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Tag Archives: Name Issue

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Merkel on name issue: Compromises always hurt, but they are necessary

The name dispute between Macedonia and Greece needs to be settled, but there is nothing positive if pressure is being exerted, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a joint news conference in Berlin with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. “The...
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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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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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Ahmeti: Opposition must not be excluded, name issue cannot be resolved without VMRO-DPMNE

The opposition must not be excluded from the process of making key decisions for the country’s future, especially regarding the settlement of the name dispute, DUI leader Ali Ahmeti said in an interview with Alsat. “In order to...
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New or Northern Macedonia, speculates Boutaris: With new name, Macedonia could find new identity for itself and its people

Just ten days after his visit to Skopje and a meeting with Prime Minister Zaev, Thessaloniki mayor Yiannis Boutaris told the Austrian newspaper ‘Kurier’ that for the Macedonian Prime Minister, the Republic of New Macedonia or Northern...
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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: 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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State Department reserved in question over Podesta’s use of derogatory name for Macedonia

State Department spokesman John Kirby was asked on Wednesday whether the US position on the Macedonian name issue would change, if Hillary Clinton is elected President. The question comes after Wikileaks revelations show that Clinton top advisor...
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Kotzias: Only the two countries should discuss the name issue

The name issue is going to be discussed following the upcoming elections in Macedonia, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said in an interview with Kathimerini daily. “I assume there will be encouragement to settle the name dispute after...
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Pavlopoulos: Macedonia veto remains and is non-negotiable

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has once again lashed out at Macedonia, saying the country “forges history”. During a visit to northern Greece, Pavlopoulos said the Greek veto regarding Macedonia’s NATO and EU accession...