This is unbelievable. Everyone is watching the news ticker today and is excited about the decisions the EU finance ministers might take and the future of the EU regarding the current dept crisis in Greece. At that time Commissioner Füle, responsible for Enlargement, warns Macedonia about its behaviour and the possible upset off Greece with the result to declare that it is possible that Macedonia will loose its candidate status. EurActive has disseminated the news today.
Maybe you remember that Greece entered the Eurozone just by cooking the books and today we are discussing the end of the €uro because exactly this Greece is close to bankruptcy.
Why is Commissioner Füle so upset? Is their a crucial reason for making clear that Macedonia can be downgraded in respect of negotiations for EU enlargement? No, it’s a monument which might annoy Greece (remember that country that produced so much trouble in the whole EU) and again the so called “Name dispute”.
Mr Füle said: “Seriously, if you have a neighbour, and I’m not talking about two states now, and there is an issue between two of you, whatever the nature of that issue is, and you are trying sincerely to solve it, I guess you would avoid doing anything that your neighbour might call a provocation. This is simple logic. I would expect the government in Skopje to avoid doing things which would be called by the other side provocations”.
True – sounds logic. But it would have been also nice if the Greek would have said the truth about the condition of their economy in the first place. If they would still have the Drachma they could devalue right now and we wouldn’t have such a big problem in the EU.
Well, you could complain about Greece still having this attitude when everybody in Europe is trying to safe their country. But that a European Commissioner has nothing better to do to take a position for Greece in this “conflict” is almost impudent.
Even if we would no have the trouble about the financial situation it would be better to solve the dispute between Greece and Macedonia as quiet as possible. No normal citizen does understand why Greece is still vetoing the recognition of Macedonia due to the name of the country and possibly expected territorial claims.
Greece should wake up and Commissioner Füle should balance his words.