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Have you tried to contact Spiegel about this? They should be made aware of the misrepresentation.

One reason is that the Bush White House had given Macedonia assurances that it would join NATO and the EU and that Greek objections would be overridden.

For NATO this might be Ok, but the idea that the White house can give assurances about EU accession is beyond ridiculous.

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by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Mon Mar 23rd, 2009 at 08:44:44 AM EST

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