Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is ready to confront Greece before the International Court of Justice in the Hague. The hearings began today and end on March 30th. In its application, FYROM requests the ICJ to determine that Greece at the NATO summit in Bucharest in April 2008 breached Article 11 from the Interim Accord, i.e. it objected the NATO membership invitation for FYROM, even though it would be referred to by the interim reference. FYROM also wants to bind Greece to immediately make all the necessary steps in order to respect its obligations under the present Article.
FYROM will go to the court on Monday and Tuesday, to be followed by Greece. Then, final submissions are going to be held by the Contracting Parties on March 28th and 30th. The proceedings are going to be held in public and broadcast live via the internet. The Court’s decision is going to be issued a few months later.
Ambassador Mr. George Savvaidis and Legal Adviser Mrs. Maria Telalian will lead the Greek delegation.