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FYROM name dispute

FYROM's Zaev Seeks to Ease Fears Over the Country's Name Change

The parliament of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia continues the discussion for the constitutional amendments that would change the country's name to 'Republic of North Macedonia', complying with the Prespa agreement requirements. The country's prime minister, Zoran Zaev, said...

FYROM Gov't Spokesman: Airport, Highway to be Renamed Soon

It's not exactly a breakthrough in the ongoing name negotiations, but Greek government officials must be relieved that the first concession by the FYROM side was publicly announced by the neighboring government. FYROM government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski said on Wednesday...

Greek Lawmaker Raises Cindy Crawford in 'Macedonia' Dispute

It is not often that a supermodel is brought up during international diplomatic disputes, but one Greek lawmaker has done so over the 'Macedonia' name dispute. New Democracy's Dora Bakoyianni has made it abundantly clear she is against the street protests...

Greek Church Officially Backs Athens 'Macedonia' Rally

The Greek Orthodox Church does not often change its mind, but in the case of Sunday's second rally over the use of 'Macedonia' in FYROM, it appears to have reconsidered its original position. After a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis...

Skopje PM Talks Up 'Macedonia' Name Deal Referendum

  Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) premier Zoran Zaev reiterated his party's position that a referendum over the country's UN-sanctioned name resolution is necessary, adding it would provide additional guarantees for Greece. "I don’t look at this issue as an obstacle....

EU Conservatives' Boss Splits with Greek Colleagues over FYROM

A split has emerged between Greek conservatives and their European partners over the 'Macedonia' name dispute. In comments reported by the EurActiv news site, center-right European People’s Party (EPP) chief Joseph Daul hailed the “window of opportunity” available to resolve the long-running...

FM Kotzias Says Macedonia Rally Won't Affect FYROM Negotiations

Reflecting the government's position on Sunday's massive Thessaloniki rally over the use of Macedonia in FYROM's name, Foreign minister Nikos Kotzias said it shows the anguish of many Greeks on the issue, but it will not play any part...

Cretans Ride Horses to Macedonia Rally in Thessaloniki

Cretans are well-known for their unique cultural habits and life-long customs. This time, a group of them decided to take their horses along with them to Sunday's rally in Thessaloniki against the use of "Macedonia" in the FYROM name...

New Poll: New Democracy Leads, Greeks Reject "Macedonia" in FYROM Name

Conservative New Democracy main opposition party retains a double-digit lead over governing SYRIZA, while a vast majority of Greeks rejects the use of the term "Macedonia" in any new FYROM name, says a new poll by Metron Analysis published...

FYROM Leader Confirms Tsipras Meeting

After mounting speculation, it was confirmed Friday that Greek PM Alexis Tsipras will have a formal meeting with his FYROM counterpart Zoran Zaev in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 24 to discuss the two countries' name dispute. Official confirmation of the meeting...