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Linkspam for 26-5-2009

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unwholesome_fen
May. 26th, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC)
The Macedonia name dispute has to be one of the most surreal ever. Can't Greece just veto (FY)R of Macedonia from EU entry if it doesn't change its name? But to get into the EU wouldn't Macedonia have to renounce any territorial claims on other EU members even if it does secretly have such ambitions?
yea_mon
May. 26th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
Can't Greece just veto (FY)R of Macedonia from EU entry if it doesn't change its name?

Can't Greece just grow up instead?
nwhyte
May. 26th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
The Macedonia name dispute has to be one of the most surreal ever.

Indeed.

Can't Greece just veto (FY)R of Macedonia from EU entry if it doesn't change its name?

Under the 1995 agreement between the two countries, Greece promised not to veto Macedonian membership of any international organisation if it was sought as FYROM; but then they went ahead and blocked them from NATO last year, so you are right.

But to get into the EU wouldn't Macedonia have to renounce any territorial claims on other EU members even if it does secretly have such ambitions?

Macedonia has renounced its territorial claims anyway, repeatedly, over the years, including changing its constitution and its flag to accommodate Greek sensitivities. One could make the same demands of any EU member (or potential EU member)!
unwholesome_fen
May. 26th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
So Greece is just being a schoolyard bully really.
matgb
May. 26th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
Yay, it worked.

I find editing it afterwards to turn off auto-formatting is good, strips the extraneous linebreaks out (if your server supports it you can turn them off automatically but mine doesn't so I can't recall how) and lets you fix the dodgy characters—you might need to tell LJ that it's in ISO instead of Unicode, Delicious uses ISO output for some reason.
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