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Macedonia’s name – inevitable topic ahead of local elections in Greece

Ahead of the local elections in Greece, the argues between mayoral candidates on the social networks has started, including the inevitable topic on name issue with Macedonia. Democratic Alliance mayoral candidate Makis Stergiou via his Facebook...
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Kurt Volker: Macedonia and Greece to settle name issue, NATO to hold “summit of enlargement”

Kurt Volker, former US Ambassador to NATO urged the Alliance’s September summit in Great Britain to be a “summit of enlargement”. “Over the last years, the idea of forming a united, free and peaceful Europe has not been moving...
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UMD: It is high time Greece showed leadership

In the lead up to Thursday’s visit to Macedonia by the Greek Foreign Minister and current EU Council President Evangelos Venizelos, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) strongly believes that it is time for a sincere display of Greek leadership...
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Venizelos expects Nikolić’s help in regard to resolving the name issue

Greek Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos stated Tuesday in Belgrade that he expected help from the Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić in regard to resolving the name issue between Athens and Skopje. According to...
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Besimi in Brussels: Name issue and country’s future concerns both Macedonians and Albanians

The name issue and Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic perspective concern all citizens, regardless of their nationality. Reports that Albanian representatives in the Government are not interested as the Macedonian community are untrue, because...
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Howitt: Venizelos’ visit to Macedonia is extremely important

Name issue settlement, being one of the major issues seen as a obstacle in getting a date for start of EU membership negotiations, was the focal point of Thursday’s meeting in Skopje between DUI leader Ali Ahmeti and the EP rapporteur...
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Kukan and Nikolai: Greek EU Presidency should be used to start Macedonia’s accession negotiations with EU

The MEPs, analyzing EP latest resolution on Macedonia’s progress in 2013, adopted last week, point out that “ the Greek EU Presidency should be used to resolve the name dispute and Macedonia to start accession negotiations with the...
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Mrkić: Name issue is a strange problem

The name dispute between Greece and Macedonia is a strange problem, Serbia’s foreign minister has stated. Ivan Mrkić in an interview with the Greek daily “Kathimerini” says he would like the issue to be solved voicing...
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Papoulias and Ban Ki-moon discuss name issue in Sochi

The Macedonia name issue was on the agenda at the Sochi Olympics opening, MIA reports from Athens. Greek President Karolos Papoulias and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met at the event sidelines, referring to the Cyprus issue...
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Venizelos’ new spin: Name issue is international issue, not bilateral

The name issue is not a bilateral issue, but an international one, stated head of the Greek diplomacy, Evangelos Venizelos, commenting on the MEPs’ remarks that there is a bilateral issue between Macedonia and Greece in regard to the...