🇪🇺🇲🇰On Friday, in the former Yugoslav Republic of #Macedonia, "the #Parliament took a very important step towards the implementation of the #Prespa agreement through the vote launching the constitutional changes procedure. We now expect the national procedures for the implementation of the agreement to continue without any delays, towards the adoption of the constitutional changes.
The 🇪🇺 #EU strongly supports the historic agreement signed by Prime Ministers #Zaev and #Tsipras in June. It took #political courage, #leadership and responsibility to resolve one of the oldest disputes in the #region. This determination was confirmed with the #vote today.
This is a truly unique opportunity for decisively moving the #country forward on its🇪🇺EU path as well as for #reconciliation in the region. The EU will continue to fully support and accompany the country, all its citizens and its institutions”, underlined HR/VP Federica Mogherini & EU-Commissioner Johannes Hahn in a joint statement.
El Parlamento de Macedonia aprobó el viernes empezar a redactar las enmiendas constitucionales para cambiar el nombre del país a República de Macedonia del Norte, allanando el camino para poner fin a un litigio abierto con Grecia desde hace décadas.
"El Parlamento adoptó la propuesta del gobierno de iniciar el procedimiento para cambiar la Constitución", dijo el presidente de la cámara, Talat Xhaferi, al término de la votación.
Today 20 October marks the grand victory of the #Greekarmy over the forces of the #Ottomans 104 years ago 20 Oct 1912.
The Battle of Yenidje or Yenice or Battle of Giannitsa, was a battle between the Greek Army and the Ottoman Army on October 19–20 1912, during the First Balkan War. The Greek Army defeated the Ottomans, opening the way towards Thessaloniki and capturing Yenidje (now Giannitsa/Yiannitsa). The Ottoman army in the Greek front gathered at Yiannitsa and fortified it. The strategic location of Yiannitsa was low hills, which acted as barriers for excellent defense, while the nearby lake forced the opponents into a relatively narrow space, further enhanced with artillery units. 25,000 Turkish troops and 30 guns waited for the Greeks. The battle began on October 19 and lasted two days. The Greek military forces had to pass a bridge to the stream of Balitzas. In torrential rain, the Greek regiments had many losses and difficulties in development. By evening the Greek army completed the development of artillery and took corrective action over from Giannitsa. The raid of the Greek army was impetuous and in the morning of the 20th, the victory was a fact. The losses were heavy. The losses of the Turks were three times more. In the city there was a fire. The road to the liberation of #Thessaloniki was now open.
The battle was one of the most deadly battles of the Balkan wars and perhaps the most important.It marked the liberation of the city and its inclusion in the Greek state. At the same time it paved the way for the liberation of Thessaloniki that helped shape the modern map of #Greece.
And again the local people of Giannitsa came out to celebrate their freedom and unity with Mother Hellas. #Fyrom propaganda exposed again as they claim no #Greeks lived in #Macedonia then who are these locals joining the Greek forces in celebration? Credit. Peter Kalla
Whenever people ask me, “How long did it take for you to start making money with your blog?” I know what they’re really asking — and I quickly shut them down. “No. You can’t do exactly what I did in 2010 and get the same results. The internet is a different place. Instagram didn’t even exist when I started.” 🌈 Ah, Instagram. Today many people say that Instagram has changed travel for the worse, and I’m inclined to agree — but only for certain places. Today, people line up at the same photogenic spots and do the same pose they’ve seen copied across social media for years. Everyone else did it, and now they want it. In that time, some famously photogenic destinations got invaded with Instagram tourists, especially places like Iceland and Bali. 🌦 But you know what? It doesn’t have to be that way. Go to places that don’t get as many tourists. Lake Ohrid in #Macedonia, pictured above, is one of the most photogenic places I’ve ever been, and while it’s very popular with Balkan travelers, it’s not quaking under the strain of tourism like Iceland. A lot of Americans in particular visit Iceland because the flights are cheap. Well, literally EVERYTHING ELSE is egregiously expensive there. Macedonia may cost more to get there, and require some layovers, but it is DIRT CHEAP on the ground and you will spend so much less money there than in Iceland. ✨ So whether the influence of Instagram is for worse, or for better, I encourage you to go further, to get off the beaten path, to plan a trip that doesn’t entail replicating hundreds of photos you’ve already seen. 🌞 Some other fantastic, offbeat, photogenic destinations? Western Australia. Finnish Lakeland in the summer. Sri Lanka. 🌍 What destinations would you add to the list?