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Tsipras co-opts Independent Greeks in confidence vote, expected to get North Macedonia seal of approval

All the pieces are now in place for a one-two process that will see the Prespes Agreement, which seeks to resolve the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tsipras-Zaev Davos meeting aims to revive faltering Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Talks

Hoping to resuscitate the stalling diplomatic initiative to resolve the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute negotiations this year, the prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia/FYROM met...

Searching for meaning in Greek PM Tsipras’ planned Washington visit

Since the announcement of a White House meeting for Greek PM Alexis Tsipras last July, issued by the Office of Vice President Pence, observers...

Macedonia name dispute: Are the stars aligning for a new U.S. push?

In the shadow of the failed Cyprus talks, another critical regional issue for Greece and the Western Balkans is apparently coming back into sharp...

US Vice President Pence reaches out to Greek PM Tsipras after Cyprus talks collapse

In a clear attempt to minimize the regional political fallout from the failed Cyprus talks, U.S. Vice President Michael Pence called Greek Prime Minister...

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