When It Rains, It Pours (on Greece)

by Julian Ku

These are not the best of days for Greece, and even relatively small matters, like their ongoing dispute with Macedonia over the name “Macedonia” is going against them.

Greece was wrong to block Macedonia’s bid to join Nato in 2008 because of a row over its name, the International Court of Justice has ruled.

It said Athens should have abided by a 1995 deal not to block Macedonian applications if made under the name Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The full judgment is here. Then again, since there are no remedies ordered except the declaration that Greece breached its agreement, I suppose this will hardly cause (more) riots in Athens.


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