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Lewandowski to EU governments: No take-it-or-leave-it Budget proposal for Parliament

STRASBOURG – Following a debate on EU’s key Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-2027 in Strasbourg on 12 February and ahead of a special...

As enlargement discussions freeze, aspirants twist in the wind

Discussions in Luxembourg regarding EU enlargement in the Western Balkans made little headway this past week, despite the threat from North Macedonian Prime Minister...

North Macedonia’s presidential election results calm West’s worries

North Macedonia’s presidential runoff election on 5 May produced results guaranteed to calm fraying nerves in Athens, Washington, Brussels, Paris, and Berlin as the...

Deeply polarised Greece ratifies Prespes Agreement

Greece completed its rushed and contentious ratification procedure for the Prespes Agreement in a vote delayed to January 25, aiming to resolve the Name...

Name Dispute: Western leaders rejoice, Greece melts down

After a confused post-holiday week marked by conflicting statements and signals from key Greek leaders in the ruling coalition government, political developments in Athens...

Hungary grants former Macedonia/FYROM PM Gruevski asylum

The flight of former Macedonia/FYROM Prime Minister Hungary Nikola Gruevski to Hungary took on wider implications as Budapest reportedly granted Gruevski’s asylum request.   In...

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...

Name Dispute: Parade of stars to Skopje continues as referendum approaches

A wave of important visitors before the September 30 referendum on the Prespes Agreement -- which aims to settle the Name Dispute between Greece...

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...

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...

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