Greece: Myopic policy on Macedonia

Simona Gruevska-Madzoska simonagrum at
Fri Sep 19 09:34:36 UTC 2008

There is no end of Greek nationalism and fascism. Every historian knows that Greeks and Ancient Macedonians weren't the same. Greeks called Ancient Macedonians Barbarians. Here I present you one little peace of historical truth written by Danish (not Macedonian writer).

Greece is an Unworthy EU Member 
by Gunnar Nissen
Danish newspaper Morgaenavisen Jyllands-Posten 2/26/1999
If this chronicle gives rise to conflicts or trouble, it is not the fault of the Macedonians, nor me. When the politicians in EU countries don't speak out, it is due to ignorance or indifference. Denmark is a member of the EU. It remains a mystery that Greece is too. The member countries must recognize human rights and minorities rights. Those are the demands put in front of the central European states and they must abide by them. That has been hard on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania who are brought to recognize national minorities, especially that large Russian one. Slovenia is on that point influenced by the Yugoslavian constitution of 1974, an exemplary country with full recognition of small Croatian and Italian minorities. But Greece - Oh Dear! From official Greek side it is bombastically announced: Only Greeks live in Greece. Nonsense! In southeast Europe, not a single state exist of one nationality alone. In Greece, you find a large Turkish minority
 (who do not wish to be presented as Greeks that has converted to Islam) in Thrace, a small Albanian minority in Epiros and finally a Macedonian minority in Aegean Macedonia, who numbers somewhere between 75.000 and 500.000. An exact estimate doesn't exist, since Greece persistently deny there existence.

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