Greece and its northern neighbour have been at the UN negotiating table since 1995 when both parties agreed to an Interim Accord and an interim name (the FYROM) until a new name could be mutually agreed upon under the auspices of the UN. The fact that Skopje has promoted itself as “Republic of Macedonia” – against the wishes of the UN – at the bilateral level is irrelevant. However, it is important to state that the promotion of this mistake by third countries such as Canada has only hardened Skopje’s stance and has thwarted all attempts of a solution to this imbroglio. There are many examples of irredentism at the expense of Greece (and Canadians of Greek descent) by official Skopje and its diaspora. At the anniversary celebrations, ruling government officials presided over events that promoted the violent break-up of Greece’s north with annexation to their country . Skopje’s diaspora lobby group – the “United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD)” – promoted the partition of Greece in 2010 in Toronto. All this was in front of cheering crowds of “Macedonian-Canadians” .
“Hey, Macedonia, Pearl of the Balkans, Aegean [region of Macedonia in Greece] and Pirin [region in Bulgaria]: join with the clear waters of the Vardar. Leave conquerors...enemies!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpNYBQom79A (last accessed September 9, 2011).