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#official #lanquage #Greek in today #Albanian territory
Ali Pasha, the Albanian governor of the Ottoman Pashalik of Janina used modern Greek as the official language in administration and in his correspondence, since the territory he ruled was/2⬇️ Image
🧶2/ predominantly inhabited by Greeks (Ali Pasha was himself fluent in Greek). He also employed at his court many Greeks as secretaries, physicians mercenaries e.t.c.. In 1799, the British William Eton visited Janina and met in person Ali Pasha.
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He was present when the Greek secretary of Ali Pasha wrote at his behest a letter to the Greek chieftains of Suli, Botsaris and Tzavelas, inviting them to join his forces and attack together the town of Argyrocastro/Gjirokaster in modern Albania/4⬇️ Image
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BREAKING: mercenary #spyware developer #QuaDream is closing on heels last week's @citizenlab report.

Per Israeli media just now. 1/

By @omerka & @meirorbach… Image
2/ The sudden closure of #QuaDream follows hard times for the Israeli #spyware company, with our report being described as the "nail in the coffin."

[text = machine translated from Hebrew]        The immediate backgr...
3/ Thing about spyware companies: key threat also the people & the IP.

Like arms dealers they may try to rebrand elsewhere.

But we at @citizenlab have the ability to spot their tech & will endeavor to track it wherever it pops up.

And make sure that accountability follows.
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#HistoriasDelMundial 🏆🌎

Muchas conjeturas se hacen en torno a lo que sería una SELECCIÓN YUGOSLAVA juntando las figuras de los últimos años de #Croacia 🇭🇷, #Serbia 🇷🇸 y #Bosnia 🇧🇦, entre otros.

En este HILO repasamos su rendimiento entre 1920 y 1992 y lo que pasó después...🔽 Image
💥Tras independizarse del viejo imperio astro-húngaro luego del final de la 1ª Guerra Mundial, fue fundado en 1918 el "Reino de los Eslovenos, Croatas y Serbios" y desde allí empezó a ser llamado como "Yugoslavia", nombre que adoptó oficialmente en 1929. Image
⚽️En 1919 se fundó la Asociación de Fútbol de Yugoslavia (FSJ) y se afilió a FIFA en 1921. Rápidamente empezó a participar de los torneos de Selecciones: inicialmente en los JJOO y luego fue uno de los 4 países europeos en jugar la primera #CopaMundialFIFA en 1930. Image
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#Pelister is the only Macedonian club playing in European competitions this season and the Bitola-based club has a big burden on the shoulders. 🟢⚪️

Much-needed changes were made by Eurofarm in the squad with a lot of players leaving the club, but I believe... 🇲🇰 #Handball
the board made the right decision to axe the coach and let players like Mandalinić leave.

The newcomers are very, very good especially Bezjak, Hosni and Seri among others who are growing into key players and I like that Kuzmanoski and Kosteski are being given a chance in the...
first team to establish themselves.

#Pelister has had a great start of the season with securing the third place at #SEHAFinal4 and winning the #Macedonia Super Cup trophy against #HCVardar.

With the domestic league split in two groups and no derby against #Vardar until 2023...
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Goran Pandev announced his decision to retire on 2⃣2⃣ of September and just four days later, the #Macedonia national team played at the national arena Toshe Proeski in front of 🔟 thousand spectators in Skopje. 🔚

Can you believe that the Football Federation of 🇲🇰 failed... 🧵
to use the occasion and honour the legendary career of undoubtedly, the greatest ever player in the history of #Macedonia? Also, not even a statement was released on the official website about Pandev's retirement, feel free to check, not a single word on his retirement, disgrace!
Everybody knows that the relationship between the federation and Goran Pandev is completely strained, but not even recognizing his retirement with a single post, statement or even a shirt gifted to him ahead of the match on Monday is a miserable behaviour by the federation.
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On this day in 1913, the Treaty of Bucharest was signed by delegates of #Bulgaria, #Romania, #Serbia, #Montenegro, and #Greece, ending the Second Balkan War. This conflict was another example of Balkan instability due to unsolved border disputes and Great Power politics. Image
After centuries of presence of the #OttomanEmpire in the Balkans, it began to weaken in 19th century. The Balkan nations were also aware of this. In 1912 four Balkan kingdoms - Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Montenegro - created the Balkan League to liberate its territories. Image
Soon after, the Ottomans began to mobilize their army. This was also done by the Balkan kingdoms. The great powers have warned that they don’t support border changes in the Balkans. However, Montenegro was first to attack in October 1912, which started the First Balkan War. Image
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Very interesting meeting today organized by @RivoltiB in #Zugliano, discussing #Eu externalization of migration policies. #Pushbacks, role of #Frontex and role of states along the #Balkan route. @AdrianaTdn @IcsOnlus @CoordEuropa @BalkansCaucasus @pfmajorino
@annalisacamilli explains the double standard recently applied by the #Eu vis-a-vis European and non-European refugees and how more humane #migration and #refugee policies are possible.
@roargh Milena explains the pattern and practice of #pushback with #Croatia being number 1 in #Europe in terms of violations
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Learnt today that #alexanderthegreat of #macedonia #Greece had an #Indian guru the Greeks called "Kalanos" some say this was because he was a devotee of Kali .This #Hindu #Brahmin & Yogi stayed with Alexander till he was 73 & died by voluntarily walking into his own pyre
Ptolemy actually built his pyre & records the death as having taken place in Susa in 323BC .Kalanos distributed all the costly gifts he got from the king to the people and wore just a garland of flowers and chanted Vedic hymns as he walked into the Pyre.
He presented his horse to one of his Greek pupils named Lysimachus. He did not flinch as he burnt to the astonishment of those who watched. Although Alexander was not personally present at time of his immolation, his last words to Alexander were "We shall meet in Babylon".
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#Europe Erupts in Second Night of Violent Anti-#Lockdown #Protests [VIDEOS] | November 22, 2021
- Here are some video tweets from the Twitter account of Michael Senger to give us a fuller sense:… Image
Second night of anti-#lockdown violence in Europe:
- #Netherlands riots spread to the #Hague while tens of thousands gather to oppose full lockdown in #Austria and demonstrations kick off in #Denmark, #Croatia and #Macedonia | Nov 21…
#Europe descended into a second night of violent carnage on Saturday amid the return of strict #lockdown rules aimed at curbing rising rates of Covid infection.… ImageImageImageImage
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🇲🇰Si pensaban que solo era la remera de Ucrania la que trajo problemas geopolíticos están equivocados.Grecia pidió que se modifique la camiseta de #Macedonia,ya que lleva un acrónimo que no respeta el acuerdo de Prespa,hecho que cambió el nombre del país exyugoslavo 👇
La remera dice #MKD y lo que sostiene Grecia es que debería utilizar otro que se corresponda con su nombre oficial como 'NM' (Macedonia del Norte) o 'RNM' (República de Macedonia del Norte). Es decir que haga referencia a "del norte".
El tema del nombre de Macedonia trajo conflictos con Grecia desde la desintegración de Yugoslavia. La definición del nombre se volvia clave por cultura pero tambien por el temor de intenciones expansionistas respecto a la región del norte de Grecia también llamada Macedonia.
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#Russia, #US,and the fight over #SputnikV
#Putin made interesting comments that are important to understand how #Russia reads the situation with promotion of #vaccines
1. #Putin: "Global market for #COVID19 vaccines is worth $100 billion. We see how competitors of our producers behave: they enter a country [that is in need for vaccines],sell a small batch of vaccines on a discounted price but condition the sale with that...
2. "...the country will only purchase that vaccine from that producer in the future. So, there’s a real fight for the markets".
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Vienna attacker was born and raised in #Vienna
He also had "Albanian roots" (parents from North Macedonia)

The gunman shot dead in the Vienna attacks was also one of 90 Austrian Islamists who wanted to travel to #Syria

Why is it relevant?…
The #Balkans play an important role for #ISIS, which sees them as a buffer and a future battleground. The region already has established networks that can be used to transfer people and to raise support for ISIS.
ISIS has popped up in all corners of the globe, not being contained in the territory it physically controls in Iraq and Syria. Its goal is to create a Caliphate, an Islamic state which holds religious authority over the ENTIRE global Islamic community.
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Alexander’s Indian Conquest: Why He Returned Without Conquest? #alexanderthegreat #hidispus #indus #macedonia
Alexander the great was one of the greatest emperors the world has seen. He conquered world’s biggest armies, kingdoms and rules. He was also the role model for many great conquerors and emperors that came after him including for Julius Caesar.
In fact, it is said that Julius Caesar wept in front of the statue of the Macedonian emperor, Alexander, and when asked for the reason he said at my age of 32 years, Alexander had conquered the whole world, while I am yet to do anything noteworthy.
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Here's an interesting tweet that I dug out because I wanted to talk about #France, after talking about #Serbia this night.
Indeed France betrayed Serbs in the 90s, & has been holding onto it since.
I guess it deserves an explanation, from a Frenchman who's not on a payroll.
2. First, as an Historical reminder, what #France betrayed was something big. 200 years of joint History since a wave of Serbian diplomats & scholars came into France to see what we were doing, & then Prince Petar Karađorđević fought in the Franco-Prussian War on the French side.
3. France, despite its ties with the Ottoman Empire, progressively supported Serbia against it because it needed a new foothold in the Balkans, & #Serbia and Serbs showed interest, & huge appreciation for French intellectual & artistic movements. This relationship grew until WW1. Image
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Around 3000 BCE in eastern #Europe, a Proto-Balto-Slavic #language started to diverge from #ProtoIndoEuropean.

The #Slavic branch of the #IndoEuropean #languages began about 2,000 years later when Proto-Slavic deviated from Proto-Balto-Slavic.

[Image:…] Source: The Indo-European L...
As the #Slavic-speaking area expanded during the first millennium CE (striped area on map), Proto-Slavic transitioned to Common Slavic. The #language underwent minor changes that occurred mostly uniformly across eastern #Europe, thereby maintaining mutual intelligibility. A map of eastern Europe sho...
Around the year 1000 CE #CommonSlavic began to split into the South, West, and East branches to which all modern #Slavic #languages belong.

Roughly 315m people speak a Slavic #language, mostly in Eastern #Europe (including the #Balkan peninsula), #CentralAsia, and #Siberia. A map of Europe highlightin...
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41. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼…
21 to 40. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼…
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35. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼…
21. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria🤨👇🏼…
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As #espionage & #Eurovision coincide, here's #Albania the 1st finalist in this #history thread.
(Also for my #Australia readers seeking relief from #ausvotes as you start your Saturday, it's impressive you convinced them your continent counts 😎)
Next: #Азербайджан #Евровизија
For #Eurovision #Азербайджан and #Spying studies, here's an article from @warisboring about Azeri #aviation being well-placed to use my #Soviet favourite (Foxbat) to work #intelligence against my #USAF (Blackbird).
Zoom zoom 😎💕…
Next up for #Eurovision finalists with an #espionage twist is #Denmark, whose #Spying #Police (PET) scored a serious scoop in turning Colonel Oleg Gordievsky, the #Russian rezident (lead KGB controller), which later inspired actual #JamesBond plot points:…
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20 years ago today, I was loaded on this train against my will and was made a #Refugee. I had done nothing wrong and broken no laws. I simply belonged to the wrong ethnic group. 1/xx
Around midday on April 1st 1999 Serbian police from Slobodan Milosevic's regime backed up by what looked like irregular militia came to my apartment building in Pristina, #Kosovo and started shooting in the air. They demanded we come out and ordered us to walk behind a car. 2/xx
From listening to the news,I knew something really bad was about to happen 2 me,but I didn’t exactly know what.The option ranged from being beaten,killed, used as a human shield to protect Serb military bases against #NATO bombing to forcefully being removed from my country.3/xx
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Today we release our annual @wiiw_news Autumn #Forecast Report, with macroeconomic projections for #CESEE out to 2020. Below, a thread on the highlights 1/13
#Growth still looks quite good for most, notable upgrades this time for #Poland, #Serbia, #Hungary. But downgrades for several #EU members, plus #Turkey, #Macedonia and #Belarus. 2/13
Over the #forecast period we expect best growth performance in #EUCEE and #WesternBalkans, although both will slow by 2020. Outlook for #CIS & #Ukraine weaker. 3/13
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A multi-tier model will still have different balances of rights and responsibilities and an asymmetry of power between tiers. A core with France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands will always have the power to dominate the rest and fuel incentives to get in the inner tier
With Eurozone states, almost all of which are involved in PESCO, the EU already has a core tier, with a second tier EU members outside the Euro and a third tier in EEA/Efta/DCFTA relationships with the EU. Multi-speed Europe already exists and the UK is unwilling to join any tier
To drag Macedonia, with its particular dilemmas in relation to Albania, Greece and Bulgaria, into UK debates over multi-speed Europe misses what the core of the problem with this referendum is. Greece has veto power to block Macedonian accession into any European integration tier
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@UN #Macedonia #HumanRights4All
The Greeks are ignoring and covering up one of the biggest genocides in Europe in the past 100 years!!!
The chronology begins in 1912 when Greece, for the first time ever, came into possession of Macedonian territory and this by force of arms, almost a decade after the 1903 Ilinden (St. Iliya Day) Uprising lead by the IMRO in a failed effort to free Macedonia from the Ottoman yoke.
The ominous prophecy of Harilaos Trikoupis, Greek Prime Minister from 1882 to 1895, foretold what the neighboring Greek state had in mind for Macedonia and its people:
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The EU recognized this hard work by blocking the start of membership negotiations for a state, #Macedonia, that has undertaken more credible reforms in the last yr than @avucic’s #Serbia has during his whole tenure. And yet Belgrade keeps opening chapters... #WBSummitLondon
Here’s what @FedericaMog should acknowledge: by blocking the start of negotiations w Albania & Macedonia while continuing them w the illiberal regime in Serbia the EU confirmed that local elites are better off making themselves a problem rather than a partner. #WBSummitLondon
Brussels has always been afraid of confronting bad-faith actors — see Vucic, Dodik, Gruevski, Covic — allowing instead the tail to wag the dog, and then punishing actual attempts at progress as an inane show of strength. No one fears the EU, in short, not even in the Balkans.
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Relations btw opp & govt in #Bosnia's RS entity continue to deteriorate. Following continued obstruction by @SNSDDodik of the investigation into the death of David Dragicevic. Opp claims govt's actions have "dissolved the assembly".…
This matters bc there's a high likelihood Oct elxns in RS, especially, will be roiled by fraud. Both opp & govt are preparing ground for extra-parliamentary confrontations. Dodik has militarized the police, hired Russian paramilitaries, the opp is relying on mass mobilization.
This is also why Dodik has begun to explicitly (and falsely) accuse the British govt of interfering in BiH's elxns. He's has to rig the elxns to win but when/if he's caught he needs an excuse, so he'll blame opp of being "foreign stooges".…
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