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FYRMacedonia: EU's Ashton, Fule issue joint statement on Macedonian elections

08. June 2011. | 10:46 10:47

Source: MIA

 EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and enlargement commisioner Stefan Fule welcomed Monday the competitive, transparent and well-administered parliamentary elections in the Republic of Macedonia and congratulated the people, the political parties and responsible authorities for their contribution to this process, noting the high turnout.

 EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and enlargement commisioner Stefan Fule welcomed Monday the competitive, transparent and well-administered parliamentary elections in the Republic of Macedonia and congratulated the people, the political parties and responsible authorities for their contribution to this process, noting the high turnout.

"We call on the government to implement fully the conclusions and recommendations of the OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission. We are pleased to note that political parties have largely endorsed the election", the EU officials say in a joint statement.

According to them, as a candidate for membership of the European Union, the country needs to look to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

"The new government must swiftly resume the reforms necessary to continue the country's progress towards the European Union, and the opposition should contribute in a constructive manner in Parliament to the reform process. We underline the importance of the government taking steps to ensure good neighbourly relations", reads the statement.

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09. June 2011. 07:55:05

| Kiril

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Well done Macedonia and the Gruevski Government, again we have made another milestone towards our EU integration, but it's obvious that no matter what we do our neighbours will sabotage, hinder and impede our every step. Their co-ordinated goal, being our destabilization and ultimate annihilation, history repeats itself and the parallels now and 100 years ago are striking. "THEIR MOTTO, KEEP THEM DOWN AND OUT"!

We have barely finished counting our votes and already the EU's Ashton and Fule are barking the Greek and Bulgarian tune, "good neighbourly relations, good neighbourly relations", woof, woof! What does this really mean? What have we done to these people? "NOTHING, APART FROM EXISTING"!

Greece, one might say are finally compromising on the name issue, Macedonia yes, but with a geographical determinant, such as "Upper or Northern Macedonia". Sounds fair, some would say, but again they have added something called "ergo omnes". What does this really mean? Well it means, that not only will our nations name change, but we also have to use it to describe our identity at all levels, "hi I'm an Upper Macedonian". "EVEN AT OUR DINNER TABLES"!

Bulgaria's Parvanov is suggesting they may not accept Greece's preferred names for us, "Upper or Northern Macedonia". In other words the only name acceptable to the Greeks is not so good for our Bulgar neighbours. What does this mean? "NO EU OR NATO, DUE TO BULGARIAN SENSITIVITIES"!

Sounds familiar, hmmm! So much for "GOOD NEIGHBOURLY RELATIONS"!

So to summarise, even if we humiliate ourselves and cave into the Greeks (and sign our own death warrant), then it is most likely we will irritate Bulgarian sensitivities and be no closer to our EU/NATO goals. Then if we ever get past Bulgaria, who knows we may need to deal with Albanian and Serbian sensitivities by then. So what's the point and what do we do? "SUE THEIR ASRSES & PLAY THEIR GAMES"!

"GO GRUEVSKI AND & LONG LIVE MACEDONIA"!

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