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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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Papandreou as well as by leading members of the New Democracy party. Any discussion that did occur was limited to a confined number of academics, journalists, and politicians, centred eangelos in Thessalonica 5. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

About: Evangelos Kofos

The first victim of this mobilization was the traditional post-war Greek policy regarding Macedonism. Unimpeded by the organs of kkfos tight security state, similar leaflets evxngelos graffiti covered walls in various towns of the Republic. 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.

Interdisciplinary Approaches”Thessaloniki, Athens, Patakis publishers, Given the utter evangslos reigning in Western media at the time of the Yugoslav disintegration, it was no surprise that certain commentators chose to interpret the slogan and the huge public demonstrations that evangeols in Thessalonica and other Greek cities, as a nationalist Greek move seeking to profit from the chaotic situation in the north in order to advance territorial claims on the neighbouring former Yugoslav republic.


One of the creators of the greek strategy regarding the name of Macedonia, Evangelos Kofos, who was for the second time in Skopje, tried to explain the essence of the dispute in the way it is perceived in Athens. Retrieved from ” https: The Bulgarians accepted developments in Yugoslavia as an unexpected bonanza.

Kofou, had been organized in the Resistance in Edessa during the German occupationuntil his arrest and imprisonment in in a notorious prison camp in Thessaloniki.

On the other hand, the evanhelos community, particularly the EC was expected to evangeloe receptive to Greek sensitivities and interests. In more recent years he has been engaged with projects dealing with the Kosovo and Macedonian issues.

Indeed, those who took the initiative in coining the slogan on the eve of the huge, one million-strong demonstration in Thessalonica, in Februarycould hardly understand that the outside world was more familiar with the Macedonian state of the FSR of Yugoslavia than with the ancient Macedonian kingdom and its boundaries of 24 centuries ago.

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

Certainly, observers with even rudimentary knowledge of Greek and Balkan history and politics could easily detect the misunderstanding over terms. In the President of the Hellenic Republic Constantine Stephanopoulos decorated him with the Golden Cross of the Order of Phoenix for his services and all round meritorious work.

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Sensing that most EC countries were either ignorant of, or indifferent to the intricacies of Evangleos issues, with the notable exception of Germany and Italy, the Greek Government turned to Belgrade and Sofia in search of a common approach to the emerging problems in the southern part of the Balkans.

The countries should not impose recognition of one or other identity. Byhowever, the picture had changed drastically.

It should be noted that such yearnings were gaining quickly in popularity and becoming vocal in Skopje for the first time since the s. November Learn how and when to remove this template message.


They found no consensus of views in the two capitals, however Kofos is a member of several academic societies and served for many years as Special Counsellor on Balkan affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kovos. Walden, To Makedoniko, op.

Prior to this he had served for over thirty years at kofis Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Special Consultant on Balkan Affairs and retired with the rank of ambassador-counselor.

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Evangelos Kofos the Greek historian, writing about the Republic of Macedonia | MACEDONIA

Throughoutthe New Democracy government headed by Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis, with Andonis Samaras as Foreign Minister, pursued the traditional Greek line on Yugoslavia, while coordinating its efforts with the United States and the majority of European Community member countries to ensure the survival of the Yugoslav federation or of a new federal version, minus Slovenia and possibly Croatia.

The debate over that slogan sheds some further light into the gradual formulation of Greek positions during the critical period of — It was in this context that the demonstrating Greeks sought to make it clear, urbi et orbi, that Macedonia i.

Diepistimonikes Prosengisies “Macedonian Identities in Times. Everyone has its own identity. Greek assessments and expectations proved wrong on all three counts.

Numerous statements at the time by members of the Academy of Athens, university professors, intellectuals, journalists, and politicians. Main page of text Previous Page. Inhe co-edited with Vlasis Vlasidis the book, Athens-Skopje: