North Macedonian Minister Who Taunted Greece With Sign Fired

FILE - Lawmakers, party leaders and guests attend the session of the parliament to ratify the NATO accession agreement, in Skopje, North Macedonia, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

SKOPJE – North Macedonia Labor Minister Rashela Mizrahi was ousted by Parliament from a caretaker government for appearing during a press conference next to a sign that read Republic of Macedonia, breaking terms of a name deal with Greece.

Lawmakers voted 62-26 to fire Mizrahi, a member of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, for violating the country’s constitution that saw its name changed to North Macedonia from The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in the 2018 agreement with Greece.

Her party had opposed the deal but the government said she had violated the constitution,  “jeopardizing the country’s Euro-Atlantic future.”

Under the deal that gave away the name of the abutting ancient Greek province of Macedonia, Greece – then under the rule of the Radical Left SYRIZA which brought the agreement in the face of ferocious opposition – lifted vetoes keeping the now North Macedonia out of NATO and beginning European Union accession talks.

Lifting his objections, French President Emmanuel Macron said he would allow North Macedonia to begin talks on EU membership if the Commission gives them a positive review in March despite the country’s notorious reputation for corruption.

Macron had refused to approve the start of accession negotiations at a summit in October but didn’t say why he’s changing his mind now after saying the country wasn’t yet fit to be in the EU.

North Macedonia’s interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski called for Misrahi to be fired but it wasn’t explained why he had to go to Parliament and didn’t remove her himself after she put up the Macedonia sign.

Mizrahi, who belongs to the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, caused a furor posing in front of the contentious sign for a press conference, leading Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, who was one of the signatories of the deal to say it jeopardizes relations with Greece.

Mizrahi said she was correcting an “injustice” by standing in front of a plaque bearing the country’s old name – Republic of Macedonia – instead of North Macedonia – which had been changed from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM.)

She ironically said she “should thank” her predecessor, current Vice Prime minister Mila Carovska, for not having commissioned a new plaque for the ministry with the new name, and so “recognizing that this is the Republic of Macedonia and that (we are) Macedonians,” reported Balkan Insight.

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  1. TNH .. the sewer of Journalistic lies and distortions ..now exposes again ..why no one really reads the National Herald News ..only for entertainment purposes to see what the latest false narrative of Washington and Brussels is putting out!

    No TNH…Parliamentary change is based on the fact that Macron has vetoed North Macedonia/s Ascension to the promised EU membership! Nothing more or less…and nothing to do with the Name change!

    However, TNH exposes the treason of the Greek Government ..in agreeing to hand over the Macedonian Name to FYROM … to serve Nato interest ..to add another vassal military state to the war on Russia!

    You see, what Macron has exposed ..is that the government of North Macedonia , like the Ukraine government they installed in the US and EU coup of the Ukraine..is blatantly corrupt!

    Therefore.. Tsipras and Mistotakis have been negotiating and surrendering the Macedonian Name of Greece….with an acknowledged “Corrupt Government” of the now named North Macedonia! So corrupt …that even Macron ..cannot accept membership in the EU! While Mistotakis ..on behalf of Geoffrey Pyatt certitied the surrender of the Macedonian culture to … a Corrupt Government .in order to rush it into Nato!

    How HIllarious ..in the impeachment of Donald Trump… it was acknowledged that the installed Ukrainian government was completely corrupt, but that Trump was guilty of high crimes and Misdemeanors for investigating the corruption status

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      of the Ukraine government before handing over billions of dollars from the US treasury to provide them with arms and weapons payed for by you and me!

      Hillarious ..in that Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton , and Barack Obama..handed over billions of dollars in foreign aid ..to this corrupt government …which is like laundering money to an organized crime family, representing a bribe to do something for you!

      Mistotakis and the ruling class of Greece ..should be indicted for knowingly signing agreement with a internationally recognized Corrupt government of North Macedonia ..who are criminally liable for possible fraud and bribery charges ..in not only negotiating the Macedonian name change , but promising to their people that this would get them into the EU!

      It is amazing to me ..how everytime I read an Article by TNH staff ..it is distorted to represent the interests of the Glory to America and Israel Greek Secret Society of Ahepa Masons..who are clearly State Department fronts for the foreign policies and interests of the Right Wing Fanatical war mongers of the US government , who now have been given ownership of the Greek military bases ..thanks to Mistotakis!

      Mistotakis.. is a traitor ..in handing over all sovereignty of Greece to the corrupt rulers of Greece from Washington to Brussels…all foreign Aristocratic Elitists..all currently looking to control the economic, political and military soveriegny of the independent countries of the world!

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    Mistotakis and Diamataris and TNH…are simply collaborators and allies of an empire that is best described by people who know evil ..

    “The United States has discarded pretensions to international legality and decency, and embarked on a course of raw imperialism run amok.”

    (William Rockler, Former Nuremberg Tribunal prosecutor

    “Throughout the history of mankind there have been murderers and tyrants; and while it may seem momentarily that they have the upper hand, they have always fallen.”

    (Mahatma Gandhi)

    Hey Diamataris and the rest of the corrupt TNH Staff ..all my comments are only directed to you, because, I want you to know …that the informed public know ..that you are part of a very organized crime family of Aristocratic Elitist who collaborate to fool the public to wage wars on the world, manipulate elections to put in your Aristocratic Brothers and Billionaires and advance the interests of a totalitarian Ruling Class in Washington and Brussels…to simply amass more money and power over 98% of the population!

    You have different names… but the one most appropriate ..is simply White Supremacist Racist Aristocrats..who consider the killing of Millions of people in the Middle East to take over their cultures and countries by U.S and Israel… simply collateral damage to save them!

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