The Ambassador of Greece to Skopje, Mrs. Papadopoulou, has also reacted strongly to this incident and asked the government of Skopje to publicly denounce the latest provocations against Greece. She also emphasized that such incidents do not help the future development of bilateral relations between FYROM and Greece.
Vevcani is one of Europe’s oldest carnivals, spanning 1,400 years. It’s a carnival of irony, mocking people, companies, organizations, countries.
One of this year’s victims was Greece; The people of Vevčani paraded a coffin wrapped with a Greek flag (slightly on fire), marking the 181 years of existence, from birth to death.
The ironic pamphlet informing citizens of Greece’s passing states:
Suddenly, after a prolonged agitation we are left without our dear neighbor, the former Turkish province of (Hell-ass) (Greece, Hellas, Ellada, Yunanistan or whatever they call themselves). They were 181 years old.
Born 1830 (London Protocol) – Died 2011 (Hague)
The information pamphlet mentioned the ‘family’ who mourns the passing of Greece: The list includes: “EU, USA, Russia, Serbia, Egypt, Chatzirmakakis, Borjan Jovanovski, Vladimir Milcin, Branko Gerovski, Biljana Sekulovska and the rest …” The list included names of Macedonian ‘journalists’ bribed by Athens. Finally, the Greek flag was burned.