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Old 06-16-2019, 07:54 AM   #3921
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Angry at the prospect of EU “decoupling” from Macedonia, some Albanians call for Greater Albania

16.06.2019

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The possibility that Macedonia will be allowed to open EU accession talks while Albania will be held back sparked angry reactions in Albania.

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama wrote a testy tweet aimed at Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski, who openly endorsed the idea of “decoupling” the two countries, and reminded him of the help Albania provided to get him and Zoran Zaev elected.

Some Albanian commentators are going a step further, announcing that if the country is blocked in its EU integration it’s best option will be to push for the unification of Albanians in the Balkans and the creation of Greater Albania.

If Albania and Macedonia’s bid for EU is decoupled, Balkans will change. Albanians might try some different integration. Create internal market, demand federalisation of Macedonia and Kosovo + Albania create a federal Union. What is left for Albania and Kosovo remains to be seen, is a typical such call, in this case issued by Albanian PhD candidate in Germany Abit Hoxha.

Other Albanian commentators like Agon Maliqi say that the decoupling means that Albania will never be invited to open EU accession talks. And former British Europe Minister Dennis MacShane attributed the decoupling idea to European “anti-Muslim ethno nationalism”.






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Old 06-17-2019, 04:36 PM   #3922
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The possibility that Macedonia will be allowed to open EU accession talks while Albania will be held back sparked angry reactions in Albania.
In other words, we should allow Albania to drag down North Macedonia so that Albanians don't feel left behind.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:39 PM   #3923
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It is actually quite an opportunity that has fallen into the laps of the Northdonians. The split in paths could work in its favour as the "prestige" of the union will keep the ethnic Albanians of Macedonia keen to remain relevant to the point of distancing themselves from the drug lords of Albania. But that is about 30 years away anyway and more misery is yet to come.
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:41 PM   #3924
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It is actually quite an opportunity that has fallen into the laps of the Northdonians.
That was my reaction. There is many different ways they can play this that can end up in their favor.

Albanian are threatening all sorts of things which makes them look unreasonable and even dangerous to peace and stability for the region at large.

This could force Albanians in Macedonia to lay low and if Macedonians had any sense they would use that to try and deAlbanize aspects of Macedonia.

Macedonians gave up their dignity to get into NATO, well now they need to make NATO work for them by putting down Albanians threats of annexation.

The best thing Macedonians could do is launch a very public effort to deal with organized crime, we all know who that's going to impact the most. The EU was already bitching that they don't want Albania because of that. Its a perfect opportunity to look like you are kissing EU ass while really sticking it to the Albanians. Ask for Europe's help in defeating organized crime.

You take away the money and power from the mafia that backs the Albanians, and even their political aspirations crumble along with it. This is a golden opportunity for the North Fyromdonians to actually make clever political maneuver.
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Old 02-22-2020, 04:43 PM   #3926
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Ohrid


Demir Hisar


Veles


Krushevo


Prilep


Kochani


Probishtip


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Old 02-22-2020, 05:40 PM   #3927
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Just to put things in perspective (& based on the last available census data)...

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Ohrid
Macedonians: 33,791 (80.3%)
Albanians: 2,959 (7.04%)


Demir Hisar
Macedonians: 2,473 (95.37%)
Albanians: 62 (2.39%)


Veles
Macedonians: 40,269 (92.12%)
Albanians: 91 (0.21%)


Krushevo
Macedonians: 4,273 (80.17%)
Vlahs: 1,020 (19.14%)
Others: 11 (0.21%)


Prilep
Macedonians: 61,320 (92.56%)
Albanians: 21 (0.03%)


Kochani
Macedonians: 25,730 (90.3%)
Albanians: 0 (0%)


Probishtip
Macedonians: 10,639 (98.36%)
Albanians: 0 (0%)


Negotino
Macedonians: 12,994 (97.82%)
Albanians: 1 (0.01%)
Is there another example of this type of ludicrous idiocy anywhere in the world? I'd love to see it if there is.
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Old 02-23-2020, 12:14 AM   #3928
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Just to put things in perspective (& based on the last available census data)...

Is there another example of this type of ludicrous idiocy anywhere in the world? I'd love to see it if there is.
Cyprus is one (as a sign of good will for future reunification)

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Cyprus is one (as a sign of good will for future reunification)

The difference here is that the Cypriot government still acts like it has control of the northern part of the island, which holds a Turkish majority. So this really is not the same situation at all.
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Another UK memorial in Skopje:

https://republika.mk/vesti/skopje/vo...orist-od-uchk/
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