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DejaVu
06-12-11, 13:51
Greece was wrong to block Macedonia's bid to join Nato in 2008 because of a row over its name, the International Court of Justice has ruled.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16032198


APPLICATION OF THE INTERIM ACCORD OF 13 SEPTEMBER 1995
(THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA v. GREECE)
http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/142/16827.pdf


(http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16032198)

Yetos
06-12-11, 15:50
The embargo was lifted when Macedonia agreed in 1995 to change its flag and constitution and apply to join international institutions under the name Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, while negotiations continued over the name.
But much to Greece's anger, the country has retained its constitutional name Republic of Macedonia.

source
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16032198

PLUS
Besides the court made clear Greece has the right to ask veto, and is not illefal
the decision is not solving the name problem, nethier gives right to slavic demands on Greek history,

simply makes certain that should go for vote, and there Greece could ask Veto,


from the same source

The majority of Greeks also feel strongly that the term Macedonia is of Hellenic origin, while Macedonians argue it is an integral part of their Slavic identity and they will not accept to change it, our correspondent says.

when slavs enter Balkans?