ATHENS, GREECE -- If a referendum is held and nobody is around to vote in it, is it really a referendum? That’s the question that could be posed with regards to the referendum held Sunday in the “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (FYROM). Voters were asked whether they wished to ratify an agreement between the country’s prime minister, Zoran
North Macedonia Referendum: No Shortage of Foreign Meddling but a Major Shortage of Voters
While the naming referendum is often minimized as yet another Balkan spat over trivial matters, what should be clear is that many of the world’s powers, such as the United States, the European Union, NATO, and Russia consider this matter far from inconsequential.