Category Archives: English

A sober assessment of the FYROM referendum outcome

It appeared online in Kathimerini on October 4, 2018. According to the results of the recent referendum in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on its name deal with Greece, out of a total of about 661 thousand votes, 91.5 percent … Continue reading

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FYROM’s referendum: where it will be truly won or lost

It appeared online in Kathimerini on September 28, 2018. Only a couple of days remain until Sunday’s referendum in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia regarding the so-called Prespes agreement. In my opinion, the results of a recent poll by Market … Continue reading

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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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