World EURO: Greece asks Northern Macedonia to change its
Erik Ten Hag 'back in the frame for Tottenham job'
Spurs are still seeking a replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in April, and have been thwarted in attempts to recruit Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers. Talks with Conte, who is chairman Daniel Levy's preferred choice, have also stalled due to the Italian's concerns over the club's ambitions. And The Mirror now claim Ten Hag, who was one of the original candidates, is back in the frame.
Greece asked Northern Macedonia to change the jersey of his team participating in the Euro football, because he contravenes Athens with an agreement between the two countries about the use of the denomination "Macedonia" by Skopje.
The dispute is relative to the initials FFM (Macedonian Football Federation) present on the North Macedonian tunic, which do not respect the consent of Prespes, signed almost three years for the day, argues Athens.
In migration lull, Greece bolsters border arsenal
As the sun dips into the wetlands of northeastern Evros, Greece's river border with Turkey, two Greek guards climb into a boat to begin their daily lookout for irregular migrants. Siren blaring, and with flamingos flying overhead, the guards sail past the remains of prior crossings -- plastic dinghies, slashed and abandoned on small sand islets in the middle of the river. This area is where the Greek state has chosen to deploy a new anti-migration arsenal of measures, including cameras, radar and a 40-kilometre (25-mile) steel fence over five metres (16 feet) high.
In this text, which acts as a treatise between the two countries, Skopje is committed to defining himself as "North Macedonia", when Athens refused that his neighbor is only Macedonia, on the grounds that one of his provinces Northern, cradle of Alexander The Great, bears the same name.
The quarrel dated from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia in 1991, which had resulted in the creation of several states, including Macedonia. It had been admitted to the UN in 1993 under the provisional name of Arym (former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), but more than 140 countries, including Russia and the United States, had recognized the country under the name of "Republic of Macedonia".
The initials present on the football jersey "can not be accepted," said the Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias in a letter sent last weekend to his counterpart of North Bujar Osmani, according to the agency Greek public press Ana.
They must be modified to "maintain positive dynamic," he said.
The Prespes Agreement, ratified on June 17, 2018, covers only state-funded institutions, which the Football Federation is not, "Objar Osmani. "As long as the FFM does not receive money from the state, it does not have the obligation to adapt its name," he continued.
The Treaty had been signed Greek side by former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The new democracy party of the current Chief of the Kyriakos Mitsotakis Government has had strongly opposed it. He has since delayed the voting of a number of bilateral agreements.
DD-JPH / JC / JF / BPA
Are Italy now the team to beat at Euro 2020 after a superb start? .
In the two 3-0 Group A victories against Turkey and Switzerland to start the tournament, Roberto Mancini's Italy have laid down a marker that they are the team to beat this summer. In fact, they're the team to beat across the whole of Europe - the Azzurri are not only 29 games unbeaten in all competitions but they have also won their last 10 matches without conceding a single goal.