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FYROM name issue

PM Meets Greek President to Discuss FYROM Name Negotiations

Alexis Tsipras went to the presidential palace on Friday, to update President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on the latest from the ongoing negotiations between Greece and FYROM over the Balkan neighbor's name. "We will seek a solution on the...

Greek Opposition Head Raises FYROM with US Ambassador

Greece's main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis met US ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt early Friday afternoon ahead of Saturday's briefing on the FYROM talks with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Sources said all issues concerning Greece-U.S. relations were discussed in the meeting, with the conservative leader...

Greek Holy Synod Against Use of "Macedonia" in FYROM Name

Although the Greek church insists on the absence of the term "Macedonia" in a future FYROM name, the Holy Synod said, according to Greek media reports, Archbishop Ieronymos does not support the upcoming rally over the name issue. "We are...

Thessaloniki Mayor: Politicians' Nonsense Derailed FYROM Name Issue

It's not the first time that Yiannis Boutaris, the unconventional mayor of Thessaloniki, has blamed politicians for unresolved issues facing the Greek society. This time he blamed them for the 25-year-old unresolved name dispute with FYROM. Boutaris said that the...

EU Commissioner Hahn Sees FYROM Name Issue with Greece Resolved in 2018

EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn has said he hopes a political decision with Greece on the start of membership talks with FYROM will be taken in the first half of 2018, Austrian media reported. "We now have a window of...

Greek Minister of National Defence 'Cuts' FYROM's Provocative National Anthem

  The Minister of National Defense of FYROM Talat Djaferi met with his Greek counterpart Dimitris Avramopoulos on Monday. It was the first time that a Skopjian Minister of National Defense visited the Hellenic National Defense General Staff. Greece’s Minister of National Defense welcomed...

UN Envoy, Samaras Talk FYROM Talk

The United Nations envoy on the FYROM name issue Matthew Nimetz, who has been stymied for nearly 14 years to get Greece and its northern neighbor to agree on a name to replace the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,...

Australia Doesn’t Change Its Firm Policy on FYROM

Australia once again dismisses unfounded claims that it will recognize Skopje by its constitutional name. “There is no plan of Australia to recognize FYROM with its constitutional name. Australia’s policy on the issue of FYROM’s name remains the same. Australia...