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02 Apr 14

Macedonia PM Says Opposition 'Sound Greek'

As the presidential election race draws closer, the Prime Minister has accused the opposition of echoing Greece's line in the vexed Greek-Macedonian dispute over the country's name.

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26 Mar 14

Rushed ‘Name’ Talks 'Reflect NATO's Balkan Worries'

The decision of the UN mediator in the Greece-Macedonia 'name' dispute, Matthew Nimetz, to summon both sides to New York - amid the Macedonian election campaign - reflects Western fears about the Balkans in the light of the Crimea crisis, experts say.

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21 Feb 14

Venizelos Sounds Upbeat on Name Dispute With Macedonia

The Greek Deputy Prime Minister sounded a hopeful note on the possible resolution of the longstanding 'name' dispute during his visit to Skopje.

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20 Feb 14

Greek Deputy Prime Minister Visits Macedonia

Greek Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos, whose country holds the EU presidency, has made a rare visit by a senior Greek official to Macedonia.

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11 Feb 14

Greek Deputy PM to Visit Macedonia

Greek Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos, whose country holds the EU presidency, next week will make a rare visit by a senior Greek official to Macedonia.

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31 Jan 14

US Intelligence Deems Macedonia, Bosnia, ‘Volatile’

For the first time in recent years, US National Intelligence has bracketed Macedonia in the same 'volatile' category as Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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28 Jan 14

US Urges 'Flexibility' in Macedonia 'Name' Dispute

Macedonia and Greece should show 'additional flexibility' in solving the long-standing 'name' dispute, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Yee said during his visit to Skopje.

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27 Jan 14

US Official Visits Macedonia Amid Pre-Poll Tensions

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Yee will meet top politicians and is expected to discuss Macedonia’s stalled Euro-Atlantic integration ahead of presidential polls in March.

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21 Jan 14

Greece Urged to Show Leadership on Macedonia

The European Parliament’s Rapporteur on Macedonia said the Greek presidency of the EU should be seen an advantage in solving the Greek-Macedonia name dispute, not an obstacle.

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17 Jan 14

Macedonia Name Logjam 'is Reality', Minister Says

A survey, which shows Macedonians increasingly doubt whether the dispute with Greece will ever be solved, 'reflects reality', the Macedonian Foreign Minister told a round table in Skopje.

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24 Dec 13

Macedonian President Urges UN to Intervene With Greece

The UN Security Council must convince Greece to respect the 2011 ruling of the International Court of Justice, ICJ regarding Greece’s blockade of Macedonia’s NATO entry, the Macedonian President told parliament.

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19 Dec 13

EU Charged With 'Backsliding' on Macedonia

European Parliament Rapporteur on Macedonia says he is disappointed that the EU has again postponed discussion of accession talks with the country.

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18 Dec 13

EU Shunts Aside Macedonian Talks Again

For the fifth year in a row, Brussels has postponed discussion of a date to start Macedonia’s long-awaited EU accession talks.

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04 Dec 13

Macedonian PM Calls For Pressure on Greece

Macedonia's leader has told the Financial Times that the prospects of a solution to the dispute with Greece have worsened, and international pressure is needed for a breakthrough.

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21 Nov 13

Greek Campaign Over Macedonia Has Familiar Look

A campaign by Greek diaspora organizations, urging Athens to halt UN talks with Macedonia over its name, has borrowed the slogan of an earlier campaign by Macedonian diaspora organizations and turned it on its head.

Background

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Macedonia-Greece Name Dispute: What’s in a name?

Ever since Macedonia gained independence in 1991, its name has been the subject of a bitter dispute with southern neighbor, Greece.

Premium

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17 Oct 13

Brussels Runs Short of Levers in Macedonia

As the EU uses up its ‘soft power’ in terms of carrots and sticks to keep the integration process alive in Macedonia, there are fears about the consequences.

Blog

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11 Mar 13

The Ugly Face of National Pride

Harald Schenker

It was bound to happen. And it did. I can't really say finally, but here I am, perplexed and unsurprised.

21 Jun 10

Macedonia Celebrates its Defeat

Sinisa Jakov Marusic