By Marcus Templar
Most of the people that have read the article of the Swiss Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Erwan Fuere's interview with Faktor saw only the fact that they both blamed Gruevski for the impasse of the name dispute negotiations. They both saw that Gruevski's authoritarian governance is the result of Greece’s refusal to allow the FYR
OM join both NATO and the EU. They both said that Gruevski’s behavior is an excuse for Greece’s standpoint.
|Der kleine Diktator (The Little Dictator)|
So what both clearly have said is that nobody else has problem with Gruevski’s quasi-dictatorial rule, except Greece. That tells me a lot about Mr. Fuere’s understanding of what kind of countries should join the Union, forget about a functional democracy with all its implications. Mr. Fuere’s attitude brings no question to the fact that if North Korea had applied to join the EU, he and his friends would not have any problem accepting it except for the fact that North Korea is not physically located in Europe. Public executions any time that the Little Man who could was Kim Jong-un would be accepted as long as the executions had taken place in the territoryy of the little country that could! Excellent Mr. Fuere. I can buy you a one way ticket to Saudi Arabia so that you enjoy beheadings every Friday morning. Belaruss would be a promising candidate for such a Europe, as well.
This kind of understanding saddens me, because it has spread all over Europe considering the article of the Swiss newspaper with the title “Nikola Gruevski: Der kleine Diktator (The Little Dictator) by Andreas Ernst, Skopje, Wednesday, 23. April 2014. But the same is the approach that one encounters all over Europe. Once in while one reads Bulgaria’s refusal to allow Skopje into the EU, but Germany, France, the UK, Poland and what have you are okay with a semi-dictatorial FYROM as if they do not have the strength, perhaps because of business considerations, to tell the Gruevskis of Europe off.
Thus the question is “what does the EU stand for”?
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