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Serwer: Greece continues to avoid solving the name issue

Following last week’s trip to Athens by US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, during which there was no mention of Greece’s name issue with Macedonia, American expert on the Balkans Daniel Serwer says that it is clear the...
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Russian economist Ginko: Support for NATO, EU is not as big as the public thinks

I believe that the prosperity and real independence of Greece and Macedonia implies that politicians of these countries must – first of all – think about the will of majority of people of the country that democracy suggests, said...
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Greek ‘New Democracy’ party against proposed confidence building steps with Macedonia

Greek main opposition party New Democracy has come out strongly against the proposal that confidence building measures are initiated between Macedonia and Greece, MIA correspondent in Athens reports. Macedonian Foreign Affairs Minister Nikola...
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Kathimerini: In December Venizelos sent a letter to the US over perceived pressure on the name issue

  Greek Kathimerini daily reports that they were shown a letter former Foreign Affairs Minister Evangelos Venizelos sent to his American colleague John Kerry, over a December situation when Macedonia was named under its constitutional...
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European Parliament: Macedonia to open EU accession negotiations

European Parliament supported opening of accession negotiations with Macedonia, for a ninth time in a row. Representatives gathered in Strasbourg adopted the resolution proposed by Slovenian member of European Parliament Ivo Vajgl. The resolution...
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Greek FM Kotzias: Irredentism, not the name, is the problem

The name is not the problem, but what is hidden behind the name -­ irredentism, says Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. In an interview with Aplha TV, Kotzias says one of the priorities of Greek foreign policy is solution of the name issue...
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Ambassador Angelov met with Greek FM Kotzias

Macedonian Ambassador to Athens, Darko Angelov, has asked the newly appointed Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Kotsias for an introductory meeting on Friday. MIA correspondent from Athens reports that during the meeting Angelov will also...
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Greek, German foreign ministers discuss name issue in Berlin

The name issue was one of the topics at Tuesday’s meeting between the Greek and German Foreign Ministers, Nikos Kotzias and Frank-­Walter Steinmeier respectively, MIA reports from Athens. Citing diplomatic sources, Greek media report...
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Papadakis: Tsipras will not change Greek policy regarding name issue

Political analyst Jorgos Papadakis, a representative of European free Alliance, which is a left-oriented party within European Parliament, is analyzing political situation in Greece post SYRIZA’s early elections victory and assesses how...
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EC refers to us as “Macedonia”

The European Commission (EC) started referring to us as “Macedonia” instead of the temporary reference “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, which was the official term EU used for us and has recognized us under. Accidentally...