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NATO Chief Tells Skopje to be 'Realistic'

NATO's secretary-general, wrapping up a two-day visit to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on Thursday, said the country needed to be “realistic” about its NATO membership ambitions. FYROM is currently locked in a dispute with Greece over its...

Greece, FYROM Agree to Form Name-Dispute Working Group

Greece and FYROM have agreed to form working groups led by foreign ministers to hold talks on a solution to the 25-year dispute over the name of the ex-Yugoslav republic, according to FYROM Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov. Success in resolving...

FM Kotzias: Suspended Neighbouring Issues will be Resolved In 2018

Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, said that Greece is determined to resolve suspended problems with northern neighbours. “2018 is the year when we will find a solution to the problems with our neighbours, which have been suspended for decades. We...

Mayor Boutaris and FYROM PM Enjoy Dinner in Thessaloniki

FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is spending the New Year’s holiday in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki as the guest of the city’s mayor. Zaev and Mayor Yannis Boutaris dined Saturday night in one of the city’s top restaurants,...

Defence Minister Says He Will Vote Down FYROM "Macedonia" Name

It's not the first time Defence Minister and junior government coalition partner Panos Kammenos has publicly disagreed with his PM, but at a crucial time for the coalition, a potential rift between the two partners could become an issue. During...

UN Envoy Says FYROM Name Dispute with Greece to be Resolved in Coming Months

The UN Special Representative for the naming dispute between Greece and FYROM, Matthew Nimetz, said that the issue "can and should be resolved" next year after the parties met for the first time in three years in Brussels. Greece objects...

Greece, FYROM Officials to Meet in December for FYROM Name Talks

Greece and FYROM representatives will meet in Brussels, Belgium, on Dec. 11-12 to start talks on the "Macedonia" name issue and discuss ways to solve this pending issue, FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told reporters. The talks were initially set...

FYROM PM Says Name Dispute with Greece to be Resolved Soon

Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia prime minister Zoran Zaev said a major step has been taken on resolution of the dispute with Greece on the international name of his country, the French press reported. The two recent meetings of foreign...

FYROM Asks Greek FM Kotzias to Support its EU and NATO bids

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) called on Greece to recognise the "new reality" in the country and support its bid to join the European Union and NATO, a move that would require overcoming the row over the...

Greece Expelled From Handball Contest Over FYROM Name Protest

The European Handball Federation, EHF, excluded the Greek women's handball team from the championship in Skopje after Greece refused to play FYROM amid an ongoing dispute over the Balkan country's official name. The EHF excluded Greece from competing on Wednesday...