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25/09/2016

UN mediator tables new proposal for Macedonia’s name

Topic: name dispute


Enlargement 01-09-2016

Macedonian political parties agree December election after spy scandal

Macedonia's political parties agreed yesterday (31 August) to hold an early parliamentary election on 11 December in a step to resolve the 18-month-long crisis over a wiretapping scandal.

Macedonian spat marks end of Greek presidency

During his last appearance in the European Parliament in his capacity as EU President, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said he did not know about the existence of a Macedonian language, and that this tongue was created by the communists in Tito’s Yugoslavia.
Elections 28-04-2014

Gruevski emerges stronger from Macedonia elections, opposition cries foul

Macedonia's conservative ruling party has secured a third term in office, winning both parliamentary and presidential elections Sunday (27 April), based on preliminary results of the ballot that the opposition said it would not recognise.
Enlargement 23-01-2014

Republic of Macedonia – back to Yugoslavia?

The true goal of Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski is not to join NATO and the EU, but to become part of Serbia or a new Yugoslavia, writes Miroslav Rizinski.
Enlargement 19-12-2013

Macedonia’s ethnic Albanians lose patience over EU accession talks

Ethnic Albanian citizens in Macedonia are calling on foreign leaders to help the country sort out the name dispute with Greece and start accession negotiations with the EU, but the bloc is showing increased disappointment with the lack of progress in Skopje on democratic standards.
Enlargement 02-10-2013

Skopje politicians bicker over Macedonian name dispute

The government in Skopje reacted strongly to statements made by Radmila Šekerinska, vice president of the opposition Social Democratic Union of Macedonia in which she said that the authorities of her country and Greece are equally to blame for the name dispute dividing the two neighbours. EurActiv Greece reports.
Enlargement 24-09-2013

Skopje and Athens are ‘brothers in crime’ on Macedonia name dispute

The stalemate on the Macedonia name dispute between Athens and Skopje is a “lose-lose game”, and the two governments are “brothers in crime" on the issue, says Radmila Šekerinska, vice president of the opposition Social Democratic Union of Macedonia. EurActiv Greece reports.
Enlargement 24-05-2013

Leading MEP: Better to postpone decision on Macedonia's EU talks

The European Parliament's rapporteur on Macedonia said it was better to postpone a decision to start accession negotiations with Macedonia than risk disappointing the country again and seeing it “walk away” from its EU path.
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Enlargement 18-04-2013

Macedonia erases 'irredentist' claims as Commission tables report

In the wake of a Commission report on Macedonia that underlines the country's "good" relations with its neighbours, the Foreign Ministry removed information from its website that was seen as irredentist by Bulgaria and Greece.
Enlargement 17-04-2013

Macedonia erases 'irredentist' claims as Commission tables report

In the wake of a Commission report on Macedonia that underlines the country's "good" relations with its neighbours, the Foreign Ministry removed information from its website that was seen as irredentist by Bulgaria and Greece.
Enlargement 16-04-2013

UN mediator tables new proposal for Macedonia's name

Macedonia expects a key Commission report to be tabled today (16 April) to confirm that the country is ready to begin accession negotiations. In the meantime, a UN mediator has tabled a new proposal for a name that would be acceptable to Greece.