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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.

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20 Nov 13

Macedonians See Red Over Call to Ban Sun

A small party, which wants to ban use of the Vergina Sun symbol on the grounds that it offends Greece, is not gaining much support.

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08 Nov 13

Germany Takes Interest in Macedonia Dispute

Angela Merkel's briefing on Tuesday on the long-standing dispute between Macedonia and Greece is raising hopes that the EU may take a more pro-active role in the mediation process.

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04 Nov 13

Ex-Mediator Says Macedonia ‘Name’ Talks Failed

It is time to admit that the long-running UN-led Greece-Macedonia 'name' negotiations have been a complete failure, said a former mediator in the dispute.

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24 Oct 13

Breakthrough Unlikely in New Macedonia Name Talks

As the UN mediator summoned both sides to New York for fresh talks on Macedonia's name, few scented a likely breakthrough.

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16 Oct 13

Brussels Ponders Screening Macedonian Acquis

The European Commission in its annual report on Macedonia has kept open the possibility of starting to 'screen' the country's laws without formally launching accession talks.

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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13 Nov 17

Hopes Rise for Settlement to Macedonia Name Dispute

Optimism is growing that Greece and Macedonia can finally settle a long-standing dispute that has held up Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic integration.

17 Oct 13

Brussels Runs Short of Levers in Macedonia

28 Jun 13

Macedonia Vanishes from View at EU Summit

09 Jan 13

Macedonia: All Eyes on June EU Deadline

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.

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