techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com October 20, 2018


Greece and Macedonia reach deal in 27-year dispute over name

13 June 2018, 09:19 | Glen Norman

Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev addresses the media about the'name agreement with Greece

Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev addresses the media about the'name agreement with Greece

Greece and Macedonia have reached an agreement on how to end their long-running name dispute, a Greek government official said on Tuesday.

Greece's Alexis Tsipras and Macedonia's Zoran Zaev said the former Yugoslav republic's new name for both domestic and global purposes would be Republic of North Macedonia.

The name would be the Republic of North Macedonia, subject to approval.

Greece had long demanded that Macedonia change or modify its name to avoid any claim to the territory and ancient heritage of Greece's northern region of Macedonia - birthplace of ancient warrior king Alexander the Great.

The dispute between the two neighbours had been an obstacle to Macedonia joining either the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance or the European Union.

Greece's parliament will be called to ratify the agreement after Macedonian lawmakers approve it, provided that Skopje fulfils preliminary European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation requirements to begin membership talks, Kotzias said.

Trump's habit of ripping up documents a headache for record-keepers
Under the Presidential Records Act , the White House is mandated to preserve all documents that the president touches. Both Mr Lartey and Mr Young had their jobs terminated abruptly in the spring, Politico reported.

"There is no way back", Zaev said in a news conference.

The country was also accepted to the United Nations in 1993 as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

Mr Tsipras said the deal met the concerns of Greece that a revised name for Macedonia be a "compound" name with a geographical qualifier.

But Greeks seem cool to any deal involving the continued use of the name "Macedonia" by their northern neighbour. By adopting the same identity in 1991, the new nation comprised by a Slavic population who have no historical or cultural connection to the Ancient Macedonians from whom the name derives infuriated many Greeks, who suspected their northern neighbor of territorial ambitions and cultural appropriation.

"I now call on both countries to finalise the agreement reached by the two leaders".

"In other words, if the constitutional amendment is not successfully completed, then the invitation to join North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will be automatically rescinded and the accession talks with the European Union will not start", he said.

Donald Trump: Robert De Niro Is a 'Very Low IQ Individual'
President Trump defended himself against De Niro's attack by praising the economy under his watch. Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, De Niro said he'd like to "punch [Trump] in the face".

European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted his support for the agreement: 'Thanks to you the impossible is becoming possible'.

"This historic agreement is testament to many years of patient diplomacy, and to the willingness of these two leaders to solve a dispute which has affected the region for too long", said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in a statement. "I am keeping my fingers crossed".

The two prime ministers are expected to sign the agreement over the next weekend.

"The name change will be implemented not only the country's global relations but also domestically", Tsipras said adding that Skopje would need to revise its constitution.

Organizers of past rallies in Greece's main cities against a compromise with Macedonia also expressed outrage at the deal, with one accusing Tsipras of "high treason".

Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson engaged; Looney Tunes return; Kimmel vs Ted Cruz
VVS1, for those unfamiliar with diamonds, means that only an expert can find flaws in the diamond, and must use a 10X microscope. The timeline of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's whirlwind romance has officially gotten even juicier.



Other News

Trending Now

China’s ZTE to resume trading after $1.4-billion US settlement
ZTE is not allowed to take any action or make any public statement, even indirectly, denying any of the allegations. After Trump announced his deal with China and ZTE last week, Senate leaders said they would seek to reverse it.

Donald Trump fires back at Robert DeNiro: ‘Wake up, Punchy!’
For comparison, earlier in the day Trump called North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as "very talented, very smart". President Trump responded Tuesday to Robert De Niro's expletive-laden rant at Sunday's Tony Awards .

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 thunders in with upgraded aero, tires, brakes
What they can not opt for, though, is the same aesthetic or functional updates Ford made to the standard Mustang for this year.

SCO summit focused on counter-terrorism: Putin
Asked if Mrs May believed she had been snubbed, a Downing Street spokeswoman replied: "No". A Canadian official said Trump and Trudeau discussed accelerating NAFTA talks.

Marvel's Spider-Man E3 2018 show floor demo gameplay walkthrough
Stay tuned for our first impressions of the game at E3 2018! Of course, there is also plenty of combat, alongside story cutscenes. This is a new third-person game from Remedy, the same studio that developed Max Payne, Alan Wake and Quantum Break .

Trump confused by Trudeau's 'pushed around' comment
May also rejected President Trump's suggestion that Russian Federation should be brought back into the G7. "That will not stand". The summit was seen as an opportunity to overcome disagreements on new tariffs imposed by the USA on imports.

Kim invites Trump to visit Pyongyang as North hails 'radical switchover'
North Korea sees the annual exercises as a rehearsal for invasion, but the government in Seoul maintains they are defensive in nature.

Premier League Announces Massive Change In Calendar From 2019-20 Season
The Football Association described it as "a significant moment for English football" that "will greatly benefit club and country". BT bought the other package for £885m, down from its current £960m and for fewer matches.

Triple Crown victor Justify is a horse with a Canadian connection
The historic win makes Justify the 13th Triple Crown champion and the first to claim the title since American Pharoah in 2015. That said, in nine starts he only has two wins and has never lived up to the hype that surrounded him as a two-year-old.

Egypt star Salah still a doubt for World Cup opener against Uruguay
Mohamed Salah will be given until the last moment to prove he's fit to play in Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday.