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Kotzias prefers name in Slavic, untranslated, including geographic qualifier

The neighboring country has perceived term ‘Macedonia’ as a national not geographic trait, and now we must find a geographic or territorial qualifier. My wish is for the name to be untranslated, in Slavic language, such as New Macedonia,...
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New round of name negotiations, FMs Dimitrov and Kotzias to meet UN mediator Nimtz in Vienna

Vienna will host Tuesday a new meeting at a level of foreign ministers within the negotiating process for settling Macedonia-Greece name dispute under the mediation of UN envoy Matthew Nimetz. The Macedonian and Greek Foreign Ministers, Nikola...
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Kotzias urges the Macedonian government to publicly announce what Zaev accepted in Davos

Greece’s foreign minister has spoken exclusively to Euronews following Sunday’s mass rally in Athens over the decades-long Macedonia dispute. Hundreds of thousands of Greeks protested outside parliament over negotiations to allow...
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Name dispute will be settled by June, Kotzias tells Reuters

Greece will soon submit draft proposals to resolve its decades-old name row with Macedonia, its foreign minister tells Reuters, adding that a settlement could be reached in the coming months. The two countries have agreed to step up negotiations...
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Kotzias: Greece to present four-point agreement to Macedonia

Name proposals, irredentism, international and regional relations of Macedonia and measures for positive agenda are four points of the draft agreement which Greece is to forward to Macedonia by mid-February, Greek FM Nikos Kotzias told Greece’s...
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Greek FM Kotzias: Name dispute must be settled by compromise

Skopje-Athens name dispute must be settled with a compromise, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias says in an interview with the state-owned ERT (Hellenic Radio-Television). ‘It is necessary for fyRoM to demonstrate a culture of consensus...
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Kotzias: Name issue to be resolved in first half of 2018

Macedonian and Greek Foreign Ministers, Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias respectively, are set to meet at the sidelines of the EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday. The countries’ ministries of foreign affairs have confirmed...
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Kotzias: Name dispute to be settled in 2018, otherwise there will be major difficulties

Greece’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias wants to settle the name dispute with Macedonia in the first half of 2018, but his hopes might prove to be too ambitious, Kathimerini comments. Laying out the intentions of the Greek government...
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Kotzias: Without name change, FYROM cannot hope for EU and NATO membership

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, at a press conference following his meeting with Macedonian counterpart Nikola Dimitrov, publicly reiterated the Greek positions that Macedonia cannot hope for membership into NATO and the EU without changing...
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Kotzias: We are the only neighbour that doesn’t interfere in Macedonia’s domestic affairs

Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Kotzias spoke out against parties calling for destabilizing the Balkans and changing the borders in the region. The statement was meant against calls to partition Macedonia and was echoed by SYRIZA member...