Arm points to existence of at least seven statues from Greek shipwreck, already the source of most extensive and exciting
The foreign ministers of Greece and FYR Macedonia signed an accord Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic the “Republic of North Macedonia.”
The landmark accord follows decades of inconclusive talks that soured relations between the two countries and held up the admission of the Balkan state into the EU and NATO, of which Greece is a member.
The agreement still requires the approval of both parliaments and a referendum in FYR Macedonia.
“We have a historic responsibility that this deal is not held in abeyance, and I am confident that we will manage it,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said as he and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev received a standing ovation from guests at a lakeside ceremony.
Tsipras survived a no-confidence vote mounted by Greece’s opposition in parliament Saturday, but the depth of public emotion against the deal is strong.
Up to 70 percent of Greeks object to the…
On This Day
- 1863: The "June Events" took place in Athens between opposing political factions ("Mountain Men" and "Plains Men"). 200 died as a result of these clashes.
- 1953: Greek forces repelled Chinese attacks on Hill 440 during the Korean War.
- 1971: Junta strongman George Papadopoulos threatened Cyprus President Archbishop Makarios III with "bitter measures" should he refuse proposals related to the Turkish Cypriot minority.
- 2007: Nikos Galis was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame
- Deaths: Leo III, the Isaurian (741), Byzantine Emperor; Queen Olga (1926); Alketas Panagoulias, soccer coach (2012)