Evangelos Kofos, PhD held a quest lecture. The professor at the University of Athens and counsellor of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was a quest at FON. Dr. Evangelos Kofos. Former Consultant on Balkan Affairs at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Historian and honorary Ambassador, Senior Advisor – Balkan. NATIONALISM AND COMMUNISM INI MACEDONIA by Kofos, Evangelos and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

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Evangelos KOFOS

One should bear in mind that Greek reaction over these issues a response to nationalist manifestations across the border in the SRM through —, i. About us History Message from the Chairman International coop. Personal interview with Dimitris Zannas, member of the Macedonian Committee of citizens of Thessaloniki, which organized the mass demonstration of February 14, Please help improve it by rewriting it in a balanced fashion that contextualizes different points of view.

Byhowever, the picture had changed drastically. Some publications during this period, dealing with contemporary aspects of the problem, include, the monthly journal Makedoniki Zoi, edited by Nikos Mertzos, who is also the author of the book, Emeis oi Makedones [We the Macedonians].

Inhe co-edited with Vlasis Vlasidis the book, Athens-Skopje: It should be noted that such yearnings were gaining quickly in popularity and becoming vocal in Skopje for the first time since the s. Evangelos Kofos Greece’ s Macedonian Adventure: Prior to this he had served for over thirty years at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Special Consultant on Balkan Affairs and retired with the rank of ambassador-counselor.


Any discussion that did occur was limited to a confined number of academics, journalists, and politicians, evagnelos mainly in Thessalonica 5. The debate over that slogan sheds some further light into the gradual formulation of Greek positions during the critical period of — It is interesting that the impressive collective volume, Macedonia, Years of Greek History and Civilization ed. The countries should not impose recognition of one or other identity. This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat On the other hand, the international community, particularly the EC was expected to be receptive to Greek sensitivities and interests.

Evangelos Kofos (Author of Nationalism and Communism in MacEdonia)

Papandreou as well as by leading members of the New Democracy party. This article has multiple issues. Everyone has its own identity. It is true however, that many academics did offer their contributions to a sober and scholarly analysis of the issues at hand. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.

Hugh Poulton, Who are the Macedonians? Greek assessments and expectations proved wrong on all three counts. Kofoss, had been organized in the Resistance in Edessa during the German occupationuntil his arrest and imprisonment in in a notorious prison camp in Thessaloniki.

Prof. Evangelos Kofos, PhD held a quest lecture – FON University

Carrying this argument further, no other people apart from the Greeks were entitled to use the Macedonian name either as a cultural-ethnic or a geographic-regional appellation 8.


Their traditional opponent in the Balkans, the Serbs, had been caught in a whirlpool of their own making which, one way or the other, was bound to wreck their hitherto dominant geopolitical position in the region. Nevertheless, as the slogan became the battle cry of the Greeks demonstrating all over the world against the recognition of the new state bearing the name of Macedonia, the government in Skopje and its supporters abroad chose to make propaganda capital of an inaccurate slogan to discredit the Greek motives in opposing recognition of FYROM 6.

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They found no consensus of views in the two capitals, however Others, however, chose to join the bandwagon of nationalist fundamentalism. The Bulgarians accepted developments in Yugoslavia as an unexpected bonanza. Kofos contradicted himself within half an hour, at the beginning he claimed that the conflict between Macedonia and Greece was a conflict for territory and safety and that now it is conflict of identities.

When, however, the process of dissolution of the old structures in Yugoslavia appeared irreversible, Evamgelos shifted evangelo attention to securing international guarantees against changes to the external borders of the Balkan countries. June Learn how and when to remove this template message.