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News Greece » Western Macedonia: Opportunity not to be missed in Greece-Macedonia row

News channel or source: https://euobserver.com/opinion/141530
Publication date: Friday 06 April 2018

It is true that the main thrust behind the restart of the negotiations now has not been the desire of either Greece or Macedonia to correct past mistakes, but rather the on-going project of NATO consolidation in the Western Balkans. It started with the ...

News Greece » Western Macedonia: The Latest: After nod from EU, Macedonia pledges new reforms

News channel or source: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article209098029.html
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

Macedonia's membership prospects have been held up by a dispute with Greece over the tiny Balkan country's name ... Juncker told EU lawmakers Tuesday: "I don't want a return to war in the Western Balkans." He said: "If we remove from these countries ...

News Greece » Western Macedonia: EU pushes Macedonia to implement reforms needed to join bloc

News channel or source: http://www.tampabay.com/eu-pushes-macedonia-to-implement-reforms-needed-to-join-bloc-ap_worlddea507bd5c154dde88e5c3ccc3bca7b8
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

Speaking at a news conference with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in the capital Skopje, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn on Wednesday also urged the country's leadership to solve a decades-long dispute with neighboring Greece over Macedonia's name ...

News Greece » Western Macedonia: EU foreign policy hails Western Balkan efforts at membership

News channel or source: http://www.gazettextra.com/news/nation_world/eu-foreign-policy-hails-western-balkan-efforts-at-membership/article_3c6cdec1-5455-5d62-af53-e8d43a68e3fb.html
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The European Union foreign policy chief on Thursday hailed efforts by nations in Western Balkans ... of reforms in order to join. Macedonia has been locked in a name dispute with EU member Greece, while Serbia must normalize ...

News Greece » Western Macedonia: The Latest: EU backs membership talks for Albania, Macedonia

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/04/17/latest-eu-backs-membership-talks-for-albania-macedonia.html
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

Macedonia's membership prospects have been held up by a dispute with Greece over the tiny Balkan country's name ... Juncker told EU lawmakers Tuesday: "I don't want a return to war in the Western Balkans." He said: "If we remove from these countries ...

News Greece » Western Macedonia: Western Balkans need EU path to prevent new wars: Juncker

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-france-juncker-balkans/eus-juncker-west-balkans-need-eu-perspective-to-prevent-risk-of-new-wars-idUSKBN1HO15C
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union needs to accept new members from the Western Balkans to avoid ... membership negotiations with Macedonia, but that step has been held up for years over a dispute with Greece over the country’s name.

News Greece » Western Macedonia: European Commission Recommends Membership Talks With Macedonia, Albania

News channel or source: https://www.rferl.org/a/european-commission-recommends-membership-talks-with-macedonia-albania/29173244.html
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

However, the commission has recommended commencing negotiations with Macedonia every year since 2009, but EU member states in the council -- most notably, Greece -- have always blocked talks due to the name issue that has soured relations between Athens ...

News Greece » Western Macedonia: Kicking Off Membership Talks: Albania and Macedonia EU-Bound

News channel or source: http://www.eubulletin.com/8429-kicking-off-membership-talks-albania-and-macedonia-eu-bound.html
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

The European Commission would like to start EU membership talks with Albania and Macedonia, in line with its new priority of the integration of the Western Balkans ... its EU membership is not welcome by Greece since Athens does not approve of the ...

News Greece » Western Macedonia: Thorny issues remain in Greece-Macedonia name dispute

News channel or source: http://www.thewesternstar.com/news/greece-macedonia-seek-to-resolve-name-dispute-in-vienna-197880/
Publication date: hursday 29 March 2018

VIENNA — Thorny issues remain between Macedonia and Greece in their efforts to resolve a decades-old dispute over the former Yugoslav republic's name, officials said Friday after talks on the issue. The two countries have been at odds for a quarter ...

News Greece » Western Macedonia: Macedonia 'optimistic' on Nato despite Greek far right

News channel or source: https://euobserver.com/foreign/140795
Publication date: hursday 01 February 2018

... for a decade on grounds that its name implied a territorial claim to a Greek region of the same name. If they come to terms, Nato could invite Macedonia to join its Western alliance at a summit in July and the EU could open accession talks after April.