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Wednesday, 15 September 2010
who remembers Philip?
Macedonia has been celebrating its Independence Day, and I wish it and its people a very happy one and a great future. In my visits to all (40+) European capitals with significant other over the past seven years (we finished in June this year in Montenegro) there were some delights (Helsinki, Lisbon, Dublin), some pleasant surprises (Sarajevo, Bratislava), some disappointments (Warsaw, Tallinn, Madrid) and some utter horrors (Bucharest, The Hague). The visits were to cities not countries, but it was south-east Europe as a region that delighted us. Especially Macedonia and Montenegro. The former has democratic institutions to be proud of, only 17 years after emerging from Yugoslavia, and the food and wine are just great. Oh and doesn't it have the coolest flag?