Re: Re: Two Macedonias
According to the EU Resolution FYROM cannot have the name Macedonia. If you plan to use this name then you have to add in a parenthesis the word Slav:
I am putting the Resolution so you can read it. I'm sorry to say so, but if Debian does not comply to the resolution of the foreign ministers of the EU than i will be in the unpleasent position to bring the subject to the EU court. And by the way we do not share your opinion regarding two macedonians. The subject is political and extremely sensitive. The country of FYROM declared as Macedonia by Tito (the dictator) in order to take the northern part of Greece called Macedonia from the ancient times. Besides all Macedonians believed in the Greek Gods, spoke the Greek language, wrote in greek, had greek names (Alexander is in greek the man who repeals, the strong man) and took part in the Olympic Games (only greeks were allowed to participate).
F.B (2004) OS
2 March 2004
Note for the attention of the members of the Executive Board
References concerning "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"
and persons belonging to a minority or speaking a minority language
outside the country
Taking into account Resolution (95) 23 adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 19 October 1995 at the 547th meeting of Ministers' Deputies, the Secretarial is hereby instructed to use the following references provisionally for all purposes within the Council of Europe pending settlement of the difference which has arisen over the name of the State in question. They are to be used in all documents prepared by the Secretariat of the Council of Europe.
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As regards the country Country: The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
The inverted commas are an integral pan of the reference. When the term appears within a sentence, the the must be written with a small t
Adjective/ Nationality: of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Examples: the government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the police of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia citizen of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Adjective referring to culture: Macedonian (Slav)
Examples: Macedonian (Slav) traditions. Macedonian (Slav) culture
Language: Macedonian (Slav)
As regards persons belonging to a minority or speaking a minority language outside the country
Persons/group: Macedonian(s) accompanied by a footnote reading Terminology of self-identification used by the person(s) concerned
Adjective: Macedonian (Slav)
Examples: Macedonian (Slav) traditions. Macedonian (Slav) associations, Macedonian (Slav) schools
Language: Macedonian (Slav)
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From: Christian Perrier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 10:44:26 +0200
Subject: Re: Two Macedonias
> > 2) use the names 'Republic Macedonia' and 'Greek Macedonia'.
> I like that one, but, as Steve Langasek said, in the namespace of
> autonomous territories, there is no collision at all.
Well, in my opinion, if we decide changing FYROM to something in
iso-codes (and thus, as a direct consequence, in debian-installer), we
should use "Macedonia".
And, well, I'm pretty sure that most Greek users indeed share this
advice. I'm already sure of this for one of them..:)
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