Your use of the acronym of FYROM
to refer to our country--the Republic of Macedonia--is utterly unacceptable.
On Tuesday, however, he elaborated on his gratitude for the Macedonian government by suggesting a list of six more prominent Bulgarian rulers that should get a monument in Skopje like Tsar Samuil, who ruled the First Bulgarian Empire as the Tsar of the Bulgarians in 997 AD-1014 AD from his capital in Ohrid, in today's FYROM
"I wish to assure you that I, as well as the leaders of the parties and political movements supporting my candidacy, stand beside Greece and we lend their support to any decisions that Greece's political leadership should make on the issue of Fyrom
's name," Papadopoulos' letter read.
Following the ninth meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council with the FYROM
, on 24 July, the EU - represented by Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule and Cyrpus Minister of Foreign Affairs Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis - reviewed the key developments since the previous such meeting in January related to the fulfilment of the political and economic criteria and the country's state of play concerning alignment with the EU acquis, as well as the implementation of the stabilisation and association agreement (SAA) that was finalised in 2001.
A few hours earlier, Greek Ambassador Papadopoulou said "the self -adhesive stickers with the FYROM
sign that the Greek authorities have been issuing to Macedonian citizens crossing the border were part of the implementation of the practical measures that the two countries agreed upon and signed 17 years ago.
In his words, the real goal of the FYROM
government is a different one.
Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki appealed to the Greek authorities to not provoke Macedonian tourists by putting FYROM
stickers on their license plates.
The participants in the eight meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council between the EU and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM
), held on 23 January, discussed the recent progress made by Skopje towards meeting the EU membership criteria.
Politics is not mathematics and politics does not consist of prime numbers, comments Igor Caveski for Vreme when discussing the Government's announcement that it will demand a debate in the UN regarding the withdrawal of the FYROM
term and recognition of the constitutional name.
A good illustration of this is the situation in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM
), where for over 20 years the rulers have been holding the population hostage to an endless and pointless name dispute with Greece.