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Cyberstalked: Cari Lea Farver

True Crime Brewery

03:18 min | Last month

Cyberstalked: Cari Lea Farver

"Because we like to do that we do so carries parents were Nancy and denny. And they fell in love with Nancy's just nineteen years old and then he was twenty one. They got married in nineteen seventy then in nineteen, seventy, two, their son Adam was born. Followed by Carey in nineteen seventy four. Nancy chose Adams name. So then he was to choose Carrie's name. Nancy wanted to name their daughter Kelly. Yes but after Kerry, well, yeah I guess Danny had seen this young girl singer on the Johnny Carson show I think it was really liked her thought she was talented and like the name Kerry. But then he changed the spelling to see a R. I Which I guess. Kind of. Plagued Carey in her youth because everyone was always misspelling her name. You gotta be careful with that. Right you do and this is before there were so many made up spellings like there are now me now you know that they're going to have special spellings of the kids names a lot of the time whatever whatever name you pick. Yeah exactly. The double E. The L. G. H. You know. All different variations, but anyway, Kerry had a hard time with people. Either mispronouncing or misspelling her name because of that. These were young kids when they got married they didn't have a lot of money at least early on. Danny work two jobs. And then finally he got a good paying position as an insurance actuary. This folks actually make pretty good money. Nancy was a skilled secretary. She is always organized and efficient. But like a lot of young marriages, it didn't last. So and Adam was four and can carry with eighteen months. Old Appearance got divorced. Adam maintain a close relationship with his father. Kerry was young when the divorce happened. So she was closer to her mother. But then he was a good father and carry visited him often as she got older. In nineteen seventy nine Nancy had been on her own for three years and it had been nine years since she had spoken to her high school sweetheart mark rainy. Nancy and mark were children together and their parents were really good friends. So in their parents would get together when they were kids Nancy and mark would play together along with their siblings. Now, once she was in junior high nancy began to notice mark romantically and he was one year ahead of her in school, but they continued to see each other. Nancy was shy and mark was the class clown and they were a couple from the time. She was fourteen until she completed high school. They used to go out on double dates go to concerts dances the whole nine yards. Yard then she met Denny and dump them right or are they broken up before I know of it was that simple? I mean, they attended different colleges. So mark was an art major in Missouri and Nancy went to business school in des, Moines Iowa, and that's where she met Denny. So I wouldn't say she dumped mark. You know that kind of thing happens that does yeah. So by the summer of Nineteen seventy-nine, Nancy had been a single mom for a while. And when she is invited to a friend's wedding back in her hometown of Macedonia.

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Serbia-Kosovo talks 'back on track

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:22 min | 2 months ago

Serbia-Kosovo talks 'back on track

"Now Serbia has refused to recognize Kosovo's statehood since Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in two thousand and eight, nearly a decade after a very bloody war dialogue between Belgrade and Prishtina began in two thousand eleven, producing some thirty agreements most of them, though a not observed, but after talks broke down a couple of years ago, the parties are communicating again with both the EU and the US weighing in well for more I'm joined by James, Kara Lindsay who's visiting professor at the NFC and author of the politics of recognition and engagement, e you, member-state relations with Kosovo James Let's begin with the US involvement. Where do we stand with this? Well. There was a lot of excitement that the united. States was getting involved in this process a couple of years ago. There was a sense Washington really wants it's gets are. Big International Agreement. This was going to be one of trump's moments of glory. That was going to get reelected. And so there was a lot of activity that was going on. By the United States role, the separate from the e U process switch continuing as you've noted since two thousand eleven. But recently it's basically collapsed in this collapse for number of reasons one because they would charges brought against the presidents of Kosovo. For War Crimes but also I think that we just up against the clock in the United States Rick. Grenell the US ambassador to Germany, who was handling this? It looks like he's going to be very involved in trump's reelection campaign, and as we know it less than four months to go before the US election. I, think the latest sellings way hand over to Europe is saying look I've. Got To be dealing with now, so the ball is very very certainly back in the European court now and there was a video summit on Friday chaired by the the the Cherry double-act Merckel macron. What what transpired? The the problem as Well. There's a whole range of problems. As again as you noted as being a range of agreements have been put in place over the past, a number of years most which haven't really been observed, but there's also been deep divisions within the European Union about what they want. Now there's been a number of proposals being coming forward a nice been suggestions that the President Sukasto vote and Serbia. Actually at one point very close to a deal, but controversially that would include some so the territorial swap and we know that Germany in actual fact Britain as well a very very opposed to this. The. Americans on the other hand seem to be open to the idea although they seem to be a rowing buckle now now. I'm so the probably essentially have is that we need a big picture secondments here and the Europeans have been pressing so small normalization agreements, which is all very well and good boots. As I'm saying I worked Cypress pathetic years, and these small agreements, a justice difficult to get into place, and even more typical in many ways to implement than actually spending time focusing on a big picture final deal, and so I think this is the real question about half now. Is it going to be back to try to get these piecemeal agreements that don't really work or all week in the focus on the big picture? Final settlements. Will really put this issue behind both Kosovo. and Serbia and of course that question becomes very urgent, because it looks as if the leaders of Serbia in Kosovo will meet face to face in Brussels later this week. Yes I'm I mean to be honest with you? I don't think anyone's really expecting that. We can see any big breakthroughs now. and I again. I'm I'm very very skeptical that you're really even knows what it wants. the IT could be a return to these sort of. These small bitsy talks which you don't get me wrong. These are important things that needs to be doubts which will make long foot for people in costumes survey much better. But like a Lotta people a my view is the you sold. If they were the big picture deal, anyway and so what you're doing is many ways wasting time on energy block treasurer on all these trying to get these small agreements, which in the end don't really get implemented because that fundamental big picture agreement so. I I think the big problem here is that it's it's. Europe's coming at the wrong way. I mean Europe officials as saying that resolution is the only way that Serbia and Kosovo seek to become members of the EU. Do you think that that's a big enough incentive? Well. I mean I. Get sent certainly in Kosovo there is. A growing realization something needs to be done so often. Votes Clayton dependency. The was that we go from. There was a we've got. The Americans behind US rebuilt the British the French recalled Germans. They're going to go out and tell. The world recognized Kosovo and in the first few years. That seems to be what was happening and we got to a point where about one, hundred ten or hundred thirteen of the one hundred ninety three members of the UN recognized. Kosovo But Russia and China refuse to recognize it, so that prevents full you and membership, but what we've seen in the past couple of years is Serbia's lobbied countries to withdraw that recognition of Kosovo is now recognized about ninety seven countries so I think in Prishtina this realization if we want to join the UN if we want to be a normal, fully accepted country on the world stage, we've got to reach a final deal with Belgrade. What is it that we? We can offer Belgrade. The Belgrade might be willing to accept. The trump is what it sink. President Sanctuary was willing to offer Belgrade's. The German said No. We're not willing to allow it to go that far because if you stop changing borders between Serbian, Kosovo. Even if this is consensual, you'll not problems north Macedonia and Bosnia so we we have a fundamental problem here of how we're going to deal with something that frankly speaking could be dealt with sally easily. If, there was sort of coincidence abuse amongst the Americans, the Europeans, subs and the Kosovo Albanians James. Thank you very much? Indeed, that's James Collins.

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Top Stories From The Balkans

Monocle 24: The Briefing

04:34 min | 3 months ago

Top Stories From The Balkans

"We're going to get around above stories making news in the Balkans now I'm joined to buy our correspondence in the region at guide to Lauraingraham. Good afternoon to you. You are in the Slovenian capital. What is happening there? While we're opening up a bet here, marcus in fact, as Britain is going in the direction of putting arrivals and quarantine fourteen days, which is caused a great deal of Cathal over there. I'm here in Slovenia it's exactly the opposite. The country's just opened up. To arrivals from fourteen other European countries, and that's ranging from Switzerland to Iceland and Germany the Baltics, and that's in addition to its neighbours, Croatia Hungary and Austria. Restrictions on rivals from those places had already been lifted Italy those going to have to wait for a little while, but probably for about a week longer, and it's very bad news coming from north Macedonia Marcus, it's a compulsory fourteen day quarantine arriving from that, and that's because of a recent increase in a number of covid nineteen cases. Luckily I'm not coming from us. Part of the world's continuing to the neighboring country Croatia. What's making headlines over there now? We'd like railway journey Sony Marcus on Monocle, twenty, four and I. This is warm, which sounds to me? Like a railway journey that that I'd like to make, and it's one from the Czech Republic through to the Croatian coast, and this is being run by the Czech railway operator regular I think you pronounce it regular jet. Should we go with that? And they are running trains that I think we'll go with that the plan anyway as whatever they could they. However you pronounce that they're going to be running night. Trains from the Czech Republic from Prague directly through to the Croatian coast to be precise, the city of the reactor, which is actually one of the European capitals of culture this year, and from they'll be able to get connections to any of your coastal destinations, and this is a big deal. It's a big. Big Deal for people in the Czech Republic because eight hundred thousand of them every year. Go on holiday in Croatia apparently, the the advertising in in the Czech. Republic refers to Croatia as aw coast so quite proprietorial about it. They are number seven in terms of tourist arrivals in Croatia, so it's not an exaggeration, really but it's also a big deal for Croatia. Because twenty percent of their GDP is generated by tourism I'm said they're going to have to. Find ways of getting people from places like the Czech Republic that key tourism markets. If that is salvage any kind of a summer season at all, and this is exactly the when people are talking about corona corridors between countries which have low infection rates of which. Croatia and the Czech Republic A to well I think that A. Colorado, because let's face it this. This trains conjugate three tunnels Marcus that raw appeals to me I in terms of both an elegant solution and the word play, and the fact that it'll. Be a very beautiful train journey. If you can see if it's not to. Dock sounds very promising. Let's continue our tour next to L.. The obeyed and authorities are facing legal action. Tell us more about that. into the on this is over the the controversial demolition of the national. Theatre building in Tirana now. This happened last month. After years of protest in the middle of the night, the early hours of a Sunday morning the authorities just moved in and knocked down the National Theatre. More or less said it's done now. Everybody move on well surprise prize. Everybody hasn't moved on. There's a group which call themselves the Alliance for the protection of the National Theatre well. Maybe they should think about changing their name been the not changing their caused that. filing legal action against a number of municipal officials who were involved with voting to demolish the theater, the also again for the the head of the National Inspectorate for the protection of territory, and it's also been going for civil engineer who said that the the building was not safe, and therefore should be demolished as it's already got one hundred thousand signatures from. From people who say they won't be the Old National Theatre to be recreated on the site of of where it was was. The authorities are planning on installing a nice, shiny new national fair to that. It sounds like we have to do a chicken with you guy about this story soon again when we get new developments. That was Monaco's get logging joining us from Lubiana.

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Utah Government Poised To Decriminalize Polygamy

All Things Considered

02:37 min | 7 months ago

Utah Government Poised To Decriminalize Polygamy

"And we will head to Utah now where they are poised to effectively decriminalize polygamy between consenting adults a bill greatly reducing penalties for polygamy is close to passing the state legislature and the governor has signaled his support Macedonia Hudson from member station KUER in Salt Lake City reports the state has a long and complicated history with the practice the bill marks the charge for consensual polygamy it down from a felony to an infraction essentially the same as a traffic ticket but when polygamy is linked to charges such as child abuse kidnapping would become a second degree felony the bill sponsor Republican senator deter Henderson says prosecutors tell her the current law is difficult to enforce and rarely is she also says it deterrence abuse victims from going to the police when we create a situation where there's a lot of isolation and marginalization in these isolated insular communities that's where a lot of the problems can really escalate polygamy used to be legal before Utah became a state in the eighteen nineties and was openly practiced by members of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints says Lindsey Hansen park with the sandstone education foundation which researches fundamentalist Mormonism as their practice got more notoriety the federal government caramelized it so Mormons had to make a lot of compromises in in eighteen ninety they officially abandoned the practice a lot of people don't realize that the statehood of Utah was dependent on Mormons abandoning the practice of polygamy although the state criminalize it and the church started excommunicating people who practiced at an estimated forty thousand Utahns lived in polygamous families in nineteen ninety eight Hanson park says many of those polygamist communities are not abusive but some are and the leaders use the current law to scare members from reporting abuse they are taught from an early age that if they come forward and they get help that they're putting their not just our entire family in jeopardy but their entire community in jeopardy and so a lot of people don't get help they don't trust outsiders they don't trust the government but some former members say the current law I helped them escape abusive communities like the fundamentalist church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints the leader of that sect is a convicted sex offender and currently serving a life sentence in Texas Henderson's bill has passed the state Senate and house with overwhelming support and heads back to the Senate for final legislative approval the governor has signaled that he'll sign the bill for NPR news I'm Sonya Hopson

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Utah Government Poised To Decriminalize Polygamy

All Things Considered

00:22 sec | 7 months ago

Utah Government Poised To Decriminalize Polygamy

"And we will head to Utah now where they are poised to effectively decriminalize polygamy between consenting adults a bill greatly reducing penalties for polygamy is close to passing the state legislature and the governor has signaled his support Macedonia Hudson from member station KUER in Salt Lake City reports the state has a long and complicated history with the

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Croatia's ruling conservatives to analyze loss of presidency

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:40 min | 9 months ago

Croatia's ruling conservatives to analyze loss of presidency

"And Croatia's former Prime Minister Zoran on Novic won his country's presidential elections this weekend. The center-left candidate beat the defending center-right incumbent Kalinda grubber Qatar in a second-round round runoff. Mr Milinovic takes the reins just as Croatia takes on the rotating presidency of the European Union at the time of huge change within the EU. So so how will he manageable. This Guy Delone ISM is multiples Balkans correspondent and I'm delighted to say. He joins me on the line now. A guy a very warm welcome. Tell us about this new the president that Croatia has yeah. He's not exactly a newcomer to Croatian politics. He's not a fresh face by any means. He was actually Prime Minister for five years between twenty one ten and two thousand fifteen when he was at that point the leader of the Social Democrat Party And he was emptied out in two thousand fifteen hundred along with his government. Ostensibly I think because he the Presided over the bulk of never ending recession and it lasted for six years this recession. Although he was at pains to point out during the presidential debate that during during his last quarter in power as prime minister of Croatia had started to grow again economically speaking. You know you described him. As centre-left you describe. Kalinda Gra Qatada which is as a centre right. These things are all relative in Croatian politics. you you have both sides appealing at these nationalist tendencies save which have still existed even despite the fact that Croatia achieved its independence during the homeland war of the Nineteen Ninety S. They still think it's A. It's a winner to to drum up nationalist rhetoric. And we certainly saw Mr Milosevic and also script Qatada Mitch doing that during the campaign. Indeed I mean many people were quite surprised the fact that Kalinda grab architectural which has lost the election given the fact that she was extremely popular in so many ways. And also talking about the populist and nationalist point of view many remember her the World Cup final in two thousand eighteen when she was closing cozying up Vladimir Putin. And that's quite a statement to make who can forget those scenes When Kalinda quarterback Catava gloriously decked out in the checkable Jersey of of of Croatia during the World Cup final? As I recall she didn't have an umbrella but some I'm funky was holding an umbrella over over Putin's had but she looks absolutely delighted with the fact Croatia we're in the final and creations enjoyed the fact that not only their country's footballers footballer's but also their country's head of state regaining such an international profile. And you saw many profiles of Qatada in the international press after after that she certainly gained international attention and that was a big boost to her personal popularity For a long while and for much of last year you would have said that she'd be a shoo-in career election because you've really got to do something hitting quite unfortunate in order to lose the presidency and Croatia because it isn't a role the tolls a lot of executive power by any means means it's really a figurehead slash ceremonial role. But she made some missteps. And I think the key one among them was she made some sort of alliance with the mayor of Zagreb Millan Bandage Pitch. Who is currently on trial for corruption? Not the first time that's happened to him and needs to be said. And if there's one thing that voters in Croatia a sensitive about it's the idea idea of politicians troughing it at their expense and that seems to be in the biggest misstep which hit her popularity that she was in second place in in the first round of this. The presidential election to Mr Milosevic many people thought hoover up the right wing votes in in the second round. But it seems that wasn't the case against Milosevic assuming the presidency and a k next month I think as you said the largely ceremonial role but he does have influence when it comes to foreign policy and defense and security plus last Wednesday. Croatia took up the reins in terms of being the The EU presidency. It's assumed the six-month rotating position and has described itself. Is it being a historic event CRATIA and the most difficult test of its maturity since independence. That's an enormous job. I think that's actually Ahah comment because the issue we've seen had highlighted during the presidential campaign is the two candidates still hawking back to the nineteen ninety s and there was a think tank here in Slovenia which was looking at the issue and it said that the the both candidates were trying to prove which was the biggest Croat. And that's that's rather problematic when you think this is now almost thirty years on from the country's independence it's twenty five years on from the end of the homeland wars. They call it in Croatia unless still trying to prove who's more Croat than the other. The country needs to move beyond that and taking on the presidency of the European Union. Even if it's only for six months is a chance to show that it can be bigger than that and it does have an excellent opportunity to show that it can put all of these ethnic and regional squabbles. Behind it because of course the question of the expansion of the European Union into the Western Balkans is a really big live issue. Both Serbia and Montenegro are in membership negotiations. Albania north Macedonia would dearly like to be and would be were it not for manual macron. Vetoing them a couple of months ago so Croatia really doesn't have an opportunity here to stand up and say it'll be better for all of us in this region and in Europe as a whole if we he gets on the right track with these negotiations. This is the K. Isn't it guy the fact that when you do assume the EU presidency. You almost have to put your national interest to one side and thinking linkin terms of the greater good of the block. How capable do you think Croatia will be in trying this this task given the fact that it's issues of populism listen? Nationalism Migration border control a such a sticky issue for them. I don't want to make Zora Milosevic out to be an angel. He isn't he's he said. A nasty things about Serbia. Bosnia and Croatia has been locked in a border dispute with Slovenia a decades now However the fact that people wanted to vote for him him who is as we settle sensibly centre-left rather than Kalinda robot Qatada? He was supported by a right-wing Nationalist Party the party which founded Croatia the HD Zad that may be indicates that the voters think that they need to do something else. Now that this would be optimistic slammed on this it has to be said but perhaps people are thinking well. It is now time to move beyond that. The the arguments the politics and the ethnic arguments of the nineteen ninety s and try something different so so she would be optimistic in the New Year to think of Croatia moving in that direction. Why not thank you very much? Indeed guide

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The Latest: Earthquake in Albania felt across the region

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 10 months ago

The Latest: Earthquake in Albania felt across the region

"A strong earthquake has hit Albania in Eastern Europe with the six dead on three hundred injured the magnitude six point four quake which struck early had an epicenter at nineteen miles northwest of the capital Tirana at a depth of twelve miles Albania's president says the situation closest to the epicenter is very dramatic no effort to being done to take people out of ruined buildings meanwhile the defense ministry says a number of bodies have been found in the rubble experts say the quake would have been filled by around ten million people in Montenegro Italy north Macedonia Greece and Bulgaria as well as Albania I'm Charles de Ledesma

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EU failure to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia condemned

AP 24 Hour News

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

EU failure to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia condemned

"European Union leaders failed to agree on launching membership negotiations with Albania on north Macedonia in a back tracked the could risk inflaming the volatile Balkans region the two countries had expected to begin negotiations on joining the block a process which could take several years French president Emmanuel macron went allow any new countries into the A. you until it's in large print procedures have been improved while the Netherlands supposes Albania's candidacy and disputes the commission's

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Global Market Update

Bloomberg Daybreak

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Global Market Update

"In Asian markets ended mixed overnight the Nikkei Japan rose three tenths of one percent the hang sang in Hong Kong down two tenths of one percent in Chinese CSI three hundred ending half of one percent lower European markets seeing modest gains today in thin trading right now the footsie in London is up just fractionally the CAC in Paris up one tenth of one percent the dachshund Germany of nearly two tenths of one percent economic interior and foreign ministers from six Balkan nations hoping to join the European Union met today with their you counterparts in Warsaw Poland to discuss becoming full members of the block those nations are Montenegro Serbia north Macedonia Albania Bosnia and

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Europe's Balkan dilemma

FT World Weekly

14:18 min | 1 year ago

Europe's Balkan dilemma

"Today, we're looking at the Balkans, an area that dominated international attention twenty years ago after the wars in Bosnia and Kossovo. But it slipped from the headlines in recent years. Joining me to discuss the region, and at some certain prospects are the T euro penatta, Ben home, an Fokin correspondent, Valerie Hopkins. Ben the F T this morning described the Balkans as the most volatile region in Europe. Why would he say that? Because historically, it has been a region that has been full tired of by competing power blocks. You know, the ultimate empire the Austro-Hungarian empire the Russian empire and that has left kind of overlapping, national, and ethnic and religious divisions. And we are still living with the legacy of that, and sort of overlaid by an incomplete transition to democracy and the rule of law after communism and. Then probably on top of all of that you have corruption. It's deeply rooted. So Ben before we continue. Let's just define the region. How big is it? And how significant so we're talking about the western Balkans region roughly twenty million people about the population of the Netherlands, but with a really tiny economy, about the size of Slovakia's. And we're talking about Serbia Montenegro Bosnia Herzegovina Albania, north Macedonia, and Kosovo, of course. So it's a pretty small number of people with a pretty small combined GDP. It's not significant, but it's always been a source of instability as we've known for the last century. Valerie, Ben referred to this as a kind of incomplete process and some of the countries in the regions, maybe all of them have hurt. The delta Modeste nation will be joining the EU I'm thinking, particularly of north Macedonian Albanian, but they're finding very hard. Yes. Well, that's true. They've been hoping to join but also the e u has been hoping for them to join I mean for the first time this was articulated in two thousand three in there. I e you some. In Thessaloniki, all of the countries of the western Balkans were promised a credible path to accession we're given unequivocal support from the Member States and one year ago after north miss Adonia and underwent quite comprehensive changes north Macedonia, to its name, and two other reforms and L Bainian committing to a very onerous judicial reform were promised that they would get a green light this year. And as we saw yesterday that decision was punted again, for a couple of months, at least until October and from their point of view, how much of a disastrous. Well, it's quite a big disaster. I mean, enormous Adonia which recently changed its name in order to end a decades long conflict with Greece over their name, which Athens believed implied territorial desire over the Greek region of the same name, the whole public support for the agreement and public support for the government is riding on the guarantees towards progress towards the EU that are written into that. So north Macedonia, has moved forward in terms of its NATO membership. Several countries, I think, have already ratified the NATO accession protocol for them. But, you know, the European Union membership is what the public really wants and at a certain point, it may become untenable for the leaders of the country to stay in power if they can't deliver on what was promised them, and that would be a disaster for them. And for Europe. Yeah. Mean Ben you've been pretty critical of the youth decision. What's the argument for saying the eaves being sources that it had a unique? Novo paternity to put these two countries move firmly on the path of judgement. EU rules values and sort of binding them into the EU orbit, we have to remember that sort of enlargement process. If you just put aside the various problems that we've experienced over the is in the grand sweep of history. It's been a remarkable success for the EU it stabilized the region, it's brought prosperity and it's dissolved the division between eastern western Europe and the argument just to recap for those who don't totally recall took the EU from what fifteen countries to now. Twenty eight to twenty eight. Yeah. And so, in argument is probably the most effective European Union foreign policy, and it has helped put countries on the right path, and stabilize democracy and promote reform and promote the rule of law. But perhaps there are now plenty of people in the EU think we've reached the end of that process and the legacy problems from previous enlargements have come back to haunt the EU. Maybe the enlargement the accession process was not rigorous. Enough. And so now there are plenty of people who are having second thoughts about it. Yeah. And I mean just to play devil's advocate, I suppose if you are European politician, you will say, well, sure the future of these countries matters, but as he was saying Elliott's twenty million people in the, you have the rise of populists across Europe and places like France, the Netherlands, Britain's voted for Brexit. And it doesn't appear that accession to countries like, oh, near is popular. So perhaps that wise, not to do it quite possibly. But I mean, I think the calculation has to be how long can you keep these countries on the path to accession without ever actually giving them accession at the end of the day? And that solvency something that the EU has tried with Turkey and it's backfired arguably spectacularly, although you could also blame premise, Erta one, perhaps originally topper one for the kind of backsliding in democracy, and the sort of drift away from the European mainstream, in Turkey, but I mean that is clearly the calculation it would be good for Europe if. If Albany could be put on the path to membership even if it never actually meets the criteria to join fully, and you mentioned Obama. Valerie back from there. Give us a description of where the country is in terms of its economy, and its politics because when I was growing up out, mania was like the most isolated place. It was North Korea Europe. And the idea that it might even be close to joining the paean union in some ways, seems miraculous. Well, indeed, it is. And it's quite far off. But I think, you know, to build on what Ben said many Member States have grown tired of the process and have learned that they need to impose further and further restrictions. We see that many of the countries that have joined in recent decades still have problems with their judicial systems. So we're talking countries like Romania Bulgaria, yes, Hungary. If I may say, so the conditions and the demands that Brussels and the Member States have made on countries, which are hoping to join have actually become much more onerous Albania, my story that I did while I was in Toronto was about the extremely onerous. Writing process that all judges, and prosecutors are being subjected to which has left. The country's supreme court with only two judges. One of them I think is being vetted this week. So it may have only one judge so far, only one judge survived because the two tional court, I believe, has only one judge, which is actually quite stabilizing, on the political. See now as the parliament has moved to impeach the president for calling early elections. And no one in the court can judge on this. I don't wanna get too deep into their politics. But I would like to say to that Albanian has also accepted to host the first FrontEx mission FrontEx being the US Border police agency because during the two thousand fifteen migrant crisis, the EU sort of realized woke up and remembered that actually all of these countries in the Balkan route are inside of Europe that if you have weak states week, police weakens to, to Sion's at that will have consequences for the security and safety of the rest of the block. So there should be more interest in improving those institutions and the best way to do it all. Of the academic work that's been done in the Balkans shows that the carrot of enlargement, and of a real credible accession path is the best way to inspire reforms, but how is the economy doing? And how connected is opening to the rest of Europe, now compared to those days of isolation. I mean silly, anecdote but, you know, I come across our Bainian in London now buildings around the corner. So to some extent, they seem to have been integrated little bit. Well, absolutely. I mean, quite a significant portion of Albanians left the country in the nineties jobs, better opportunities. And I think it's rare to meet now lenient who doesn't speak at least two or three languages. But now, people are coming back business ties between mania and especially Italy, Switzerland UK are very strong and the economy's growing, I think actually in the Balkans. The economies are growing much faster than the EU average about four five percent. They still have a long way to go to catch up, but there's quite a lot of vitality and what about this issue of organized crime, which is thrown at all the countries in the Balkans. But I think particularly. Albania for those sitting in Brussels or elsewhere, saying, do we really want country in that condition inside the EU, how serious is the problem? Well, it is a serious problem. And it you know, it also goes to show that again you can't separate the Balkans. Even with the Albania or north as Donio, anyone not being inside of the EU criminals will always find a way to engage in their activity. It seems to me in some of my discussions with police dodges prosecutors that sometimes this threat is overblown. For instance, the Dutch parliament, several weeks ago passed a Bill asking their government to withdraw visa-free travel for all Baynes, dude organised crime. And then when you go and inject a Dutch officials, they say actually, this is not necessarily for violent crime. A lot of people are trying to get on both. Maybe they're trying to come to the UK but actually they're not necessarily being arrested for trafficking in drugs, or persons Ben turning to the other country. We were talking about north Macedonia that I suppose, makes the point that this is also still an issue. To some extent, war and peace. I mean they had extremely tense relations with Greece for sometime. Yes. They have done over the dispute over the name after the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. And that, of course, has prevented Macedonia, north Macedonia is now 'cause integration into the Atlantic community, the NATO. So I mean, it really was a huge that Ford when Zorn's Iovan Alexis, it press the Greek premier achieve this deal, and it still highly contentious in Greece. And we have a general election next month in Greece, where you are likely to see the return of a center, right? New democracy led government and new democracy has been very, very critical of the naming deal with north Macedonia. It remains to be seen whether they will actually go as far as to block their entry, but I suspect Athens will be a lot less accommodating in the future than it has been over the last couple of years. And if I recall correctly at the time, there was some evidence, which the Cyprus government acted on the Russian espionage Intel. Emergence agencies trying to stoke up opposition to the north Macedonia settlement does that raise. Also, I suppose a subsidiary issue, but crucial one which affects Europe's judgment, which is that to the extent that this area is not integrated with the rest of the EU becomes the sort of floating space. And there is no evidence that not just the Russians but also the Turks and even the Chinese are taking an interest in the western Balkans. Absolutely. I suspect it's possible to maybe overplay, the extent of Russian influence, although it has been substantial an acute in some places such as the authentic your and Montenegro and this attempt to stoke up resistance to the referendum on the name changed Illinois with Macedonia, which the Greeks are pro Russian country, actually expelled him Russian diplomats accusing the spine. The Turks are obviously increasingly involved in Bosnia to governor, and Albanian in Kosova, and the. Please spot an opportunity to extend their influence through commerce and through infrastructure spending. So, yeah, we're replaying centuries of history where this region has been kind of plaything for the great powers. And of course, I suppose it's easier for Europe to ignore to the extent that these above Ling cute problems, but lots of problems as long as it doesn't actually break out into violence. Now I mentioned at the beginning of the program that the broad or can region. We were at war twenty years ago is there danger of the old conference coming bubbling back. Or is it more that we're talking about serious, but subsidiary issues of people flows economic crises organized crime, and so on, is there danger of real all while I think you'd be foolish to rule out the danger of a return to conflict in this area in the sense that forty years ago, you might have done the same thing but history has shown how quickly this place can erupt into. James, and I suspect that remains although I'm sure it has reduced in the last ten twenty years, and there is more at stake for the region's inhabitants. If they have a clear path to e membership, which will bring guarantees of security, and better economic prospects. And the end of the day, I have the firm feeling that it's often corrupt politicians who have their own economic interests at heart, who are perpetuating the kind of ethnic divisions in this region. More than popular convictions. And Valerie euro correspondent on the ground. So how stable or unstable does it seem to you? Well, I do agree with Ben that seemingly innocuous crisis can escalate. And I think that in most of the countries, you really do have this kind of boiling, the frog situation where I is correspondent struggle with sometimes seemingly small jumps in a story, actually could carry larger consequences later. But I think rather than conflict, the major risk is just that the country will empty out with people losing hope. That they will be able to create a better life for their children and grandchildren. For instance, in Bosnia, which is a population of three and a half million in the last three or four years. I think two hundred thousand people left since January some thirty thousand people have already left the country. And that's when I talked to people, it's really a matter of losing hope that they will join the European Union and have a better life. So these countries will suffer catastrophic demographic decline. And western Europe will find if they didn't integrate them, they'll show up on the doorsteps. Well, many of them, actually are getting jobs in western Europe, which are empty, you know, these are educated workers doctors dentists health worker, social workers, so it's not the same as migrant crisis. Most of them are going legally with work permits, but they're leaving their home countries for good. Okay. We'll, we'll have to leave it. Thank you very much indeed, to buttery Hopkins in the studio and to Ben holes. Well that's it for this week until next week. Goodbye.

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North Macedonia, Pope Francis And Skopje discussed on BBC World Service

BBC World Service

00:16 sec | 1 year ago

North Macedonia, Pope Francis And Skopje discussed on BBC World Service

"Pope Francis has just rival north Macedonia that the start of the brief visit. It's the first pope since the country gained independence from Yugoslavia mother. Teresa one of the most renowned figures multi-culturalism was born in Skopje now north Macedonia's

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Pope brings message of peace, unity to North Macedonia

Monocle 24: The Globalist

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Pope brings message of peace, unity to North Macedonia

"Francis has begun three day visit to Bulgaria and north Macedonia and partly improving relations with the orthodox church. The pope met orthodox leaders in Bulgaria yesterday, which marked the first visit by a pope to the country in seventeen years. The Vatican has long been pushing the unity between. In the two branches of Christianity, which split in ten fifty four.

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North Macedonia votes in polarized presidential runoff

Weekend Edition Sunday

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

North Macedonia votes in polarized presidential runoff

"North Macedonia used to be called Macedonia by everyone but Greece which claims ownership of the name north Macedonia government Tout's the name change deal with Greece's progress. The country is on-track enter NATO. In the U less than half of Macedonians voted in the first round of last month's elections. At least forty percent need to vote in the runoff to validate

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"macedonia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:17 min | 1 year ago

"macedonia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Comes in. Even I have kind of been convinced that maybe that's not necessary shoots that white people don't necessarily want to try. I think a lot just don't know where to start. Obvious solutions for every child to be taught at least one African language at school. But somehow that hasn't happened yet. It is expensive logistical challenge for a young country, but there are some encouraging signs. I've come to a private, language course, that's university. My name is guy. So Kamado, I am one of the teachers at its limits. Generally, we come from a culture of not being used to their white South Africans wanting to learn especially from blacks. So the first impression is that. For the first time, I'm able to share something that I know that why people feel like they talked. So it's amazing. It's very good to see Andrew Harding in South Africa will look ahead to those elections in more detail later in the program. Staying with elections. The second round of presidential elections in the country known known as north Macedonia. Take place today pitch hysteria. Pendarovski and academic, representing the social Democrats against the more nationalist candidate Gordana Cillian. Oscar Cova correspondent guide is watching events from there. Tell us a bit more about these two guys. They ran very close today in the first round of this election. I don't think you could have had them run much closer rarely about forty two percent three of them in the first round of the election. So of course, neither of them passed the fifty percent threshold which would need to be needed to avoid the second round the differences between them all that sterile. Pendarovski is backed by the governing party, the social Democrats who were the party who arranged the change of name from the Republic of Macedonia to the Republic of north Macedonia and his pitches very much being let's keep moving the country forward. The name change will allow us to join NATO and doper negotiations. Membership at the European Union. Whereas Gordon Scott Cova on the other hand, she's an academic and she supported by the way, which is a rightwing nationalist party, which was in government from twenty six to twenty sixteen. They've opposed the name agreement and has slogan on which has been running as been very much all about. Opposition to the name agreement and the slogan slightly alarming Justice for Macedonia the fatherland calls as you hint. That name changes been very much at the center of things we'll show because it's it's been it's been at the center of massive north Macedonia's issues ever since declared independence from Yugoslavia in nineteen ninety one. So for almost three decades, the fact that it was called Macedonia caused a dispute with its larger neighbor to the south Greece because Greece has its own region called Macedonia, and the fact that green up agree subjected to its very name meant that the then Republic of Macedonia was unable to join NATO has been invited to do. So would have been more or less Riverstone through Greece. Vetoed that European Union membership talks also similarly starring Mead and for small country, like then Republic of Macedonia. This was in. Normally problematic. It's one of the poorest countries in Europe. It's the cheapest Skopje Orissa cheapest capital city in Europe. And there's a very good reason for that. Because if you've got a job in Skopje, you probably earning around four hundred yours among so while it's a wonderful place to to visit as a tourist to have slap dinners with marvelous fresh Macedonian food. It's not particularly terrific. You're a young person living that and you want to future in your country. So changing the name to north Macedonia was away of unblocking all of that does. Now, this friendship with Greece and a lot of hope particularly among young people. But to the future is going to be all the different. We will see the outcome of this Onoda reported on the World Service when it comes through. Thank you guy guided on a day on that presidential election, the second round in north Macedonia time to bring you up to date with the sport and anybody who is here. Andy. The Liverpool Bossio club praised his side as they returned back to the top of the English Premier League table where the title race, we now know will go right through to the last day of the season. Next sunday. They've got one games ago of Liverpool at two point advantage over Manchester City, you have two games to play clubs Liverpool last night made eight straight primarily victories with a three two success at Newcastle. United character, heart passion. Desire. All that stuff was Justin credible performance in specific circumstances. Spurs me start on a chance to secure Champions League action for next season with the game still to play. They had two players sent off in a one defeated bombers Cardiff City of been relegated from the top flight. After losing three two to Crystal Palace. A huge disappointment for Cardiff seventy year old manager Neil Warnock sounds difficult. We've got really good in the being probably one of my best managerial seasons that I've ever had the problems that we've got to put up with you know, that's took throughout the season. It's pretty amazing really nothing but praise for everybody just got behind us. Newly crowned Spanish league champion Spurs Celona decided to respite names messy and Luis Suarez with the Champions League. Ain't coming up emit wake and they fell to surprise to defeat it. So to go who moved five points clear of the drop zone. Second-place? Let trade suffered a three Neal defeated Espanol by Munich on the brink of seven successive German Bundesliga crown four points clear at the top two matches to play after they beat the bottom side, Hannover three one Bros. He doom and could any draw two two with Bremen the holders experts of Tunisia through to the seasons African Champions League final daydream nil-nil teepee MS MB for a one nil aggregate victory, and they will face Morocco's wide Casablanca in the final. They true nil nil on the day with Mamelodi Sundowns for a two one overall success in motorsport. Britain's Jamie Chadwick was the win of the first race in the new w series championship. For female drivers the intention is to encourage. More women in motorsport only five ever competed in Formula one in boxing. The Mexican so canal Alvarez is now the unified IBF WBA and WBZ middleweight champion. After a unanimous points fake tree. Over the American Daniel Jacobs in Vegas and basketball. The MBA playoffs continue the Western Conference semifinals whether Houston rookies of pulled match back trail, the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors to one in their series Houston winning game three the margin. One hundred twenty six points to one hundred twenty one Andy, thank you very much Honeyball with the sport on an average day, eight children unintentionally shot in the United States.

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Pakistan, Syria And Greece discussed on WBBM Programming

WBBM Programming

00:17 sec | 1 year ago

Pakistan, Syria And Greece discussed on WBBM Programming

"Police say officers patrolling a main highway north Macedonia found fifty eight migrants packed into a van and detained three men on suspicion of smuggling migrants. Fifty six of the people packed in the van were from Pakistan to from Syria. Police say they were taken to a shelter near the border with Greece and will be

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 Polls open in North Macedonia for presidential election

Weekend Edition Sunday

00:21 sec | 1 year ago

Polls open in North Macedonia for presidential election

"Voters, north Macedonia and Ukraine or going to the polls in presidential elections today in Ukraine incumbent, president petro, Porsche, Shinko's facing a strong challenge from a comedian with no prior political experience, the presidency north Macedonia is largely ceremonial but divisions over the country's name-change under a deal with Greece of

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North Macedonia, Greece And Nine Year discussed on WGN Radio Theatre with Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf

WGN Radio Theatre with Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf

00:13 sec | 1 year ago

North Macedonia, Greece And Nine Year discussed on WGN Radio Theatre with Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf

"The nine year old pulse. Opened early Sunday in north Macedonia for presidential election seen as key test for the government following the country's changing its name to under decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece more than thirty four hundred polling

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Greece to Ratify Macedonia's NATO Membership This Week

BBC World Service

01:30 min | 1 year ago

Greece to Ratify Macedonia's NATO Membership This Week

"Nato Member States are due to sign an agreement in a few hours time to make Macedonia the thirtieth member of the military lines. The former Yugoslav Republic will eventually enter under its new name north Macedonia. Ratification of the accession agreement by grace will be the final step of the name change process. Any dispute this lasted almost three decades. He's a Balkans. Correspondent kind looney. It's not quite the final hurdle. But the long journey to becoming north Macedonia has definitely entered the home straight a NATO. Membership is the first significant prize Macedonia would have reached this pointed decade ago, but Greece blocked its membership because of the dispute over the name of its northern neighbour. Now Grace's set to become the first country to ratify the accession protocol that's likely to happen this week. Then Macedonia will inform the United Nations and other institutions about its new name NATO's secretary, general Jens Stoltenberg. Berg has paid tribute to the two countries leaders Zoran XIV in Skopje and Alexis tsipras in Athens. I would like to commend the leadership under courage of from his plus, but also promised they have made this possible because they have shown leadership, which is really impressive. Even before ratification is complete Macedonia will be able to attend NATO events starting with a ministerial meeting

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"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

03:42 min | 1 year ago

"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Welcome to the monocle daily with me. Mark was hey, we continue to Greece. Now, where the parliament has voted to back on historic agreements with Musset Dona each brings an end to a beat the twin seven year dispute over it's no the neighbor's name bone editions approved the name Republic of north Macedonia by just seven votes despite widespread opposition from the Greek public and joining me full always motorcycles, Athens, correspondent Nathalie of erica's. Welcome to the program. So nastily what is the atmosphere like in Athens this evening, we saw a number of protests in the streets off the CD before this historic vote. I think most Greeks will be digesting the news. They've not been happy about it. The some poll suggests that up to sixty percent of Greeks are not happy about it. And we've Kaley seen it in the images of many of the protests, which some have even been marred by violence, many nationals descended on this treats to oppose this. But also more cool-headed critics, you know, who were kind of opposed at this deal because they were gonna feeling you know, that it wasn't appropriation of of their legacy. Another country will now call itself about, you know, partly will call itself after name of one of its provinces, and they're quite worried about it. It's kind of the only thing they felt they still could control, you know, their national identity, either culture their history and with this deal. It kind of felt that they were even relinquishing this. If you will. Why is it that the question of Macedonia? Name us Bruce up so much anger in Greece. Why at his why has it become such a heat to topic that has lost at full twin seven years this row? Well, you know, when I mean, it's obviously partied historical. I mean, one the small Balkan province are broke away from Yugoslavia back in nineteen Ninety-one it decided to call itself Macedonia now, coincidentally, it's infuriated its neighbour Greece because one of Greece's largest provinces is actually called Macedonia for millennia, an Athens worried that, you know, with this new country, it might, you know, start claiming it's territory and it history shortly after northern Macedonia's independence, the young Balkans countries, then nationalist leadership acted on on this very nationalist, pride it directed large Brown statutes of Alexander the great his father's well, Philip who are considered Greek. You know, very important historical figures beyond that the also printed schoolbooks with a map of great Macedonia. Let's kind of confirming Greece's worries aside of that, obviously as I mentioned earlier, you know, the the Greeks are feeling extremely proud of their heritage and their history, and their culture, and Macedonia and everything that it implies is sport of of who they feel they are over millennia and now with this smaller country to the north who they think is a Slavic country. You know, it has nothing to do with a history. They speak a Slavic language as well. They feel that kind of appropriating a part of who they are to the core. Exactly. It was quite hard to predict how the parliament would vote and politicians data breach. The name Republic of north Mazda Dona by just seven votes. So what is happening next? Now that this agreement has been reached..

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Greeks Approve Deal to Rename Macedonia, in Victory for the West

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

03:23 min | 1 year ago

Greeks Approve Deal to Rename Macedonia, in Victory for the West

"Has voted to back on historic agreements with Musset Dona each brings an end to a beat the twin seven year dispute over it's no the neighbor's name bone editions approved the name Republic of north Macedonia by just seven votes despite widespread opposition from the Greek public and joining me full always motorcycles, Athens, correspondent Nathalie of erica's. Welcome to the program. So nastily what is the atmosphere like in Athens this evening, we saw a number of protests in the streets off the CD before this historic vote. I think most Greeks will be digesting the news. They've not been happy about it. The some poll suggests that up to sixty percent of Greeks are not happy about it. And we've Kaley seen it in the images of many of the protests, which some have even been marred by violence, many nationals descended on this treats to oppose this. But also more cool-headed critics, you know, who were kind of opposed at this deal because they were gonna feeling you know, that it wasn't appropriation of of their legacy. Another country will now call itself about, you know, partly will call itself after name of one of its provinces, and they're quite worried about it. It's kind of the only thing they felt they still could control, you know, their national identity, either culture their history and with this deal. It kind of felt that they were even relinquishing this. If you will. Why is it that the question of Macedonia? Name us Bruce up so much anger in Greece. Why at his why has it become such a heat to topic that has lost at full twin seven years this row? Well, you know, when I mean, it's obviously partied historical. I mean, one the small Balkan province are broke away from Yugoslavia back in nineteen Ninety-one it decided to call itself Macedonia now, coincidentally, it's infuriated its neighbour Greece because one of Greece's largest provinces is actually called Macedonia for millennia, an Athens worried that, you know, with this new country, it might, you know, start claiming it's territory and it history shortly after northern Macedonia's independence, the young Balkans countries, then nationalist leadership acted on on this very nationalist, pride it directed large Brown statutes of Alexander the great his father's well, Philip who are considered Greek. You know, very important historical figures beyond that the also printed schoolbooks with a map of great Macedonia. Let's kind of confirming Greece's worries aside of that, obviously as I mentioned earlier, you know, the the Greeks are feeling extremely proud of their heritage and their history, and their culture, and Macedonia and everything that it implies is sport of of who they feel they are over millennia and now with this smaller country to the north who they think is a Slavic country. You know, it has nothing to do with a history. They speak a Slavic language as well. They feel that kind of appropriating a part of who they are to the core. Exactly. It

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"macedonia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

09:04 min | 1 year ago

"macedonia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Obesity and that was professor set off for rookie of Cambridge University. You're listening to music. This is news live from the BBC in London. I'm James Menendez. Naps Seneca talk in that race. Well, that's the sound of members of the Greek parliament sharing after a majority voted to accept the new name for its northern neighbour. Macedonia will become the Republic of north Macedonia ending a dispute that goes back nearly three decades when it may sound trivial, but it is a dispute this prevented the country joining the European Union and NATO because of Greek moves over the years to block membership. Well, let's talk to the BBC's. Mark learn who's in Athens for us Mark how much opposition was there. One hundred forty six out of the three hundred MP's in parliament voted no, James one voted present. So the vote wasn't counted four against number on the streets of Greece. There has been significant opposition you from Syntagma square outside the Greek parliament, and I can see just a few hundred protesters now, but last night there were a few thousand here there were there were there was tear gas that was fired to disperse them. And last weekend there were tens of thousands who gathered here from right across Greece. Abacus Greeks are a nation that if the face the attached to district, and they believe that Macedonia is a quintessentially Greek name, it was the birthplace of Alexander. The great, and it is the name of the northern Greek province. So for twenty eight years Greece has been objecting to its northern neighbour using the name, Macedonia Republic of Macedonia. And as you say this blocked that countries EU and NATO accession finally disputes, which may seem rather obscure and sippy referring to to to countries in South East Europe and actually has taken a wider geopolitical significance because of Russia's involvement in the conflict and try to scupper resolution has finally been resolved. So what happens next is it all done and dusted. It will become Republican north massive in your, and that's it. Yeah. The country will officially tell the United Nations changing their name from the current the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia North Korea and NATO has already said that they look forward to swift accession for that for the country. And the reason why it has taken a renewed European Union. They have been worried that Russia has been meddling to try to stop Macedonia from joining NATO to try to keep the Balkans in the Russians fear of influence, and in return Russian politicians have have criticized the west for blackmailing and bribing Macedonian politicians in their word to join NATO. So so really after twenty eight years there was just intense pressure on Athens to compromise. And finally to bring an end to one of Europe's most intractable disputes, Marc many, thanks for joining us up was the BBC's Mark Lowen and apologies for the breakup during that interview. A few problems with that line to Athens. But let's talk now Georgio de vice president of the opposition party in Greece new democracy. Welcome to NewsHour. How are you feeling about the way the vote went first of all thank you for the invitation? I feel terrible as the majority of the great people today, you can see from London only what happened in the parliament that in all the polls that seventy percent of the Greek people is against of this deal. And you have to know that. And I hope I will be wrong. I'll be proved wrong. This would be a very bad day for our relationship with the so called not much Danica since the why in what way you see what you're saying before it was as if Greeks were the bad people that wanted to block firearm of entering to the NATO alliance or not see them be happy or anything else. Stop through rarely also. That's what's happened over the years. The only state in the region that doesn't have any claim against this country is Greece Bulgaria Serbia. They want to take a piece from the state only Greece want peace and stability in the region. But our main objection from day one, and they want is not when you pleaded they want as much before the second World War about the Macedonian issue from nineteenth century and from this date, it started when the communist leader, Tito, invented this nation. After second World War just because had the conflict with startling. Okay. I'll us bring bring it up to twenty nine hundred. I mean, the reality is is that. Just hold on a second. The reality is is that Macedonia has had to concede in a way and has had to change its name, which is a pretty big concession. Why isn't that enough for you? I will I will extend very easily to you. I was my father was born in Florida, this CD of Macedonia in Greece. And since my birthday, I know that I must have Donen I'm Greek Macedonian with this deal. I have except that I'm not must Donen anymore and Macedonians are the people of this is something I will never accept. This is something that will make me and the other people in their CDs of northern Reese of Macedonia real Macedonia that will feel very unhappy and trying to find a way of having good relationship with people that feeling very unhappy is a very bad very bad way to do it. If you yeah. If your party were to win a majority in in in future government, will you want pick this agreement will. Scrap it. Explained voters very clearly that for internet law. It's totally impossible to stop a deal that has been voted and has been an international deal because since the day, the state has taken some obligations and the state does not change just because there's a change of the government. But as our our President Mrs. Said yesterday to the parliament, we will use all the tools, we have and we will never let the Greek people feel with no dignity. You see since the day, the great people, and the vast majority and this something you don't see in London. They feel without dignity, and the majority is owned the parliament to our point of view. It was just a matter of personal deals of salmon piece that they were elected let's say for example with parties from new democracy want MRs Abubakar stat or from the Mesa communist party, MRs. During the elections where promising to their voters that they were never going to vote something like that. Yeah. Mr. tsipras offered them stereo chair. And they saw them change their mind. Okay. And that is the way that. It was just a matter of business of Mr. tsipras has nothing to do with people dignity, the prime minister, but that is the way parliamentary democracy works just briefly having lost the vote though in the future. Would you support north Macedonia becoming a member of NATO and the European Union? Since this deal is being voted. They will be a member of the NATO alliance because agrees with this agreement said that will not block it anymore. So. These days the firearm state will be a member of NATO after some weeks. Okay. Thank you very much for joining us. We'll have to leave with that time. That was I don't as Joji is vice president of new democracy yet one of Greece's opposition parties. Now, the production of homemade guns is big business in west Africa. According to the pan African think tank the institute for security studies ISS these weapons can be both for as little as nine dollars. And they've been used in armed robberies organized crime and conflicts across the continent is thought the blacksmiths in Ghana produces many as two hundred thousand illegal guns every year from Ghana the BBC's sully Lanza this report..

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"macedonia" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Yelling. Our role is to take three steps back and discern what really matters, Sean Hannity. The most important thing that we do. We are looking out for the forgotten men and women in this country. Laura Ingram, they're going to get a straight shooter no-holds-barred, I'm not going to cut people slack. Fox's the one place for dissent is allowed. We have voices. We won't be silent. Who controls my voice, nobody Fox News channel real news. Real honest opinion. What's in the name, the US warning of Russian meddling as the people of Macedonia vote in a referendum on changing, the country's name to north Macedonia. Macedonia's prime minister says changing the country's name will pave the way for this small Balkan states to join NATO by placating neighbouring Greece, which has a province also called Macedonia. Supporters of the change by Carven. Stone of ski relaxed name will still be the same. Northern Ireland northern Korea nothing special about it. But opponents see the deal as a humiliating capitulation Russia. Meanwhile, denies the charge from the US that it's meddling in the campaign in a bid to stop NATO expanding further in Skopje Macedonia Simon now in folks news a discrimination lawsuit against Harvard University heads to trial, claiming the school's admissions policies are unfair to Asian Americans. A judge overseeing the lawsuit against Harvard rejects motions from both sides asking to rule on their behalf. But said there is still too much to dispute the group students for fair admissions filing the lawsuit saying Asian American applicants have the best academic records. But the lowest admission rate among any race. Harvard denies any bias and says it considers race only as one of many factors when they decide which students to admit FOX's Leslie lotto, the trial set to begin mid October. Tober God friend me premiers on CBS and uplifting drama worthy of our attention..

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"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

03:58 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"It's twenty four minutes past the hour. It's time to have a look through the day's newspapers. The broadcaster and journalist, Judy at foster has crept into the studio beside me and has got her Paik of today's stack where you taking his first Julius, I'm taking us us to Macedonia and not Macedonia in Greece. Let's stop by going to the Daily Telegraph. Now, this is a very small story on page two Russia accuse of online campaign to fix Macedonia vote. Now, this is actually a referendum about the name of Macedonia because there are two Macedonia's. There's a formless. There's a former Yugoslav Republic, but there's also narrow of Greece called Macedonia. And this referendum is to change the name of Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic to north Macedonia. This is appointed by the Greeks because they all look as long as you keep the name of Macedonia. It implies that you have territorial claim to our bits of to our pulse of Macedonia. And this is a big part of the northern Macedonia, this independent state of Macedonia seeking to to get e membership. And that's what it's all about. And of course, the accusation is the Russians have been meddling with this because they do not like the idea of the e. u. expanding and indeed of this country at she joining NATO, for example, and of NATO, expanding as a result of this new membership. So they're all relegations that have been mooted that you've got this elicit money, which is being pumped into false Facebook sites at sector disseminating all sorts of information. And the idea, of course, if this, if this is true is to if you like play on the racial divide, will the ethnic minority splits in Macedonia because you go to slow Slav majority, but you've also got an Albanian minority and they favor Macedonia joining the e u because they see it as a way of perhaps some injecting more money into the economy, ending, discrimination, prosperity, creating more precisely from which with benefit mature. Mature Russia's supposedly interfering with this because as far as they can say, well, you know, Europe self is looking pretty fractious at the moment, not help to calls by the judge be would Brexit, of course. Oh word. Yes, that's whole. Whenever I read about another Russian online influence or dish information campaign, I keep on thinking of over the the prior pronouncements by these, you know, cyber warfare units and western countries like Britain and and elsewhere. I kind of think, what are they going to strike Russia do. So maybe they all, but we haven't quite heard about it. The job, and if you hind these things that you don't get cooled. That's true. The case of the Russians, I think they like getting court as part of the theater and then denying it. Of which talk of which that's where you're taking his next theme of geographical journey. But in fact, this is a journey into countries rush around the United Kingdom because we know diplomatic relations between Russia amp tunnel strained, putting it very neatly nicely, I should say, and it hasn't been helped by this incident in Salisbury of the knowledge poisonings. And what happened this week was that we had we had two Russian suspects as we know occa- and they said, look, we were towards, we had absolutely nothing to do this and this week, one of these individuals, one of these so called tourists was effectively identified, and the identification was provided by investigative journalism site called bedding. Cat a may found out that a one of these so-called Torres was actually a gentleman called Anatoly Chipita who is a Colonel, highly decorated weren't. Yes. I think he said several commendations from Mr Putin himself, although I wonder whether those come in Dacians might not be revoked. Because again, if you're going to engage. In some of these these antiques that you need to make sure that you don't leave behind a trail that you are not our most. So in that sense, perhaps people are beginning to wonder whether he was in what he deserved his status, but what these guys betting to bedding catch Don, his twenty reveal how they found how they found out about this this job..

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"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"The name of the country to north Macedonia and allow Macedonia to join the EU a NATO. And it's the NATO part of it that that's really crucial. The EU it's to be Franken bit of pipedream way when you consider where Macedonia has economically less alone, the state of its judiciary and its education legal system, all the rest of the things that would have to improve NATO. This would be very, very, very quick. I mean, my matter of months, I think it'd probably go for ratification with the Member States in the early months of next year. So this is a very clear and immediate benefit to Macedonia just quickly before we go guy, of course, Greece is behind this. They've said that they've reached the steel and if it does change its name than it will stop opposition to finish method any to to join NATO, but not all Greeks, a happy. The nationalist coalition partner, the the independent Greeks is threatening to quit the government that might trigger an election. If the name change has a head, it's a much harder sell in Greece than it is in my stone. I think I think in Macedonia, you can say they'll be economic benefits. They'll be security benefits. You'll see an increase in the quality of your life just by inserting the word north into the name of the country. It's a very good deal for Macedonia, Greece. It's a hard sell simply because people say hang on a second Macedonian. These people in the to the to to to the north in the former Yugoslav Republic only came here in the sixth century, you know, that's Slavs. They call themselves Macedonian and there's a very, as we know, you know, it's very strong nationalist element in grace. If that gets up, it'll be very, very difficult for Alexis tsipras to get the ratification. They need three parliaments and that's the one to watch. I think guys alone Monaco's Belton correspondent. Thank you very much. Indeed. This is the globalist we'll be right back. UBS has over nine hundred investment analysts from over one hundred different countries over a million hundred of the shop is mines and.

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"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

04:11 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"You are back with Madari house with me, Andrew molester with me. I've Gabe and Robin Listrik in Greece where people have, of course, absolutely. Nothing else to worry about. There have been renewed protests slash riots over the question of what the country immediately to Greece's north chooses to call itself. The issue of Macedonia's name has been a thing for reasons surpassing understanding since the collapse of Yugoslavia turned to Macedonia into a sovereign nation, Greece objects that there's a bit of Greece already cold that the issue has floated Macedonia's hopes of joining the EU and NATO and forced it to Lieber beneath the unwieldy acronym FYROM former Yugoslav Republic ov-, etc. Though. Absolutely. Nobody ever calls it by that except when they're trying to upset the Greeks, IVA. There is apparently hit end in sight. There's going to be a referendum in Macedonia on September. Thirtieth on an agreement which has been reached under which if it is passed by Macedonia's, people in parliament will see Macedonia. Rebranded as north Macedonia. Is that gonna fix everything? No, and I'm not entirely sure it'd be both because there's significant part of the Macedonian should I say the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia population Ramiz for you? You said that not me. Who object to this bullyboy or the to the south, telling them to rename their country and only give it a sort of partial name of northern Macedonia like east he more. Has anybody ever heard of west team all part of Indonesia. But nobody talks about it and simply I think that and of course, there is a significant population, not least those living in the what would it be region state of Macedonia in Greece who similarly object. So I wish I could show up to MS and I think this one's going to run and run you talking about. To me, that is the optimistic assessment because I am a huge fan of nine Matic disputes that just get protracted for decades and decades and decades for reasons that absolutely nobody understands or is able to explain Robin in the pantheon of such things way. Do you think this rights? Do you have deeply held beliefs on this subject? Don't have deeply-held beliefs. I have degree of understanding of the people who live either in north Macedonia, stroke firearm, or in Greece. The Balkans are very special part of Europe and of the world. Well. Time in the Balkans. And as I say, I have some sympathy, it's a region which has its known walls since time. Immemorial voters have come and gone invasions and occupations have come and gone. People need to hold onto something they hold onto is their identity. We live in an age of identity politics in which names mean something in which people care what they're called, which people care who governed by that country is called. I don't. I didn't think that right to take it as far as they've taken it, but it's not for me to say, I hope very much that is wrong. I was hugely relieved when the governments of Greece and the country immediately to its north agreed on a formula which they were both prepared euphemism for Macedonia. To say, instead of being cold Macedonia, it's going to have to be called the country immediately to Greece's north. Now that might. Let's the acronym going to beat her. That's going to be TC. T. g. that's not good. Diplomacies just drag this discussion, but something serious. There are the Balkans which have been bubbling under public over thirty years is now going through a very odd time. There was in you, as you said, some hope of a resolution of the message of the dispute down there at the same time. And there was also news hope of some settlement between between Kosovo and Serbia where they tend to be agreeing lime swap with a walk, could possibly go wrong. Well, I'll tell you what so Sergei rone's book Bosnia was blowing up. I shouldn't use that to Bosnia is becoming problematic gain..

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"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

04:24 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"The Bulkin for a round of the latest headlines Onis Monaco's correspondent in the region. And earlier he spoke to Ben Ryland and began by talking about Macedonia's name referendum to be held at the end of September. You may remember those those this deal. This much trumpeted handshake between Prime Minister Zoran Ziya of Macedonia, and prime minister, Alexis tsipras of grace that Macedonia would rename itself north Macedonia. And that was going to bring an end almost thirty years of dispute over the name of the Republic of Macedonia and allow Macedonia to start negotiations to join NATO and the Arabian union. But of course, still obstacles to class. No simple as a handshake and the big obstacle to Clare in Macedonia has got to be a referendum on the issue. And there was also of shenanigans. I've about the question in the referendum would be now. British people know that you have to phrase questions in referendums extremely Catholic. Otherwise people might vote for something not knowing what it is voting for. So the phrased it very Calveley Ben and the Macedonian name referendum. The question will be, do you support EU and NATO membership by accepting the deal between Macedonia and Greece? How do you think that's going down with the political position in Macedonia? Questions of never stopped anyone in politics before. So I think this one will out guy will move eighteen moving along to something else that might be a little bit troubling for some Croatia as attempted to build a bridge of troubled volt is not everyone is pleased. No, absolutely. Not. So this is the Palley shots bridge which links to pulse of Croatia, whichever along the dalmatian coast. So at the moment to be one of drive from split to debris of Nick, you actually have to nip into Bosnia for a couple of kilometers, and then out of Bosnia again. And of course you have full bowl checks potentially to cross as you do that, leaving one country entering another leaving than entering and this is a great big pain in the bum for all concerned and Croatia has finally got tactic on Monday the construction of a bridge which links the two parts of Croatia on the dalmatian coast officially started all know spades in the ground is yet, but the construction project is officially underway. Three price has started than the ball. On very happy about it, at least the the Bosniaks of Bosnia. One of the main ethnic groups in Bosnia who was saying that Croatia is dimming this in a way which is very damaging to Bosnias interests that were at that port of Naham, which is tiny sliver of Bosnia. Why they have this bit of coastline will be somehow blocked by the bridge and thing that just roll the feel that the crash has done. This weather busni likes to Alton all the cheese about it, but this has been the trouble all of these. Yes, we may yet see a nice, lovely international legal challenge to this bridge. Is it more of a case that they would have liked to have been consulted before the bridge was built? Or is there of the serious issues with Bridget's health? Well, this thing that bridge might not behind to allow big ships into the of nam. Now the facts matter as name is an extremely sleepy pool in any case. But the Croatians of saying, no, almost -ly wyking to build this entirely high enough so that any ship you like can get into little Haba what's more all the construction will actually be taking place. On Croatian territory, so you can't complain about it. I mean, frankly, you know, you know how Bosnia is on. I know one has to be Catholic cliches about politics and the Balkans and the rest of it, but really throwing some money at Bosnia might have helped. I really things I can just see them finding the world's tallest ship just to prove the theory wrong. Exactly The the. long still in Bosnia, neither schoolchildren when international award for fighting segregation that's going to be good news. Yeah, it's fabulous. I rather like this. The max Vander still award is given by the SE in conjunction with the Dutch government comes with a fifty thousand euro prize. And this year the award is going to the people's at a high school in Yates in Bosnia who fought against the madness of ethnic segregation at that place of learning. Now, what you've from find in Bosnian schools because Bosnia divided along ethnic lines as they say, right, if you're an ethnic Croat you get to study and one particular curriculum and one particular classroom learn certain things..

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"macedonia" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on AP News

"The rival koreas will march together under a single flag during the opening and closing ceremonies of the asian games in indonesia the announcement marks another step toward easing tensions following last week's summit between president trump and north korean leader kim jong hoon south korea's sports ministry said in a statement the two koreas reached the agreement and talks at a border village on monday it said the koreas agreed to form combined teams for some unspecified events in the asian games which start in august it said the two koreas will also hold friendly basketball matches in pyongyang and seoul in the coming months in order to end a bitter twentyseven year dispute the country of macedonia will be changing its name to north macedonia the government is set in motion the process of ratifying an initial agreement with its southern neighbour greece which has insisted on a name change for years arguing that the name macedonia implies claims on greece's northern province also called macedonia most hardliners want to avoid any use of the word macedonia in the small landlocked countries name as part of the agreement greece has lifted its objections for the country of macedonia joining both nato and the european union a macedonian government spokesman said a cabinet meeting approved the agreement and formerly forwarded it to parliament for ratification it's expected to take months to complete an elephant that once belonged to michael jackson briefly escaped from a zoo and was generally being bag the bull elephant named ali wandered through an open gate of the jacksonville's do and wound up in a courtyard behind the giraffe and elephant barn this said visitors weren't in any danger and safety protocols were quickly put into place zoo staff entice the elephant back into the enclosure by tempting it with food ali was loose for about twenty minutes the fourth of july is coming up so i'm having a few buddies over for a barbecue to watch the fireworks we're going to be grilling and of course having some.

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"macedonia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:43 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"The difference between north macedonia and northern macedonian that's very good question i've been trying to split has about that myself i've just asked for clarification from the government of macedonian i've received the reply that it is north macedonia is in deed how they will be known to the people of macedonia really care about this they do care about it what the cam most about is their country is able to move forward they have seen over the past three decades that being blocked from joining nato has affected the security of their country it's also blocked their perspective in terms of their chances of joining the european union and gaining preaccession funds there were definitely nationalists in macedonia who will oppose any change of name but the demonstrations that we've seen so far when the goshi issues have been underway have been fairly small this isn't a done deal yet though is it now i think there's a problem on the greek side they've got a bigger problem with nationalists the macedonia does the are people particularly in northern greece who object to any use of the word macedonia as far as they're concerned macedonians slavs they should never have used the name and it's a sellout to suggest they can call themselves macedonia even with geographical qualifier guide to launay still to come on the global news podcast how a local mosque is dividing opinion in a town in sweden i think it is good because many young muslim people will feel that they are a part of the society we are accepted our prayer and so this will make them love sweden mall.

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"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"With the monocle daily with me melton and after dispute lasting the best part of three decades greece and macedonia of formally reached a deal about what greece's northern neighbour should be cold from now on and pay attention it's republic of northern macedonia the twentyseven year long disagreement has hinged on concerns that the greek region also called macedonia could be confused with a small nation which bore the same name well to clarify things i'm delighted to say correspondent in the balkans guide aloni joins us now welcome back to monocle twenty four guy why is it taking them so long i agree with what you've said emma i mean that's just stalled assist gives you an indication you called it northern macedonia i clearly heard zoran xiv the prime minister of macedonia call it north macedonia in english mine view in macedonian the name is several macadamia which translate says northern macedonia so i'm looking for clarification on that for starters but when you get into those sort of things it's it's pretty good indication as to why we've been stuck all this time the small words can mean a lot in the western bulkin in terms of people's national identity national pride of regional power and all sorts as you mentioned a grease reckons that's got its own region called macedonia so you can't have a country called macedonia simple as that the republic of macedonia says hang on a second we were recognized by one hundred forty different united nations member states under all constitutional name which is the republic of macedonia so why should we go changing and we had all these things going back and forth if all the people who live in the republic of macedonia macedonian can they call themselves macedonian even if that changed the country's name to something else for example north or northern macedonia and it turns out the answer to all these questions is yes we finally got the right sort of concessions only side which.

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"macedonia" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The sideline vince cobu lugo reporting philadelphia eagles fans are flying high after a half century wait their team has finally won the super bowl from member station whyy in philadelphia aaron moselle reports a super bowl parade is expected to take place in downtown philadelphia on wednesday thousands of fans are expected to show up there's no place gina who guard would rather be she says she leads cream i husband already know that one eagle funeral nothing but everybody is aware eagle jersey and i want to be buried in charlie garner charity that he at five air th the goose reached the super bowl leftover thirteen your drought sunday's game was a rematch of the two thousand five super bowl when the patriots beat the eagle's by fueled goal for npr news i'm aaron moselle in philadelphia the iraqi government says the us is starting to draw down its troops in iraq is follows iraq's declaration of victory last year over isis the associated press cites an iraqi government official who says the us drawdown of troops is in its early stages you're listening to npr the surviving suspect in the 2015 peres attacks has gone on trial in brussels belgium sala obda slum is not being tried for the attack that left one hundred thirty people dead instead he's being tried for attempted murder of belgian police officers during a gunbattle in brussels in march 2016 optus slam will go on trial for the paris attacks later this year he has refused to speak to investigators in the nearly two years that he's been in custody more than one hundred thousand people marched in athens on sunday chanting that the name macedonia belongs exclusively to greece two annika kisses reports from athens that the protest is connected to a longrunning name dispute with neighboring country of macedonia protesters marching outside parliament waved blue and white greek flags chanting hands off macedonia there are angry that their government wants to end a 26 year dispute with a tiny balkan neighbour that more than one hundred in forty countries recognized as the republic of macedonia greeks accused of stealing the history of ancient macedonia and its most famous leader alexander the great greece has blocked macedonia's efforts to join the.

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"macedonia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Seemed to have arrived at a moment when this willingness in athens and willingness in skopje ah to make some sort of a deal miss primarily follows a change of government in macedonia last year and in terms of what solution might be all sorts of names have been bandied about my particular favorite wouldbe up a macedonia which is actually written as one word there's a un envoy called matthew nimitz who's been working on this issue for the past two plus decades and he's against becoming up some sort of a framework for potential names but there's a all sorts of things being thrown into the mix better as you can hear from athens that didn't make everybody happy about the chances of the dail that the macedonians are hopefully indeed they on i was in macedonia just a couple of days ago in skopje speaking to defense minister radmila shecket in scott very much in hurry met about what the name i be as a potential membership of nato hinges on this and she told me the possibility of a resolution to this decadesold dispute is very much in the balance vital global superpower to connell surprise us hold many elements have been discussed in the last twenty five years and it's the right combination of the right timing the right sequencing of steps that will determine whether we are heading towards a solution or we are heading towards yet another defeat to defeat could be a result of the attitude of of the greek protest is how much of a problem is this name for the former yugoslav republic well i mention nato and the reason i was talking to the defense minister is macedonia wants to join nato but greece has been blocking its accession talks with nato simply because of the name dispute it's also an issue of macedonia's ambitions to join the european union it's simply not going to be able to do it if greece's able to wield a veto over its entry because of this name disputes while it might seem trivial to the great majority of the rest of the world it's a very real problem for macedonia which is one of the poorest countries in europe wants to be more prosperous and wants to be more secure to do that it wants to.

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"macedonia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Seemed to have arrived at a moment when this willingness in athens and willingness in skopje ah to make some sort of a deal miss primarily follows a change of government in macedonia last year and in terms of what solution might be all sorts of names have been bandied about my particular favorite wouldbe up a macedonia which is actually written as one word there's a un envoy called matthew nimitz who's been working on this issue for the past two plus decades and he's against becoming up some sort of a framework for potential names but there's a all sorts of things being thrown into the mix better as you can hear from athens that didn't make everybody happy about the chances of the dail that the macedonians are hopefully indeed they on i was in macedonia just a couple of days ago in skopje speaking to defense minister radmila shecket in scott very much in hurry met about what the name i be as a potential membership of nato hinges on this and she told me the possibility of a resolution to this decadesold dispute is very much in the balance vital global superpower to connell surprise us hold many elements have been discussed in the last twenty five years and it's the right combination of the right timing the right sequencing of steps that will determine whether we are heading towards a solution or we are heading towards yet another defeat to defeat could be a result of the attitude of of the greek protest is how much of a problem is this name for the former yugoslav republic well i mention nato and the reason i was talking to the defense minister is macedonia wants to join nato but greece has been blocking its accession talks with nato simply because of the name dispute it's also an issue of macedonia's ambitions to join the european union it's simply not going to be able to do it if greece's able to wield a veto over its entry because of this name disputes while it might seem trivial to the great majority of the rest of the world it's a very real problem for macedonia which is one of the poorest countries in europe wants to be more prosperous and wants to be more secure to do that it wants to.

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"macedonia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:19 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"This is the bbc complete range of programmes to bbcworldservicecom forward slash podcast welcome to the latest global news compound in the early hours of monday the fifth of february i'm over conway the selection of highlights across the bbc world service coming up some of greece's most prominent figures have led a mass rally urging the government not to allow its northern neighbour to call itself macedonia also in the port cost six top anc officials have paid a visit to the south african president jacob zuma to try to persuade him to step down opposition supporters in the maldives have taken to the streets demanding the release of political prisoners and here in britain a ferry company has praised one of its staff who jumped overboard to save a drowning man nothing's magnificent effort with as a satellite law trying to do this but this is linked to sleeve these adecco he took control of the crew the crews cystic him they were the woods on for helping more on that later but first a to a row over name which has bought protest as to the streets of the greek capital athens do the demonstrates the challenging macedonia means greece insist the name should refer only to the northern greek province a not the balkan nation known officially as the former yugoslav republic of macedonia the greek government has suggested that it could reach a compromise to end the twenty seven year dispute but their test as are opposed to any concessions i'll boeken's correspondent guide aloni has just returned from the former yugoslav republic of macedonia so what might a deal at like it's deliciously complicated ali and i should point out that the former yugoslav republic of macedonia is the title which is used in the united nations and other international organizations including these like uefa and fifa in fact about a hundred and forty countries around the world recognize macedonia under its constitutional name which is the republic of macedonia so this is primarily an issue between greece and macedonia of it's not one which really in many ways involves the rest of the world and so if greece macedonia can to find a solution and has to be good will on both sides and we.

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"macedonia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:19 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"This is the bbc complete range of programmes to bbcworldservicecom forward slash podcast welcome to the latest global news compound in the early hours of monday the fifth of february i'm over conway the selection of highlights across the bbc world service coming up some of greece's most prominent figures have led a mass rally urging the government not to allow its northern neighbour to call itself macedonia also in the port cost six top anc officials have paid a visit to the south african president jacob zuma to try to persuade him to step down opposition supporters in the maldives have taken to the streets demanding the release of political prisoners and here in britain a ferry company has praised one of its staff who jumped overboard to save a drowning man nothing's magnificent effort with as a satellite law trying to do this but this is linked to sleeve these adecco he took control of the crew the crews cystic him they were the woods on for helping more on that later but first a to a row over name which has bought protest as to the streets of the greek capital athens do the demonstrates the challenging macedonia means greece insist the name should refer only to the northern greek province a not the balkan nation known officially as the former yugoslav republic of macedonia the greek government has suggested that it could reach a compromise to end the twenty seven year dispute but their test as are opposed to any concessions i'll boeken's correspondent guide aloni has just returned from the former yugoslav republic of macedonia so what might a deal at like it's deliciously complicated ali and i should point out that the former yugoslav republic of macedonia is the title which is used in the united nations and other international organizations including these like uefa and fifa in fact about a hundred and forty countries around the world recognize macedonia under its constitutional name which is the republic of macedonia so this is primarily an issue between greece and macedonia of it's not one which really in many ways involves the rest of the world and so if greece macedonia can to find a solution and has to be good will on both sides and we.

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"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"macedonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"Thirty one to one to name one of the proposed on the table is going to macedonia which means north macedonia so it's north of the greek region of macedonia but it has to be one hundred of hardly so corner macedonia and it can never be translated into north macedonia has to remain in the slavic language you you you start to see you are quite law of the rest of the world forms this somewhat yellow arcane is the tactful word i were there isn't a lamentable via humor in a different way we could we could maybe so look to the people of the the future of fyrom on the basis they could refer to themselves as far remind new york switched which sounds pretty cool but i mean seriously the is there just daphne speaking on behalf of the entire greek nation is there a full of words or a naim which you can imagine being entirely acceptable both to greece and macedonia now i i don't think that this issue it's any closer to being resolved not not very good for for nimitz whose as you said is the the poor guy that's been trying to does does he have to do this because who who else is going to take on the job i mean he's he he really he's he's getting on a bit at this point yet i honestly that now i don't think that a wave any place as it had to solution especially sense fareham does seem willing to cooperate in terms of the name but uh doesn't seem to be willing to cooperate in terms of the complete solution in terms of in a way rewriting the history books how we're going to take a short break now you're listening to midori house with me andrew malone with colo to rabelo not arlegui undof nikon nieces coming up next would you want to leave in a form of torture chamber.

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