bulgaria was, indeed, too weak to interfere.
Kofou, had been organized in the Resistance in Edessa evangeloa the German occupationuntil his arrest and imprisonment in in a notorious prison camp in Thessaloniki.