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· April, 2008

Stories about North Macedonia from April, 2008

Bulgaria, Macedonia: Blog Wars Over History

  10 April 2008

The relations between Bulgaria and Macedonia are no less complex and incomprehensible than those between Greece and Macedonia, although lately the former get less media exposure than the latter. The main problem between Sofia and Skopje is, once again, history. Yavor Mihaylov reviews the opinions of Bulgarian and Macedonian bloggers.

Europe: NATO

  10 April 2008

Greater Surbiton writes about NATO's relations with Russia: “If the NATO powers lack the will to stand up to Russia, it raises the question of what precise purpose NATO serves.” And about NATO and the Greek-Macedonian relations: “Greece has been a very poor member of NATO; it has only about...

Macedonia, Greece: Against “Radicalism”

  9 April 2008

Say: Macedonia speaks up against “radicalism” that seems to be more and more prevalent in the Greek-Macedonian relations: “I wish to condemn any violent form of ‘resolving’ the issue and to ask everybody to cool down, because the problem will stay, and in the meantime the gap between the two...

Turkey: What if Iraq is Split?

Turkish blogger Metin asks “What's in a name?” following Greece's vetoing Macedonia's bid to enter Nato. He also asks: “What if, when the U.S. troops leave Iraq (but not its government), the country is split into three, including Kurdistan. And Turkey finds itself opposing the name Kurdistan, as it realizes...

Macedonia, Greece: Name Dispute and NATO

  3 April 2008

A roundup on the Macedonia-Greece name dispute: Balkan Baby writes that posters in the capital of Macedonia “featuring a customised version of the Greek flag in which the cross […] was replaced with a swastika” did “nothing but shoot Macedonia in the foot”; A Fistful of Euros examines “one of...

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