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18 Jun 13

US Urges Macedonian Courage Over Name Dispute

The Deputy Assistant US Secretary of State said Macedonia should resolve its dispute with Greece with the same courage that Serbia and Kosovo have shown in reaching their recent deal.

23 May 13

Howitt Alarmed by Macedonia's EU Prospects

Macedonia's progress towards Europe is in jeopardy, the European Parliament rapporteur warned, blaming both local politicians and the European Council for failing to deliver.

08 May 13

Macedonian, Greek Leaders Hold Rare Direct Meeting

Macedonia's Vice Prime Minister for European Affairs held talks in Athens with the Greek Foreign Minister in an unusual face-to-face meeting.

17 Apr 13

Commission Upbeat on Macedonian Reforms

Macedonia has made progress in almost all EU-related areas, a special European Commission report presented on Tuesday said.

16 Apr 13

EU Reports on Macedonia as Ashton Visits

The EU foreign affairs chief, Catherine Ashton, on Tuesday arrives in Skopje on a visit that coincides with the publication of a key European Commission report on Macedonia.

10 Apr 13

Nimetz Floats New Macedonia 'Name' Proposal

The UN special envoy to the Macedonia-Greece talks tabled a fresh proposal for solution to the dispute at his last meeting with representatives of both countries in New York.

09 Apr 13

Fuele Queries Macedonia’s Commitment to Europe

The EU Enlargement Commissioner urged politicians to demonstrate greater commitment to the country’s European integration bid.

02 Apr 13

Greece and Macedonia to Attend New ‘Name’ Talks

The UN special envoy to the Macedonia-Greece ‘name’ talks, Matthew Nimetz, has invited the countries' negotiators for a meeting at UN Headquarters on April 8-9.

15 Mar 13

Greek WWI Cemetery Vandalised in Macedonia

Athens has protested to Skopje about a recent attack which damaged graves at a Greek military cemetery in the south-eastern Macedonian town of Valandovo.

12 Feb 13

Deadline Looms for Macedonia Local Elections

As the deadline nears for a decision on the announced opposition boycott of the local elections, EU politicians are heading to Skopje to kick start dialogue between opposition and government.

31 Jan 13

Mediator Hopeful After Macedonia-Greece Talks

The UN mediator in the 'name' dispute, Matthew Nimetz, sounded optimistic after wrapping up a fresh round of talks with both sides in New York - but provided no details.

29 Jan 13

Fresh Macedonia ‘Name’ Talks Start in New York

The UN envoy in the Macedonia-Greece 'name' dispute, Matthew Nimetz, is sounding confident of a compromise ahead of fresh talks, which follow his recent visit to the region.

24 Jan 13

Fuele Knocks Heads Together in Macedonia

The EU Enlargement Commissioner, Stefan Fuele, on Wednesday paid an unannounced visit to Macedonia, where he apparently urged leaders to resolve the ongoing political crisis and focus on the EU agenda.

17 Jan 13

Greece, Macedonia Positive on EU ‘Name’ Initiative

Athens and Skopje have given a cautious welcome to a proposal from EU enlargement commissioner Stefan Fule to hold talks over the Macedonia ‘name’ dispute.

15 Jan 13

Follow-Up Macedonia 'Name' Talks Agreed

After his visit to the region, the UN mediator in the Macedonia ‘name’ talks, Matthew Nimetz, has invited negotiators to a follow-up meeting in New York.



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.


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


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