Category Archives: English

Presentation at the Victorian Sister Cities Forum

I had the pleasure and the honour to participate as a keynote speaker at a forum dealing with developing and improving the networking of local governments in Victoria with foreign cities. The event took place on July 18 at the … Continue reading

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Yes to “North Macedonia”

          It appeared in print and on the online version of Kathimerini on June 20, 2018. SUMMARY The present compromise with FYROM, while making concessions on issues relating to ethnicity and language, is likely to improve substantially the existing … Continue reading

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Why a name deal with FYROM must be erga omnes

It appeared in print and on the online version of Kathimerini on May 16, 2018. SUMMARY The terms “Macedonia” and “Macedonian” have de facto come to refer mostly to (people from) FYROM. The reason is that national identities tend to supersede … Continue reading

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How to achieve a viable solution between Greece and FYROM

SUMMARY The only viable, long-term solution to the name issue is a compromise that (i) sufficiently differentiates between the two peoples, (ii) respects the fact that each side claims a Macedonian identity, but should not monopolize it, and (iii) has … Continue reading

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How FYROM Became a Victim of its Own Aggression

SUMMARY The present article challenges the false, albeit fairly common view that casts Greece as an obstinate aggressor and FYROM as an underdog and a victim.  Instead, the article argues that FYROM has been a victim of its own aggression, … Continue reading

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