Athens and Skopje break ‘air embargo’ after 15 years

By |november 2nd, 2018|EU-Macedonia relations, FYRO Macedonia, Giorgios Katrougalos, Greece-Macedonia deal, News|

The first direct flight from Skopje to Athens took place on Thursday (1 November) after a 15-year “air embargo” in a sign that the two countries are determined to turn a new page in Balkan politics, after being locked in a diplomatic dispute over Skopje's official name.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Athens and Skopje break ‘air embargo’ after 15 years

Macedonian parliament approves country’s name change

By |oktober 20th, 2018|EU-Macedonia relations, Greece-Macedonia deal, News, Zoran Zaev|

The Macedonian parliament approved on Friday (19 October) a proposal to change the country's name, bringing a decades-old dispute with Greece one step closer to being resolved.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Macedonian parliament approves country’s name change

Mogherini: FYROM name change deal will transform entire South-East Europe

By |oktober 15th, 2018|EU-Macedonia relations, Federica Mogherini, FYRO Macedonia, Greece-Macedonia deal, News|

The recently reached "historic" name deal between Athens and Skopje will have a wider positive impact and a spill-over effect in entire South-East Europe, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Mogherini: FYROM name change deal will transform entire South-East Europe

Macedonia parliament to vote on name change deal with Greece

By |oktober 15th, 2018|Alexis Tsipras, EPP, ethnic Albanians, Gjorge Ivanov, Greece-Macedonia deal, Macedonia referendum, Nato, News, VMRO-DPMNE, Zoran Zaev|

Macedonia's parliament will vote Monday (15 October) on whether to ratify a deal to change the country's name, in a bid to finally settle one of Europe's longest running disputes.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Macedonia parliament to vote on name change deal with Greece

EU responds to FYROM president, insists on not importing disputes during enlargement

By |oktober 9th, 2018|EU-Macedonia relations, FYRO Macedonia, Greece-Macedonia deal, News|

Experience garnered during previous enlargements has taught the EU a lesson: that the bloc should not import existing disputes when granting membership, an EU spokesperson told EURACTIV, after FYROM President Gjorge Ivanov accused Brussels of “double standards”.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU responds to FYROM president, insists on not importing disputes during enlargement

Controversy in Greece: did New Democracy have secret contacts with Zaev?

By |oktober 3rd, 2018|Alexis Tsipras, EPP, EU-Macedonia relations, FYRO Macedonia, Greece-Macedonia deal, Joseph Daul, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, News, SYRIZA, Zoran Zaev|

A big controversy is ongoing in Greece following reports that the country’s largest opposition force, New Democracy, which strongly opposes the name deal with Skopje, has had secretive contacts with the Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Zoran Zaev.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Controversy in Greece: did New Democracy have secret contacts with Zaev?

Tsipras and Zaev reportedly in the running for Nobel Peace Prize

By |oktober 3rd, 2018|Alexis Tsipras, Donald Trump, Federica Mogherini, Greece-Macedonia deal, Iran nuclear deal, News, Nobel peace prize, North Korea, Zoran Zaev|

The prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, are among the favourites to become nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, according to a Swedish journalist specialised in covering the secretive decision-making of the Nobel committee.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Tsipras and Zaev reportedly in the running for Nobel Peace Prize

Stoltenberg on Macedonia: NATO’s door is open, but…

By |oktober 2nd, 2018|EU-Macedonia relations, Greece-Macedonia deal, NATO enlargement, NATO-Russia relations, News, security and defence|

Macedonia can only join NATO if it implements the name deal with Greece, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters on Tuesday (2 October), putting fresh pressure on Skopje to ratify the agreement despite protests from opposition parties.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Stoltenberg on Macedonia: NATO’s door is open, but…

Greek MP: Zaev is granted ‘crucial’ political benefit after the referendum

By |oktober 1st, 2018|EU-Macedonia relations, FYRO Macedonia, Greece-Macedonia deal, News|

The result of Sunday's referendum in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on whether to accept a name deal with Greece provided a "crucial political benefit" for its prime minister despite a low voter turnout, Nikos Xydakis, an influential parliamentary representative in the Greek house, told EURACTIV.com.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Greek MP: Zaev is granted ‘crucial’ political benefit after the referendum

Macedonia to accept referendum as valid even with low turnout

By |september 28th, 2018|Albania, EU enlargement, Gjorge Ivanov, Greece-Macedonia deal, Johannes Hahn, Macedonia, Macedonia referendum, name dispute, Nato, News, Nikola Gruevski, Russia, VMRO-DPMNE, Zoran Zaev|

Two days before a crucial referendum that could open the doors of Macedonia to NATO and EU membership, an official from Skopje speaking in Brussels on Friday (28 September) made it clear that the authorities will declare the result as legitimate even i...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Macedonia to accept referendum as valid even with low turnout