1. Edward Stettinius, Secretary of State of the United States of America in April 1944 send the folowing memo to the communist dictator of Yugoslavia Marshal Titto.April 24, 1944 The Department has noted with considerable apprehension increasing propaganda rumors and semi-official statements in favor of an autonomous Macedonia, emanating principally from Bulgaria, but also from Yugoslav Partisan and other sources, with the implication that Greek territory would be included in the projected state. This Government considers talk of Macedonian "nation", Macedonian "Fatherland", or Macedonian "national consciousness to be unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic nor political reality, and sees in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against Greece. The approved policy of this Government is to oppose any revival of the Macedonian issue as related to Greece. The Greek section of Macedonia is totally inhabited by Greeks, (Macedonians geographically) and the Greek people are unanimously opposed to the creation of a Macedonian state. Edward Stettinius, Secretary of State (USA)
2. FYROM's Leadership regarding the identity of Fyromians:
FYROM’s Ambassador in Washington, Mrs. Ljubica Acevshka, in her speech
on the present situation in the Balkans:
do not claim to be descendants of Alexander the Great. We are Slavs and we
speak a Slav language. Greece is FYROM's second largest trading partner,
and its number one investor".
24, 1999: In an
interview with the Ottawa Citizen, Gyordan Veselinov, FYROM's Ambassador
to Canada: "We are not related to the northern Greeks who produced
leaders like Philip and Alexander the Great. We are Slav people and our
language is closely related to Bulgarian."
He also commented "there is some contusion about the identity of the
people of this country”.
4. TO THIS DAY: Greece vetoes international acceptance of FYROM with the term Macedonia, Serbia denies the autonomy of its church, and Bulgaria (while accepting FYROM as a state) denies the existence of a Macedonian language and a Macedonian nation).
5. The Council of Ministers of the European Union in Brussels stipulated exactly that: "if the Republic of Skopje" wishes to be recognized it will have: «To commit itself, prior to recognition, to adopt constitution and political guarantees ensuring that: a) It has no territorial claims towards a neighboring community state. b) It will conduct no hostile propaganda activities versus a neighboring community state including the use of a denomination which implies territorial claims».