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What’s in a name? For Macedonia, everything.

When NATO countries meet for their summit in Chicago his May, four countries will be vying for membership in the transatlantic alliance. For the small Balkan country of Macedonia, the only thing holding it back is its name. Bosnia still has some constitutional reforms to enact before it can be eligible for NATO membership. Georgia, recent named an "aspirant" NATO member, has its bid tied up by the Russian occupation of two of its erritories.
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Amb. Alexandros P. Mallias: NATO Enlargement -- The View from Athens

News : Huffington Post (7 years ago)

Greece welcomes the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to NATO, provided our northern neighbor agrees to a name that differentiates the new Balkan state from the Greek province of Macedonia. Read Post

Taliban claims NATO ‘defeat’ as 13-year Afghan war draws to a close

News : The Raw Story (3 hours ago)

The Taliban responded scornfully Monday to the formal end of NATO’s war in Afghanistan, describing the US-led mission as a “fire of barbarism and cruelty” that had drowned the country “in a pool of blood”. The insurgent group issued... Read Post

Chicago NATO Summit: Obama Showcases American Fascism

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

President Obama wanted to showcase his adopted hometown of Chicago to the leaders of 60 NATO members and partnership countries. Instead, with his former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel holding the political reins as mayor of Chicago, Ob... Read Post

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