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18 Jan 18

UN Envoy Hopeful on Macedonia ‘Name’ Agreement

Following fresh talks between Macedonia and Greece in New York on Wednesday, UN mediator Matthew Nimetz said he was 'hopeful' that a solution to the 27-year-long dispute is in reach.

08 Jan 18

Macedonian, Greek Nationalists Mobilize Against 'Name' Deal

As optimism grows about a rapid solution to Macedonia's dispute with Greece over its name, nationalists on both sides of the border are rallying against a possible compromise solution.

11 Dec 17

Macedonia and Greece Reboot 'Name' Talks

After three years of stalemate, Skopje and Athens are rebooting UN-sponsored talks on their dispute over Macedonia's name, which has been holding up the country's Euro-Atlantic integration process.

17 Nov 17

UN Mediator Schedules New Macedonia ‘Name’ Talks

The long-expected re-boot of the UN-sponsored name talks between Macedonia and Greece will take place on December 11-12 in Brussels.

03 Oct 17

US Urges Accountability for Macedonia Wiretapping

Establishing who was responsible for alleged mass wiretapping is critical for Macedonia's aspirations to join NATO and the EU, said US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Yee.

31 Aug 17

Macedonia, Greece, Pledge to Revive 'Name' Talks

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his Macedonian host, Nikola Dimitrov – meeting in Skopje – said future talks would centre on solving the long-running dispute about Macedonia's name.

30 Aug 17

Macedonia-Greece Talks to Focus on Trust-Building

Building trust will be the focus of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias's visit to Skopje, with new efforts to solve the long-running dispute about Macedonia's name likely to follow later.

02 Aug 17

Greece Expelled From Handball Contest After Protesting Macedonia's Name

The European Handball Federation, EHF, excluded the Greek women's handball team from the championship in Skopje after Greece refused to play Macedonia amid an ongoing border disagreement.

27 Jun 17

UN’s Macedonia-Greece Envoy Renews Diplomatic Efforts

The UN special envoy in the Macedonia-Greece 'name' dispute, Matthew Nimetz, will visit Skopje at the end of this week as Macedonia seeks to revive its stalled Euro-Atlantic integration bid.

14 Jun 17

Macedonia FM Receives Warm Welcome in Athens

Settlement of the bilateral 'name' dispute is crucial if Greece is to support Macedonia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations, Athens said on Wednesday, at an introductory meeting between the two Foreign Ministers.

12 Jun 17

Macedonian PM Renews Bids to Join EU, NATO

On a visit to Brussels, Macedonia's new Prime Minister Zoran Zaev promised to revitalise his country’s stalled Euro-Atlantic integration process and expressed hope for an invitation to join NATO.

05 Jun 17

New Macedonia FM to Visit Greece

New Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov will soon travel to Greece, to develop bilateral relations with its southern neighbor, and in hopes of opening the country's currently blocked Euro-Atlantic path.

02 Jun 17

Macedonia's Regime Change Boosts NATO Accession Hopes

Some observers believe Macedonia's new government could use increased US and EU interest in the Western Balkans to get an invitation to join NATO sooner rather than later.

25 Aug 16

Greek FM on Trust-Building Mission to Macedonia

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is visiting Macedonia on a mission to improve ties between the two neighbours, which have long been frozen as a result of the ongoing 'name' dispute.

18 Dec 15

Macedonian, Greek, Ministers Vow to Rebuild Trust

The foreign ministers of Macedonia and Greece met in Athens and agreed to work on rebuilding trust - although the two sides remain divided by 'mountains' on the 'name' dispute.



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.


17 Jan 18

Macedonia, Greece, ‘Must Seize Historic Opportunity’ – Dimitrov

In an interview with BIRN, Macedonia’s foreign minister, Nikola Dimitrov, says the two countries have a duty to use the current momentum to finally resolve their ancient disputes.

17 Oct 13

Brussels Runs Short of Levers in Macedonia

28 Jun 13

Macedonia Vanishes from View at EU Summit


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.

13 Dec 12

Macedonia and the EU Council Conclusions

Gerald Knaus
26 Nov 10

I’m Tired of Being ‘The Girl From Macedonia’

Tanja Milevska
21 Jun 10

Macedonia Celebrates its Defeat

Sinisa Jakov Marusic