Stories about North Macedonia from March, 2008
Macedonia, Greece: More on the Name Dispute
More on the Macedonia-Greece name dispute – at Halfway Down the Danube and Foreign Policy Blog.
Macedonia: The Government's “Un-Collapse”
Douglas Muir of A Fistful of Euros reports that Macedonia's government has “un-collapsed.” Also, he feels that “the Macedonia name issue is so stupid that it’s almost physically painful to write about it.”
The Balkans: NATO
Balkan Baby writes about George W. Bush's upcoming Central and Eastern European tour, the NATO Summit, and the Balkan states’ “quest to join NATO.”
The Balkans: John McCain
Greater Surbiton has “no doubt that the interests of South East Europe would be better served by John McCain as president than by either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.”
Macedonia: A Primer on Politics
A Fistful of Euros posts “a brief primer on Macedonian politics.”
Macedonia: Name Change to Enter NATO, EU?
Ever since Macedonia became independent from Yugoslavia in 1991, its name has been the subject of a bitter dispute with its southern neighbor, Greece. Greece claims that the use of “Republic of Macedonia,” as Macedonia calls itself in its constitution, not only violates Greece's historic cultural claim to the name, but also implies a territorial claim to the northern Greek province of Macedonia. Elia Varela Serra reviews bloggers' responses to the issue.
Greece, Macedonia: More on the Name Conflict
Balkan Baby writes about the the conflict between Greece and the neighboring country known as “Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, New Macedonia, Upper Macedonia, Slavo-Macedonia, Nova Makedonija, Macedonia (Skopje), Vardar Republic, FYROM, Republika Makedonija–Skopje, Republika Makedonia or Republic of Skopje.” (Also, there's a lively...