The British Museum: Just do it by Asa Butcher
In the very first issue of Ovi magazine I wrote a letter to Thanos in our now-defunct 2Dear …” column asking about the situation regarding the Parthenon Marbles, commonly referred to as the Elgin Marbles.
Greece from abroad by Thanos Kalamidas
Some thoughts of a Greek living in Finland on the occasion of the Greek President, Karolos Papoulias’, visit to the country of no corruption!
Migration in Greece – An open wound (in Greek) by Dimitra Karantzeni
Κοινωνική καταπίεση. Πολιτική εκμετάλλευση.
Greek Report by Euro Reporter
The Greek President is visiting Finland and Ovi’s Euro-reporter visits Greece.
Karolos Papoulias by The Ovi Team
A short biographic information for the President of the Greek Republic Karolos Papoulias
Police in FYROM have arrested a journalist on suspicion that he is behind three murders he reported on.
The journalist, Vlado Taneski, is accused of raping, torturing and killing three elderly women in the south-western town of Kicevo. FYROM police began to suspect him after he included details in his reports that they had not made public.
Other men have reportedly already been convicted of the first two murders. The third was committed last month. Mr. Taneski, 56, has not yet been charged with any offence, police said. They allege that he kidnapped and abused the women before cutting them into pieces and dumping them in plastic bags.
I suppose he reported the truth and only the …truth! So except human and drugs trafficking another talent raises in FYROM!
FYROM is holding a snap general election called after Greece vetoed the ex-Yugoslav republic’s attempt to join NATO because of its name and with the fear of the Albanians.
Macedonia is the name of a Greek region and history resents a perceived and based on lies attempt to claim the heritage of Philip of Macedon and Alexander the Great. The country’s ruling coalition is also divided over recognizing Kosovo as an independent state.
Around a quarter of the population are ethnic Albanians like most of Kosovo. The centre-right coalition also wants to speed up reforms. Sunday’s vote could determine whether FYROM joins both NATO and the European Union, most of which did recognize Kosovo when it declared independence in February.
About time to leave all the hysterical past and try to work in a better future because FYROM has no time to spare and only one chance to prove that it is a modern democratic state!
Disappointing even their only allies the constantly failing US administration and George W. Bush, FYROM legislators have voted to dissolve parliament and hold early elections amid a row with Greece over the country’s name.
Greece correctly wants the former Yugoslav republic to change the stolen name that implies a territorial claim over its northern province of the same name, the historic Macedonia the country of Great Alexander.
Greece blocked Macedonia’s bid to join NATO a week ago over the name issue. FYROM Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said opposition parties had been blocking his plans for reform. “We remain committed to our goals to join NATO and the European Union,” Gruevski said. “But the necessary reforms are halted with a blockade of parliamentary procedures.”
What remains to see is if the extremist voices will win and keep FYROM out of any legal institution like EU based on a lie or the logic and start serious negotiations with Greece.
If the people of Skopje need to blame somebody for all the lies and the empty promises here are the leading two, one is American the other wished all his life to be American. The first is going fast down to the unwanted the second?
Everything now depends on Skopje, if they want to prove what suspected for so long that they want to base a republic on lies they will continue their hard line, if they want to live in a modern world and become legitimate members of Europe then they have to negotiate and perhaps apologize for all said and done the last few years and especially the last weeks.
PM Costas Karamanlis and FM Dora Bakoyannis look pensive during the NATO summit in Bucharest, where Greece blocked FYROM’s attempt to join the alliance until the two neighbors settle their name dispute.
Greece invited the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) last night to return to the negotiating table and settle the longstanding name dispute between the two countries, less than 24 hours after Athens used its veto at a NATO summit in Romania to block Skopje’s attempt to join the alliance.
In a rare public address last night, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis tried to assure Greece’s neighbors that it still wants to resolve the name issue but also made it clear that Athens would not be a pushover, as it demonstrated by vetoing FYROM’s accession late on Wednesday night.
«United, with belief in our strength, we battled hard but successfully,» Karamanlis said in a televised address from Bucharest shortly after 8 p.m.
«With resolve and determination, we are moving along the right lines so that we can achieve the final national goal: a solution to the problem.»