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Nuland: Both Greece, Macedonia to benefit from name issue resolution

US Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland, who is in charge of European affairs in the State Department, said that solving the name issue would be beneficial to Greece as well as to Macedonia. Speaking about challenges in Trans­-Atlantic relations,...
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Senator Murphy: Loss of US interest in the Balkans makes Greece complacent in the name issue

US Senator Christopher Murphy believes that Balkans countries have got the feeling that the United States have lost interest in the region and he called that it is high time for the Obama administration to devote more resources in the region. One...
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New Greek Government could harden Greek position on name issue with Macedonia

­ New Greek ruling coalition, that brings together the far left SYRIZA party and the nationalist Independent Greeks (IG) party as a junior partner will not make a move on solving the name issue Greece has kept open with Macedonia for over...
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SYRIZA wants Macedonia to accept a new name that will be used in all instances

Greek far left SYRIZA coalition, which is tipped to win the early elections called for this Sunday, announced that its official position regarding the name issue Greece has raised with Macedonia, is the same one promoted by the nationalist...
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DUI’s leader Ahmeti asks for international support from Austrian FM Kurz

Ali Ahmeti, leader of the ethnic Albanian Macedonian coalition partner the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI), asked for strong international involvement to resolve the name issue between Greece and Macedonia. Ahmeti met with Austrian...
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EP Macedonia rapporteur Vajgl urges opening of accession talks

European Parliament Rapporteur, Slovenia’s Ivo Vajgl, urged for the opening of Macedonia’s EU accession negotiations at Tuesday’s presentation of the draft-resolution for the country, MIA reports from Brussels. MEP Vajgl...
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Pre-election wrangling in Greece over name dispute with Macedonia

Greece’s largest opposition party SYRIZA – main favorite at the upcoming elections in Greece – does not stop accusing Nea Demokratia (New Democracy) party regarding Macedonia’s name. SYRIZA’s MP candidate Panagiotis...
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Gyevai: Tsipras might break Greek status quo on Macedonian name issue

Zoltan Gyevai, analyst for the Bruxinfo site that follows European Union developments, believes that the likely election victory by far left politician Alexis Tsipras in the early elections in Greece might help break the deadlock over the...
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EPP president to be personally engaged towards finding name row settlement

European People’s Party (EPP) President Joseph Daul said in the spring he would get personally engaged in the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece in a bid a final solution to the long-­standing issue to be found, MIA reports Thursday...
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President Ivanov: Athens may slow down, but not stop, our bonding with Europe

We see how much damage has been done and we know what the consequences of the blockade of our membership in NATO and the European Union are. The blockades cause frustration in the Macedonian society, instability in political life and tension...