Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

Macedonian PM sees solution to name dispute with Greece in June

Europe | 2018-05-17 14:34:00
Macedonian PM sees solution to name dispute with Greece in June
   Zoran Zaev (R))
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday an agreement between Skopje and Athens to settle a decades old name dispute could be reached before a European Union summit in June.

Zaev met his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia.

"We have discussed one [specific] solution to the name dispute that could be acceptable for both sides, but we need to have further discussions in our countries," Zaev told reporters in Sofia.

Macedonia's NATO and EU accession process has been blocked by Greece which disputes the former Yugoslav republic's name, saying it implies a territorial claim over its northern province with the same name.
Reuters
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
Tehran museum lionizes war in which Iran took on 'world'      Rouhani to appear before Iranian parliament soon: lawmaker      Ronaldo, Ancelotti make winning start to life in Serie A      Yemen's southern separatists attack military academy in Aden      Everything must be done for refugees to return to Syria: Putin      'I want to play': Super-sub Hazard makes his point to Sarri      Only 25 minutes of Springboks display pleased Erasmus      Qatar, Liechtenstein deliver message to UN on torture and killing of Syrian prisoners