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Prespes Agreement ratification enters final stretch

The Greek side’s ratification process for June’s Prespes Agreement which seeks to resolve the Name Dispute between Greece and Macedonia/FYROM is now moving forward...

Name Dispute: Work progresses on Prespes Agreement implementation

With Greece currently distracted by a wide range of political issues and debates, legislators in Skopje are hard at work debating the constitutional amendments...

Name Dispute: Athens takes a breather

The political processes in both Greece and Macedonia/FYROM are still adjusting to the surprise victory by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in the October 19...

Name Dispute: Zaev scores stunning victory from failed referendum

In a late-night vote October 19th, Macedonia/FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev collected the required 80 yes votes, or a 2/3 majority, to approve the...

Name Dispute: Greece’s odd couple stays the course

The fate of the yet-unratified Prespes Agreement, signed last June as the vehicle for resolving the so-called Name Dispute between Greece and Macedonia/FYROM, was...

Name Dispute: Questions raised over Greek commitment to Prespes Agreement

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos displayed to his American interlocutors a total lack of policy coordination within his country’s coalition government when he proposed...

Greek Defence Minister proposes new Balkan alliance and US base offers

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos used a scheduled Washington visit and meetings on October 9 to drop two headline-grabbing proposals. He first proposed the creation...

Name Dispute: Taking stock in Skopje after the disappointing referendum

Shockwaves continue from the low turnout in the referendum in Macedonia/FYROM, which had been hoped to approve June’s Prespes Agreement settling the Name Dispute...

Name Dispute: Referendum results wound two Balkan leaders

Zero hour has passed in the Name Dispute. Surprisingly low turnout for the September 30 referendum in Macedonia/FYROM to approve June’s Prespes Agreement settling the...

Zero hour for Name Dispute

In the run-up to Macedonia/FYROM’s referendum on settling its three-decade-old Name Dispute with neighbouring Greece, the rival parties involved in the vote made impassioned...

Name Dispute: A week for summitry and skullduggery

In the context of the shrill NATO-US debate over President Donald J. Trump’s demands for higher European defence spending, the situation involving the potential...

Name Dispute: Prespes Agreement reaction destabilises Greek political scene

In Greece, the furore over the Prespes Agreement that was intended to resolve the Name Dispute between Greece and Macedonia/FYROM continues to grow, and...

Name Dispute: Rough sailing for ratification procedures despite quick work in Skopje

The Parliament in Skopje quickly ratified the historic June 17 Prespes Agreement resolving the Name Dispute with Greece, but the required steps to get...

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...

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: Late nights, roadmaps, and summer summits

The outcome of the bilateral meeting in Sofia May 17 between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Macedonia/FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev disappointed the...

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...

Name Dispute negotiations slowly drop off the “fast track”

With the Name Dispute negotiations off the front burner in Athens, both countries involved in the negotiations (Greece and FYROM/Macedonia) focused on other important...

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...

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...

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