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12 Jul 13

Junior Party's Diplomacy Annoys Macedonian Leaders

Macedonia’s ruling VMRO DPMNE party is unhappy with the recent diplomatic efforts of its junior Albanian partner - whose leader recently met Bulgarian leaders and urged intensified name talks with Greece.

08 Jul 13

Macedonian Government Coalition Admits Strained Relations

Macedonia Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski admitted that his party’s relationship with his ethnic Albanian political allies has “worsened” but said it isn’t going to collapse.

04 Jul 13

Macedonia Floats Fresh Name Dispute Initiative

Macedonia’s prime minister is requesting a meeting with his Greek counterpart aimed at speeding up talks to overcome the longstanding dispute over the country’s name.

03 Jul 13

EU Urges Macedonia to Resolve Name Dispute

EU enlargement commissioner Stefan Fuele said it was time for progress in the dispute with Greece over Macedonia's name so the country can fulfil its European ambitions.

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.



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