Opinions on Balkan Developments

Responding to requests from friends from abroad, the editors of Macedonian Heritage have decided to add a new department entitled, “Opinions on Balkan Developments”. Comments and analyses published in major Greek journals by leading Greek academics, journalists and analysts will appear in our site to acquaint non-Greek speakers with Greek commentary on major Balkan issues. Occasionaly articles published in foreign media and/or by non-Greek authors will also be included. Understandably, the views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors of Macedonian Heritage.

  1. American strategy on the Skopje issue, and the power of Athens
    by Christodoulos Yallouridis (“Ethnos”, 24 October, 2008)
  2. Red lines fading
    by Stavors Lygeros (“Kathimerini”, English edition, 9 October, 2008)
  3. Macedonian Quandary
    by Bob Menendez and Olympia Snowe (“The Washington Times”, 24 September, 2008)
  4. The Macedonian name dispute
    by Aristotle Tziampiris (“The Washington Times”, 28 March, 2008)
  5. The Academy of Athens' public position on the Macedonian Issue
    by The Academy of Athens (Press Release, 28 March, 2008)
  6. All in a Name
    by Dora Bakoyiannis (“The Wall Street Journal”, 1 April, 2008)
  7. The dual name trap
    by Stavros Lygeros (“Kathimerini”, English edition, 21 February, 2008)
  8. Skopje airports, statues and the Bible: A new dish of Macedonian salad
    by Evangelos Kofos (edited version of op. ed. published in the Athens daily “Kathimerini”, 3 February 2007)
  9. Naming the solution
    by Aristotle Tziampiris (“Kathimerini”, English edition, 16 September, 2005)
  10. Referendum mooted over FYROM name
    by Stavros Lygeros (“Kathimerini”, English edition, 4 April, 2005)
  11. The Macedonian Issue: Solid arguments, not ‘blackmail’
    by Evangelos Kofos (“Kathimerini”, English edition, 2 February, 2005)
  12. Misconceptions of ‘Balkanity’
    by Christina Koulouri (“To Vima”, 23 May, 2004)
  13. Stagnation in the Western Balkans
    by Thanos Veremis(“Kathimerini”, March 14, 2004)
  14. And thy name shall be…: Extracts from the book “Athens - Skopje, seven years of coexistence (1995–2002)”; (Prepublication, “To Vima”, 24 December 2003)
  15. Serbia: Political Instability Persists
    by Stavros Tzimas (“Kathimerini”, January 5, 2004)
  16. “Poor Relations” are sometimes… ungrateful
    by George Harvalia (“Ethnos”, October 14 , 2003)
  17. Unexpected Initiatives: Towards the resettlement of a Slav-Macedonian minority in Macedonia?
    by Evangelos Kofos (“To Vima”, June 25, 2003)
  18. Balkan unrest in wake of war in Iraq
    by G. G. de Lastic (“Kathimerini”, May 4, 2003)
  19. Volatile Balkans
    Editorial (“Kathimerini”, March 13, 2003)
  20. Disturbing silence in the Balkans
    by G. G. de Lastic (“Kathimerini”, January 12, 2003)
  21. Clio in the Balkans. The Politics of History Education
    by Christina Koulouri (editor), Publication of the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe, Thessaloniki, 2002, reviewed by Evangelos Kofos
  22. A New Role for ‘Civilian Power’ in the Balkan Region
    by Theodore Couloumbis and Aristotle Tziampiris (“Kathimerini”, English Edition, 13 January, 2002)
  23. Greece’s EUROpean Investment in the Balkans
    by N. Marakis (“To Vima”, 13 January, 2002)
  24. Greece’s opportunities
    by G. E. Sekeris (“Ta Nea”, 9 January, 2002)
  25. On the Border of Ridicule and Insult
    by Nicholas Martis, former Minister of Macedonia and Thrace
    (“Estia”, 3 January, 2002 and “Kathimerini”, 4 January, 2002)
  26. Uncertain experiment
    by Stavros Ligeros (“Kathimerini”, 28 November, 2001)
  27. Bulgaria and Greece
    by Lambros Kalarrytis (“Ependytis”, 24-25 November, 2001)
  28. Bulgaria: “Presidential …Communist Monarchy”
    by Maritiz Fasoulopoulou (“Ependytis”, 17-18 November, 2001)
  29. FYROM: Constitutional changes
    by Dimitris Constantakopoulos (“Ependytis”, 17-18 November, 2001)
  30. A name combining geography and … developments
    Editorial (“Eleftherotypia”, 13 November, 2001)
  31. The composite name
    by Angelos Stagos (“To Vima”, 11 November, 2001)
  32. Balkan Signals
    Opinion by Giorgos Kapopoulos (“Kathimerini”, 22 November, 2001)
  33. Intreview of Archbishop Anastasios, head of the Orthodox Church of Albania
    by Stavros Tzimas (“Kathimerini”, 23 October, 2001)
  34. US troops to leave the Balkans?
    by Miron Varouhakis (“Kathimerini”, English Edition, 16 October, 2001)
  35. The Unknown Fallout
    Editorial (“Kathimerini”, 24 September, 2001)
  36. The terrorist crisis
    by Yannis Valinakis (“Kathimerini”, 23 September, 2001)
  37. Greece to pay
    by Stavros Ligeros (“Kathimerini”, 7 September, 2001)
  38. Warning to Skopje
    (“Kathimerini”, 7 September, 2001)
  39. West issues stern warning to FYROM
    by Giorgos Kapopoulos (“Kathimerini”, 6 September, 2001)
  40. On the fringe of Europe
    by Giorgos Kapopoulos (“Kathimerini”, 5 September, 2001)
  41. Stability and ethnic cleansing
    by Giorgos Kapopoulos (“Kathimerini”, 2 September, 2001)
  42. The Hungarian Minorities ‘Timebomb’
    by George Delastic (“Kathimerini”, 29 August, 2001)
  43. The price of the impasse
    by Yiannis Kartalis (“To Vima”, August 26, 2001)
  44. A last chance to resolve the issue of the name of the FYROM
    by Dimitris Konstantakopoulos (“Ependytis”, August 25-26, 2001)
  45. Reservations in Athens
    by Dimitris Konstantakopoulos (“Ependytis”, August 25-26, 2001)
  46. The Balkans as seen by the West
    by Mihalis Moronis (“Eleftherotypia”, August 20, 2001)
  47. The two sides of the peace agreement: Signatures in Skopje, but the specter of war still looms
    by Notis Papadopoulos (“Ta Nea”, August 16, 2001)
  48. Agreement for two states in one packaging
    by Nikos Kiaos (“Eleftherotypia”, August 16, 2001)
  49. Containing the Balkan crisis
    by Stavros Lygeros (“Kathimerini”, August 17, 2001)
  50. Fragile peace in FYROM
    by G. G. de Lastic (“Kathimerini”, August 16, 2001)
  51. Athens fears violence
    by A. Papahelas (“To Vima”, August 12, 2001)
  52. Cut off from Europe: FYROM’s pains and Greece
    by Costas Iordanidis (“Kathimerini”, August 13, 2001)
  53. Unheralded, a new foreign policy emerges for the Balkans
    by Theodore Couloumbis and Aristotle Tziampiris(“Kathimerini”, English Edition, July 9, 2001)
  54. Greece and the Balkan crisis
    by Costas Iordanidis (“Kathimerini”, English Edition, July 2, 2001)
  55. Milosevic: The message is meant for us
    by Andonis Karkayannis (“Kathimerini”, July 1, 2001)
  56. Milosevic: When the accomplices hold their peace
    by Richardos Someritis (“To Vima”, July 1, 2001)
  57. Milosevic: Vital and crucial Balkan issues
    by “Diodoros” (“To Vima”, July 1, 2001)
  58. No tears for Milosevic
    Editorial (“Eleftherotypia”, June 30, 2001”)
  59. Milosevic at The Hague
    Editorial (“Eleftheros Typos”, June 29, 2001)
  60. Greek-Albanian relations
    by Costas Iordanidis (“Kathimerini”, English Edition, June 25, 2001)
  61. Albanian Elections
    Editorial (“Kathimerini”, English edition, June 23, 2001)
  62. New Tension in Central & S.E. Europe
    Editorial (“Kathimerini”, English edition, June 21, 2001)
  63. Bulgaria: A monarch’s return
    by Costas Iordanidis (“Kathimerini”, June 21, 2001)
  64. Escalation of conflicts in SE Europe
    by Georgios Kapopoulos (“Kathimerini”, June 21, 2001)
  65. Symeon’s electoral visit: The ex-royalty’s ‘besa’
    by Vasilis Vasilikos (“Ta Nea”, June 19, 2001)
  66. Bulgarians expect Symeon to open the gates of the West
    by Evangelos Kofos (“Ta Nea”, June 19, 2001)
  67. Symeon: Promises for everybody
    by Dimitris Kairidis (“Ta Nea”, June 19, 2001)
  68. Annulment of the 1913 Balkan Peace Treaty
    by Georgios Kapopoulos (“Kathimerini”, June 13, 2001)
  69. FYROM: Towards Cantonization?
    Editorial (“Kathimerini”, English edition, June 13, 2001)
  70. On the edge of the abyss
    Editorial (“Kathimerini”, English edition, June 12, 2001)
  71. FYROM - Where is the UN?
    Editorial (“Eleftherotypia”, June 11, 2001)
  72. Skopje pins its hopes on Solana’s frequent trips: The three stages Athens proposes for the settlement of the crisis
    Editorial (“Ependytis”, June 9-10, 2001)
  73. Critical elections in Albania and Bulgaria
    by L. Kalarritis (“Ependytis”, June 9, 2001)
  74. Serbia at the Crossroads
    by Theodore Couloumbis (“Kathimerini”, June 3, 2001)
  75. The new Balkan chaos
    by Kostas Iordanidis (“Kathimerini”, English edition, May 28, 2001)
  76. The Curious Mr Frowick
    by Yannis Kartalis (“Vima”, May 27, 2001)
  77. Balkan Developments
    by N. Marakis (“Vima”, May 27, 2001)
  78. The Visit: What the Americans said to Mr Papandreou
    by St. Efstathiadis (“Vima”, May 27, 2001)
  79. Think-tanks on the Balkans
    by Thanos Veremis (“Kathimerini”, May 27, 2001)
  80. Diplomacy... threatens the Balkans again
    by Thaleia Kartali (“Kathimerini”, May 27, 2001)
  81. The example set by UCK and its emulators
    by Kyra Adam (“Eleftherotypia”, May 26, 2001)
  82. Greece and FYROM: Challenges and Opportunities
    by Costas Iordanidis (“Kathimerini”, English Edition, May 14, 2001
  83. FYROM: Internal Political Developments
    by Nikos Marakis (“Vima”, May 13, 2001)
  84. After the collapse of the great expectations in the Balkans
    by Giorgos Kapopoulos (“Kathimerini”, May 13, 2001)
  85. The meeting in Moscow of Archbishop Christodoulos of Greece and Patriarch Alexios of Russia
    by Grigoris Kalokairinos (“Kathimerini”, May 13, 2001)
  86. The New Opportunity for the Name
    by Nikos Marakis (“Vima”, May 6, 2001)
  87. The Weak Link
    by George Kapopoulos (“Kathmerini”, May 3, 2001)
  88. The West in the Western Balkans
    by Thanos Veremis (“Kathmerini”, April 29, 2001)
  89. Let Us Not Miss This Historic Opportunity Too
    Position (“Ependytis”, Holy Thursday 12, Easter Sunday, April 15, 2001)
  90. The Delusion of Peace in FYROM
    by G. G. de Lastic (“Kathimerini”, English edition, April 11, 2001)
  91. Greek Minority [in Albania]
    by Stavros Lygeros (“Kathimerini”, English edition, March 29, 2001)
  92. The Balkan Region – A Prey to its Own Peoples
    by Mich. Moronis (“Eleftherotypia”, March 26, 2001)
  93. Responsibility for the Balkan crisis
    by Yiannis Kartalis (“Vima”, March 25, 2001)
  94. Sorcerers’ apprentices and Frankenstein (NATO and UCK)
    by Yiannis Marinos (“Vima”, March 25, 2001)
  95. The Final Link – Population Exhanges
    by Stavros Zoulas (“Kathimerini”, English edition, March 21, 2001)
  96. “Redraw the map”
    by G. G. de Lastic (“Kathimerini”, English edition, March 21, 2001)
  97. From the end of the Greek Civil War to the current crisis in the FYROM
    by Antonis Karakousis (“Kathimerini”, March 18, 2001)
  98. Balkan Extremism
    by Costas Iordanidis (“Kathimerini”, English edition, March 18, 2001)
  99. A contraband state, built in blood
    by I. K. Pretenderis (“Vima”, March 18, 2001)
  100. The“Great Ideas” of others
    by Richard Someritis (“Vima”, March 18, 2001)
  101. No war and no peace…
    by Traianos Hatzidimitriou (“Makedonia”, March 18, 2001)
  102. The Devil finds work [FYROM, Albanian separatists, NATO]
    by Nikos Konstandaras (“Kathimerini”, English edition, March 17-18, 2001)
  103. Division on the agenda [FYROM-NATO]
    by Stavros Lygeros (“Kathimerini”, English edition, March 16, 2001)
  104. Continuing crisis, Editorial
    (“Kathimerini”, English edition, March 14, 2001)
  105. How far can we go with FYROM?
    by Serafim Kotrotsos (“Makedonia”, March 11, 2001)
  106. “The new international stage… The Balkans” (excerpts)
    by Ambassador Vyron Theodoropoulos (“Kathimerini”, March 11, 2001)
  107. A day’s debate on FYROM’s name issue from the columns of a Greek newspaper
    (“Eleftherotypia”, March 6, 2001)
  108. Balkan Nightmare, Editorial
    (“Kathimerini”, English edition, March 6, 2001)
  109. On the Edge: Unrest on FYROM’s Doorstep
    by G. G. De Lastic (“Kathimerini”, English edition, March 5, 2001)
  110. Commentary: Greek Foreign policy
    by Costas Iordanidis (“Kathimerini”, English edition, March 5, 2001)
  111. A Tale with a Name
    by Theodoros A. Couloumbis (“Kathimerini”, March 4, 2001)
  112. Greece Spearheads European Foreign Policy on the Middle East
    by Christina Poulidou (“Ependytis”, March 3-4, 2001)
  113. Albanian Nightmare Haunts the Balkans
    by Lambros Kalarrytis (“Ependytis”, March 3-4, 2001)
  114. New Approach to Kosovo: International community must change its ideas if it wants a solution
    by Evangelos Kofos (“Kathimerini”, English edition, March 2, 2001)
  115. Rude Awakening
    by Giorgos Kapopoulos (“Kathimerini”, English Edition, February 28, 2001)
  116. The Prime Minister and Upper Northern Macedonia
    by Yiannis P. Tzannetakos (“Eleftherotypia”, February 24, 2001)
  117. Suspicion of a Brake in Inter-Balkan Co-operation
    by Christina Poulidou (“Ependytis”, February 24-25, 2001)
  118. What Greece Wants in Southeastern Europe
    by G. G. Zafeiropoulos(“Ependytis”, February 24-25, 2001)
  119. The new U.S. Administration, Greece and the Balkans
    by D. P. Dimas (“Eleftherotypia”, February 24, 2001)
  120. All in the Family
    by Nikos Konstandaras (“Athens”, February 24, 2001)
  121. FYROM in Crisis
    Editorial (“Kathimerini”, English edition, February 22, 2001)
  122. The Skopje nightmare
    by Costas Iordanidis (“Kathimerini”, English edition, February 20, 2001)
  123. ‘No’ to ‘Fortress Europe’
    by P. K. Ioakeimidis (“Nea”, February 16, 2001)
  124. Crucial phase opens in wrangling over a name
    by Stavros Lygeros (“Kathimerini”, Greek edition: February 11, 2001; English edition: February 12, 2001)
  125. Unstable Alliances
    by G. Sekeris (“Nea”, February 7, 2001)
  126. ‘Greater Albania’ still troubles the Balkans
    by Stavros Lygeros (“Kathimerini”, English edition: February 5, 2001)
  127. Who Will Judge NATO?
    by Grigoris Kalfelis (“Nea”, February 5, 2001)
  128. The New Crisis
    by Giannis Kartalis
    (“Vima”, Analysis column, February 4, 2001)
  129. The Stability Pact and the Future of the Balkans
    by Aristotle Tziampiris (“Ependytis”, 27 January, 2001)
  130. Kostunica in Athens
    by Kyra Adam (“Eleftherotypia”, January 17, 2001)
  131. Forced USA – Europe Co-existence (Bosnia)
    by Giorgos Kapopoulos (“Kathimerini”, January 10, 2001),

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