EC Urges Macedonia to Establish 'Media Culture'
The European Commission will require from Macedonia to establish a “media culture”, according to publications by Macedonian newspaper.
In order to to receive a date for the start of EU accession negotiations, Macedonia should establish a “media culture”, according to a Macedonian newspaper publication, cited by BTA news agency on Tuesday, October 8th.
EC will outline its requirement for “media culture” establishment in Macedonia in its incoming Autumn Report on the latest progress of Macedonia in its EU accession process.
It is not clear however, what exactly is the meaning of the phrase “media culture” and how Macedonia is supposed to establish it, pointed out “Utrinski Vestnik” in its publication on the matter.
Requiring from Macedonian authorities to establish a “media culture” would be the latest in a set of conditions that Macedonia should meet in order to receive a date to start EU accession negotiations.
The report, to be issued on October 16th will include negative remarks from EC to Macedonia regarding the freedom of expression and the media in Macedonia, according to the newspaper.
Previously, in its Spring Report from April, EC declared its “continued concerns about self-censorship, poor labour rights of journalists and the public's access to objective reporting” in Macedonia.
Macedonia will also be criticized by EC about the fact that the announced good-neighbor agreement with Bulgaria is not yet signed, during his visit to Macedonia in September, Bulgaria’s Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin pointed out that such an agreement would be beneficial for both countries, “and especially Macedonia.”
Macedonia was granted by EC the statute of a candidate back in 2005, but an ongoing bitter dispute with Greece over Macedonia's name continues to hamper the country's bids to join EU.
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On the question of why are Slavs from "Macedonia" (the Slavic: Bulgarian, Serbian, FYROMian notion of Macedonia is wrong and doesn't coincide with ancient, Greek geographical representation of Macedonia) called Serbs by Byzantine Greek chronicle writers even as soon as they arrive there the explanation is simple:
"Serb" is an old Slavic macro-tribal name used also by Sorbs in Germany who speak 2 languages, one closer to Polish, the other closer to Czech. However the most important and oldest etnonym for all Slavs is "Slovenians", Slavs (approximately "Slovene" in common Slavic language), this means that "serb" is far less important and even irrelevant as far as "Macedonia" is concerned. It is teoretically possible for the Moesian and Thracian Slavs to have called themselves plainly Slavs
(=Slovenians, Slovaks) upon arrival in the Balkans (6th century) whereas "Macedonian" Slavs might have called themselves Serbs upon arrival there, this is totally irrelevant, since before the macro-tribal name Serb appeared, the "Macedonian" Slavs had been calling themselves plainly Slavs, just like the Bulgarians (that happened before their arrival into the Balkans). To deny the Bulgariandom of FYROMian Slavs is like calling the Slovenes or Slovaks, since they don't speak Serbian or Slovenian or Slovak, and they are Slavs. Another proof of the Bulgarianness of FYROMian Slavs is the tribal names of the Slavs of "Macedonia" which are of eastern Slavic type, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian and not of Western, Slovak, Polish type. It is true that this is less relevant since, for instance, White Croats are now Ukrainians (eastern Slavs) whereas present-day Croats are Western, Southwestern Slavs but these cases are exceptions. This means that the tribal names of "Macedonian" Slavs are also a clear indicator that most of them or all of them designated eastern Slavs, just like the ones used to designate Moesian and Thracian tribes.
This Gruevski is a moron: Calling Greece Former Ottoman Province of Turkey is like calling Turkey "Partly Former Byzantine Greek Province, Partly Former Armenian Province Turkey". Besides, Turkey hasn't got a province called Greece and Greece hasn't got a province called Turkey or Ottoman Empire as its component. All this Macedonists are missing their logic and also few screws ;-)
Why are you trying to appeal to the "logic" and "intelligence" of Macedonkeys? They have an obsession with "proving" that their insignificant and risible little rag-tag tribe is at the centre of the Balkans, if not the world, and there is nothing anyone can do to disabuse them of this ludicrous notion. It's a typical Napoleon Complex but at least le petit Caporal had the ability to DO something rather than just mouthing off or bullying minorities like some self-deluded playground blow-hard....
Speaking of Radule, the Vlach "historian"-separatist from Blagoevgrad. Someone should ask that guy why is he so anti-Bg, pro-"Macedonian" if he is Vlach??? He should care about his own nation's history, not stir more hatred between Bg and Bg from FYROM with his "historical" and also "historic" "proofs and arguments" that present-day "Macedonians" are the same thing as the real, ancient, Greek ones.
The third "historian", "Macedonian" separatist from Greece, Risto Stefov used to declare himself Bulgarian before convincing himself that he "is" "Macedonian" (pictures of his documents with self-declared Bulgarian ethnicity can be found on the Internet)
As for Stoyko Stoykov, the other separatist from Pirin area: emprison him for his political and "scientific" Macedonistic separatism. Watch closely his past and future declarations for proofs of separatism and in case he was negligent send hime to prison for separatism.
Bulgaria and Greece must be pro-American and anti-Russian, because otherwise you get American "scientists" publishing "Macedonian" "grammars" (Lunt) or "Macedonian" folk songs from Blagoevgrad region.
Use Albanian example
e) Italians are the successors of different ancient and modern Indo-European ethnicities and even non-Indo-European (Etrusks,
Etrurians): Italians, Greeks (southern Italy=Magna Graecia), Usco-Umbrians and so on. This means that Bulgarians are the
successors of Thracians, ancient Macedonians (in the tiny part of FYROM included in ancient times in original Macedonia),
f) Genetical "studies" claiming that present-day "Macedonians" share the genes of ancient, real ones (IGENEA) are fake, made
up by Western enemies of formerly pro-Russian Greeks and Bulgarians (Orthodox Christians like Russians). Other equally
acknowledged as accurate genetic "studies" claim that European Turks are more Thracian than Bulgarians, despite arriving much
later in Thracian territories (which by the way inclued also western parts of Asian Turkey, not only European Turkey), that
Bulgarians are closer to Italians, Spaniards and Greeks rather than to Serbs, that Romanians are Slavs or Hungarians (the
same IGENEA) and so on. So these are not genetic studies, they are genetic "studies".
One more thing: Out of a 100 children born of 50 genetic mixed marriages (for instance Albanian-Bulgarian/Serbian), not 50
resulting children have Illyrian genes and 50 Slavic, the figures are not equal meaning the genes of some are "stronger" than
the genes of other ethnicities, meaning genetic studies are totally irrelevant. One beautiful example of this is that
children resulted from African-Caucasian mixed marriages are predominantly African, they look Black, not Caucasian/White. It
takes dozens of addition Black-White mixtures in order for the children to look White.
c) Ancient Macedonian language was Greek, for instance they were using the word "kai"=and (conjunction) which clearly shows
that they even used Greek conjunctions, a type of words which is hardest to borrow (even though in "Macedonian" "language"
there is at least one Greek conjunction oti=that but in ancient times it was much more difficult to borrow such essential
d) FYROM only has a tiny portion of itself which belong to ancient Macedonia, the rest lies in Greece (the so-called "Aegean
Macedonian"). This means that half of the territory of Greater FYROM was not Macedonian and probably half of the population
of Greater FYROM in ancient times was not (ancient) Macedonian. This means that the Macedonians couldn't have possibly
genetically assimilate the Thracians and Paeonians since they were approximately just as many as the two populations that
they were supposed to assimilate. This means that Pirin Bulgarians ("Macedonians) and Eastern FYROM Bulgarians are actually
more Thracian than Macedonian, despite having been ancientMacedonized (genetically only very partly and linguistically).
Actually this ancientMacedonization of Thracians and Paeonians never occured, not even the "linguistical" one (dialect Greek
one actually). This means also that Western FYROMians are more Illyrian (Albanian) than ancient Macedonian. Not to mention
the further complication that a Slavic "language" brought about by the arrival of the Slavs brings to this
Paeonian/Thracian-Macedonian mixture of ethnicities (What are FYROMians: Slavs, Thracian/Paeonians or Macedonians???). Stoyko
Stoykov, the wannabe "historian" and also separatist politician from Bulgaria's Pirin "Macedonia" claims that Bulgarian
"historians" (actually real historians) are wrong when claiming that Bulgarians of present times are the result of three
ethnicities mixture: Thracians, Slavs and Bulgars (proto-Bulgarians) because an ethnicity cannot be composed by others like a
dish being composed of different ingredients. The lack of logic is obvious: "Macedonian" can but Bulgarians cannot
Your "Macedonian" so-called historians are apparently missing their logic:
1. Let's assume (ancient) Macedonians were never Greeks, spoke a different language and had only been linguistically
assimilated by the Greeks prior to Slavs arrival in the Balkans and their Slavization of the (ancient Macedonians). Better
still, Macedonians had not even been linguistically assimilated prior to being Slavicized into today's "Macedonians". Ok
then. But Pirin "Macedonian" was inhabited by Thracians as well as eastern FYROM while Western FYROM and Golo Burdo and the
other Vardar "Macedonian" settlements in Albania (towards which FYROM has territorial claims) were Paeonian. FYROMian
"historians" like Stoyko Stoykov, Radule (actually not "Macedonian" but Vlach which hates Bulgarians) and Riste/Risto Stefov
claim that Paeonians were not Illyrian (Albanians would them justifiedly have historical claims on western FYROM, not just
demographically) but a different ethnicity and that both Paeonians and Thracians had been "ancientMacedonized" so that they
ceased to be Paeonians and Thracians anymore.
a) Paeonians were actually Illyrian
b) Thracians in "Pirin FYROM" (Pirin Thrace, Pirin "Macedonia") were indeed Thracian and not Macedonian as claimed by your
so-called historians. Skaptopara=Blagoevgrad is a Thracian place name with the Thracian suffix -para and not a ancient
So who gives a monkey's what one delusional guy dreamt up while smoking his Chinese opium-pipe? He was apparently a brilliant man but wasted so many years of research producing a work of fiction - quite sad really and yet another demonstration that the mind can play strange tricks....and give blank ammunition to idiots with a idée fixe and a risible bee in their bonnet.
There's no law against believing in Imaginary Friends, Flat Earth or "Macedonian Culture", so please feel free to troll around the net garnering as much derision as you need.....as you've doubtless already found, there's no shortage of people willing to mock the poor, afflicted Macedonkeys and their crazy delusions.
Seedy,Yunanistan has been hallucinating since 1913 with the "Big Idea-Sofia,Belgrade,Ankara"LOL!!
My guess is,I touched a nerve.You can run but you can't hide from endless fabrications.
Seedy,I suggest you read "Black Athena"by Martin Bernal,you will be amazed!
What on earth have you been smoking - or injecting? You're quite clearly hallucinating, my poor friend - that stuff you're coming out with is so ridiculous that any civilised country would feel duty-bound to offer you free board and lodging, together with plenty of happy pills and your very own strait-jacket......
Seedy,I take it you don't respect your ancestors whoever they were.Look in the mirror and ask yourself;since there are no ancient City States blood in your vane,what really are you?Perhaps you and president Sulayman,aka Papulias are related,or perhaps you are related to the Orthodox Turks who came to Yunanistan in the 1920's.
At least the name Macedonia goes back over 4 centuries BC.
Seedy,the indigenous Macedonians have survived even with various occupations,whereas modern "Greece"became a country in the 1829.Devised a new language in 1856-58,and codified in 1936 as before that there were multiple different languages with the main being the Albanian language.Live and learn my friend,don't just shoot absurdities toward the Macedonians.
"EC urges Macedonia to Establish Media Culture".EC(EU)Does Greece and Bulgaria have established media culture?
Comments of Greek and Bulgarian members in EU Parliament,are those within this culture?Yunanistan claims the Macedonians are Greek,so does Bulgaria's claim that the Macedonians are Tatars.Neither is true,the World knows it,Macedonians are just that=Macedonians!