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'Our Language and Identity Will Always Be Macedonian', FYROM PM Zaev Says

"The Macedonian language will always be Macedonian and the Macedonian identity will always be Macedonian," FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said on Monday. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia PM spoke in Pehcevo ahead of the crucial  referendum to be held...

Skopje Name Deal Now in the Hands of the Two Prime Ministers

The FYROM name agreement has been passed from the hands of foreign ministers to the prime ministers level, said Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Monday, following talks with Skopje counterpart Nikola Dimitrov. The two officials met in Brussels with...

Tsipras on FYROM Name: Great Victory to Put Designation Before the Term "Macedonia"

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday said it would be a great victory to put a designation before the term "Macedonia" in the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Tsipras spoke after a meeting with Thessaloniki Mayor...

Kotzias-Dimitrov: Progress Made on FYROM Name Issue

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his FYROM counterpart Nikola Dimitrov said on Friday that progress has been made during recent talks but there is no agreement yet. The two officials met in Thessaloniki in the context of a trilateral...

Skopje PM Dismisses More 'Macedonia' Talks with Greek Premier

Talks between the Greek and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) foreign ministers over the naming issue have failed to produce the results necessary to justify a meeting between the countries' prime ministers, Skopje PM Zoran Zaev said on Monday. Greek Foreign Minister...

'Macedonia' Talks Resume Amid Serious Obstacles

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) counterpart Nikola Dimitrov are to continue negotiations over the Balkan state's name amid serious obstacles. Greece insists that FYROM should change parts of its constitution which contain...

Skopje FM: We are 'Macedonians', We Speak the 'Macedonian' Language

"We are Macedonians. We speak the Macedonian language", said the Foreign Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov, on Tuesday. The FYROM official made the statement two days before the meeting with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias...

Skopje Finds Greek Positions on FYROM Name "Absurd"

Some Greek positions in the negotiations regarding the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are "absurd", said the Balkan country's Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov on Friday. According to reports from Skopje, Dimitrov expressed this view while talking with...

Greece, FYROM Foreign Ministers Meet at UN in Vienna; No Statements

Talks between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) ended at the United Nations in Vienna without statements on Tuesday. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his counterpart Nikola Dimitrov met with UN special representative Matthew Nimetz for...

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...