Read RESOLUTION HR 650
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A BRIEF HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
Because of this objection, the United Nations accepted this nation as a new member with a temporary name of “the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (the FYROM) until a permanent name is found between Greece and its northern neighbor. To this date no solution has been found due to the FYROM’s ultranationalist stance.Moreover, FYROM promulgates propaganda in which it claims portions of Greek territory and usurps Greek national identity and culture in conflict with European values. FYROM’s actions are a breach of the U.N.-brokered Interim Accord and erode efforts to build trust and good neighborly relations.
- Please contact your Representative’s office today.
- Ask to speak with the Legislative Director or Foreign Affairs Legislative Assistant.
- Advise them you are a constituent, calling from [city or town] and that you’d like the representative’s support by co-sponsoring H.Res.650.
- Advise the Congressional staff person to contact Congresswoman Maloney’s or Congressman Bilirakis’ office to sign on as a co-sponsor.
- Greece strongly supports the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of FYROM having not only acquiesced to but also supported its status as a candidate country for accession to the EU and to its joining the Membership Action Plan of NATO.
- FYROM’s irredentist and provocative acts toward Greece are clear violations of the 1995 Interim Accord between Greece and FYROM and these acts demonstrate that FYROM is unwilling to demonstrate good faith toward its neighbor Greece; a condition which must exist for the two countries to come together and resolve the name issue, and ultimately, for FYROM to attain NATO membership.
- Simply stated, FYROM cannot join NATO until it resolves its differences with NATO Alliance members Greece, Bulgaria, and Albania.
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