UN's Ban pushes for name dispute solution

Jul 28, 2012 Full story: SETimes news 23

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told the Macedonian parliament that it is "imperative" the country's long-standing name dispute with Greece be solved.

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Mr Veto

Sydney, Australia

#26 Nov 16, 2012
Bill_Sydney_Aus wrote:
I think both countries have to meet halfway for this name dispute to be solved. I can't see this happening with SAMARAS and GRUEVSKI as both parties are centre right on the political scale and are not interested in negotiating. Even that I do not agree with FYROM using the name Macedonia in any part of their constitutional name, I think the name issue will only be solved if FYROM adopt a geographical qualifier such as Northern/Slav/Skopje Macedonia (which ever one they like), Greece can keep their region named Macedonia or possibly change it to Aegean Macedonia or Ancient Macedonia (Not sure how the greeks will feel about this) and for Bulgaria to change their region name possibly to Pirin Macedonia (again not sure how the Bulgarians will feel about this), All this stupid nonsense from both sides on forums like this which disrespects both sides identities are not constructive. Both sides have to more forward and meet halfway. I also have to point out that from reading most of the forum topics and comments left, the Greek side most times produces facts while the FYROM side usually produces propoganda videos on youtube, just an observation that all.
Skopje to compromise with either Makedardania, Northern Makedonija, Slavillyrian Makedonija, Gorna Makedonija or Makedonillyria.
Athens to compromise with Hellenic Makedonia.
Sofia to compromise with Pirin Makedonia.
peace and love

Norristown, PA

#27 Nov 16, 2012
I like North Macedonia. It's simple and easy but neither side is willing to step up to the plate. Why? Because they have more to gain from the commotion at the expense of all their people.
CANADEZOS

Toronto, Canada

#28 Nov 16, 2012
Bill_Sydney_Aus wrote:
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Why do you worry about Greek history as all evidence is on the side of the Greeks, FYROM are still unable to come up with one piece of evidence linking their current country to that of ancient Macedonians. The ancient Macedonians spread a Hellenic culture. But at the end of the day we don't live in ancient time. The term Macedonia refers to a region. FYROM do not have the exclusive rights to use this name just for themselves. That is why the only solution to this name issue is FYROM adopting a geographical qualifier i.e. Northern/Upper/New/Slavo/Skopj e Macedonia (which ever one they choose), that way everyone in the world can distinguish between FYROM, greek macedonia, and Bulgarian Macedonia. The Greeks do not have to prove anything to the world as all evidence is on their side, all the FYROM side can do is come up with the same old recycled propaganda videos on youtube. All this bullshit name calling from both sides is very juvenile and shows a lack of education on both sides. If you want to be taken seriously and have a proper debate on these sites then stop the bullshit name calling, respect the other side and come up with facts and a solution that meets half way.
THE BULGARIAN SLAVS OF FORMER YUGOSLAVIA HAVE NO RIGHT TO MISAPPROPRIATE THE HELLENIC NAME OF MACEDONIA!IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY THEIR SLAVIC IDENTITY!WHICH HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING HELLENIC AND MACEDONIAN!

*** THIS IS ISSUE IS REALLY UNHEARD==>>HERE WE HAVE PEOPLE OF SLAVIC ORIGIN!WHO BELONG TO THE SLAVIC RACE&SPEAK A SLAVOBULGARIAN DIALECT!WHICH ALSO BELONGS TO THE VERY SAME FAMILY TREE OF ALL THE SLAVIC LANGUAGES!AND SHAMELESSLY THEY ARE CLAIMING HELLENIC NAMES!HELLENIC HEROES&HELLENIC SYMBOLS!WITH THE INTENT TO TO IMPOSE TERRITORIAL CLAIMS ON HELLENIC SOIL!!!!! DO YOU GET THE PICTURE HERE????????WHERE IS THE JUSTICE??????????

**** THE REASON WHY I ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT UNPROVOKED TERRITORIAL CLAIMS CAN ONLY BE SOLVED BY MILITARY MEANS!!

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