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US diplomatic engagement helps reopen Kosovo-Serbia flights

Representatives of Serbia, Kosovo, the US, and Lufthansa Group signed a milestone agreement on January 20 to establish an air link between Serbia and...

Delphi Economic Forum: Intense focus on Southeastern Europe

DELPHI, Greece - Now in its fourth year, the 2019 Delphi Economic Forum (DEF) has grown into a true Davos-like venue, with groups from...

Name Dispute: Flaws in Prespes Agreement fuel new Greek firestorm

With the Prespes Agreement ratification steamroller moving almost inexorably forward in Macedonia/FYROM, public attention to the issue in Greece has refocused and the subject...

With the signing over, the long battle for ratifying the Name Dispute agreement begins

Greece’s ruling coalition survived a no-confidence motion on June 16, which was followed the next day with the signature of a bilateral agreement formally...

Closing a new chapter in the Name Dispute

After nearly 27 years of haggling, the race to the finish line for a formal end to the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute kicked into full...

The wait is over. Name Dispute agreement comes together

After a delayed set of phone calls June 11 and 12, and a late June 12 intervention by UN Mediator Matthew Nimetz, the prime...

Name Dispute talks hanging in the balance

Ever since the May 28 Brussels announcement that the foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia/FYROM had finished their work and had delivered their proposals...

Name Dispute talks progress as foreign ministers produce a draft agreement

After meeting in Brussels on May 28, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Macedonia/FYROM Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov announced they had completed work on...

Name Dispute negotiations: Doing a new tango ahead of the summer summits

Negotiations over the Greece/Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute resumed in New York on May 24-25 following consultations in Washington by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias earlier...

Name Dispute negotiations: Zaev’s “Ilinden Gambit” melts down in Athens and Skopje

Within 24 hours of the end of bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia late last week, a new...

Name Dispute negotiations: Getting closer, but is this just a matter of sequencing or is it deeper?

While the negotiations over the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute returned to a faster track after the visit of UN Mediator Matthew Nimetz to Athens May...

Name Dispute talks focus on opportunities at upcoming EU-Western Balkans Summit

With the window for a potential agreement before the upcoming EU and NATO Summits in June and July nearly closed, efforts to reach agreement...

Little progress on Name Dispute after “remedial diplomacy” session called by Matthew Nimetz

Filling a rare week when no bilateral meetings on the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute were scheduled, UN Mediator Matthew Nimetz organised a special meeting in...

Athens considers plans for July 2018 Macedonia/FYROM NATO accession unworkable

Announcing his assessment that more time is needed to complete Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute negotiations, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias told an Athens radio station...

Limited progress reported on Name Dispute at Ohrid meeting

With only three months to go before a critical NATO summit in Bucharest that could potentially approve the admission of new members, the foreign...

Negotiations on Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute advance in Vienna

Despite intense ongoing diplomatic sparring with Turkey on Greece’s Aegean front, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias was able to keep his March 29-30 Vienna...

Rebooting the Name Dispute negotiations with a symbolic Skopje visit

The visit of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias to Skopje March 22-23 was a clear attempt to reboot the dragging 2018 cycle of the...

Stiffening Europe’s southern flank: Washington moves to reassert itself in the Western Balkans

After a period of relative diplomatic quiescence, a senior policy-level official from the Trump Administration began a weeklong trip through Southeast Europe and the...

US political fireworks reach Delphi Economic Forum

The official American presence at the March 1-4 Delphi Economic Forum came close to being overshadowed by the academics, business people, and American political...

Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute: Next Week in Skopje?

Skopje’s “mini-diplomatic offensive” to resolve the Name Dispute with Greece has morphed into a “mini-public diplomacy offensive” over the last week while Athens has...

Foreign actors increasingly making their opinions known about the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Talks

This week we heard several expressions of concern from important regional powers about the developments in the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute. The strategy used by...

Turmoil in and around Greece may be switching the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Talks into low gear

The barrage of Greek domestic politics and this week’s almost-clashes with Turkey in the Aegean have combined to get the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute talks...

Amidst backtracking, a difficult week in the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Talks

While a few positive steps can be listed, real progress over the last week on the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute is hard to document. To...

Numbers game deepens over size of Athens rally on Greece-FYROM/Macedonia Name Dispute

The Greek people sent a strong message in Athens on February 4 that many will not countenance the use of a compound name including...

Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Talks: Searching for new momentum after Nimetz Balkan visit

The UN Mediator for the Greece–FYROM/Macedonia Name Dispute, Matthew Nimetz, visited both Athens and Skopje over the January 29-February 1 period. Important issues were discussed...

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