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26 Sep 14

Macedonia President Voices 'Balkan Caliphate' Fears

The Balkan countries could become an arena for Islamist militants if they are not speedily integrated into European and Atlantic structures, President Ivanov of Macedonia told the UN.

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22 Sep 14

Macedonia Criticises New US Ambassador

Macedonia is sending a protest note to the United States after the newly-appointed American ambassador to Skopje called Macedonians “Slavs” during a hearing at the US Senate.

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29 Jul 14

UN Mediator Arrives Empty Handed in Macedonia

After the UN mediator in the dispute with Greece over Macedonia's name reached Skopje on Monday, he admitted that he had not come with any fresh proposals for a solution.

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24 Jul 14

Nimetz Upbeat on Fresh Macedonia 'Name' Talks

The UN mediator in the 'name' dispute between Macedonia and Greece, Matthew Nimetz, has said he expects 'substantial progress' from his next visit to Skopje and Athens due next week.

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23 Jul 14

Macedonia Appoints New ‘Name’ Negotiator

The newly appointed ambassador to the United States, Vasko Naumovski, will also be Macedonia’s new negotiator in UN-sponsored talks with Greece on its name.

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23 May 14

NATO Chief Urges Macedonia to End Name Dispute

It is time to end the long-standing 'name' dispute and unlock Macedonia's stalled Euro-Atlantic integration process, the head of NATO told Macedonian leaders on Thursday.

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06 May 14

Ukraine Link Suspected to Macedonia ‘Name’ Talks

One month on from the last round of Greece-Macedonia 'name' talks, the UN mediator, Matthew Nimetz, has summoned both sides to New York.

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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.

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