Showing posts with label NAME ISSUE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NAME ISSUE. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

FYROM News - Gruevski: We will respond to the “Guardian” for their false statement

I have not given a statement saying FYROM [***] will change its name and we will respond to the “Guardian”, said the FYROM [***] Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski in a written statement regarding the interview given to the British newspaper.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FYROM News - ΝΑΤΟ προς Σκόπια: Για ένταξη παραμένει η προϋπόθεση από την Σύνοδο στο Βουκουρέστι

Την ανησυχία του ΝΑΤΟ για την πολιτική κατάσταση στα Σκόπια, εξέφρασε ο Γ.Γ. της Συμμαχίας, Γενς Στόλτενμπεργκ, μετά τη συνάντηση που είχε σήμερα με τον πρωθυπουργό της χώρας, Νίκολα Γκρούεφσκι, στην έδρα του ΝΑΤΟ, στις Βρυξέλλες.

Friday, February 13, 2015

FYROM News: Ahmeti demands a more active role by the Greek government for the solution of the name dispute

By Naser Pajaziti
The leader of the Democratic Union for Integration (BDI), Ali Ahmeti demanded today  from the chief of the Greek office , Theocharis Lalakos for a more active engagement in order to reach a compromise for the solution of the name dispute. Ahmeti stressed this after a meeting that he held with the Greek diplomat.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FYROM News: The name dispute must be solved, says Austrian Foreign Minister

Austrian Foreign Minister, Sebastian Kurz declared today in Skopje that this country has a European perspective, but a solution of the name dispute, which has been lasting a long time, must be found for this....

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Foreign Ministry announcement regarding what was said at Deputy PM and FM Venizelos’ meeting yesterday with the FM of FYROM, Mr. Poposki, in NY

Hellenic MFA, Saturday, 27 September 2014:
 
“As the Foreign Minister of FYROM, Mr. Poposki, is said to have stated to his country’s news media – following the meeting he had in New York with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos – that the Greek side does not see the resolution of the name issue as a priority, and because this has been said repeatedly by the Skopje side, it is useful for the following to be stressed:

Monday, September 8, 2014

SYRIZA MEPs question legitimacy of Western Balkans conference within the EU institutional framework (FYROM news)

PRESS RELEASE – 09/08/14

Subject: Question of SYRIZA MEPs to the European Commission on the circumvention of European institutions by Germany, regarding the conference it organised on the Western Balkans.

The six SYRIZA MEPs (D.. Papadimoulis, M. Glezos C.. Katrougalos, GA. Kuneva, GA. Chrysogonos, S.. Sakorafas) have brought before the European Commission the subject of the conference on the Western Balkans organized by the German government in August, with selected entries and outside the institutional framework of the EU.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Skopje is hoping the issue of the name dispute to be in the agenda of the Berlin Summit (FYROM news)

 By Naser Pajaziti
The issue of the name dispute may be one of the topics of discussion in the Berlin Summit on the Balkan.

Although Greece will not participate in the conference hosted by the German chancellor Merkel on August 28, authorities in the country do not rule out the possibility of introducing the topic of the name dispute, bearing in mind Merkel’s interest to help in  solving this problem.

In this conference, FYROM will be represented by Nikola Gruevski, Foreign Minister Popovski and deputy prime minister for Economic Affairs, Vladimir Pesevski.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Athens is not contributing to the solution of the name dispute. --More pressure must be exerted to Greece says Ivanov (FYROM news)

By Naser Pajaziti

President of FYROM, George Ivanov addressed accusations today against Athens for not contributing for the solution of the name dispute.

“Athens is acting based on its power, it’s evading the framework of talks for the name dispute and is not contributing to find an acceptable solution”, declared Ivanov today, a day before the so called “Uprising if Illiden”.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

German chancellor Merkel is optimistic about the solution of the name dispute (FYROM news)

By Naser Pajaziti
German chancellor, Angela Merkel declared today that the name dispute between FYROM and Greece must be resolved and according to her, this is the only way that FYROM can become a NATO and European Union (EU) member country.

“The unresolved name dispute between Skopje and Athens is a burden for us. I’m optimistic that a solution can be achieved for this”, said the German chancellor, Angela Merkel today in Dubrovnik in front of the participants in the “Brdo-Brion Process”.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

NATO Secretary General calls on political leaders in Skopje to continue reform efforts. (FYROM news)

NATO, NEWSROOM,  21 May. 2014 – 22 May. 2014 :
 
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday (22 May 2014) stressed that the Alliance’s door to new members remains open and urged political leaders in Skopje to strive to find an acceptable solution on the name issue. “NATO’s door is open. As we agreed at the Bucharest NATO Summit in 2008, you will receive an invitation to NATO once a mutually acceptable solution to the name issue is found,” said the Secretary General. “So I urge you to continue your efforts to strive for a solution. The time is now.”

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Statement following the meeting with the President of the F.Y.R.O.M. (Štefan Füle)

European Commission, Statement, Brussels, 15 May 2014:

 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met in Brussels with President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) Gjorge Ivanov, during his first visit abroad since his re-election.

They discussed recent developments in the country and EU integration efforts. In relation to the recent parliamentary elections, Commissioner Füle pointed to the repeated OSCE/ODIHR recommendations regarding biased media coverage and the lack of separation between state and party activities, which are covered by the Copenhagen political criteria.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Ivanov: I will not allow constitutional amendments for the name change

The inauguration of president George Ivanov was held today in the parliament of FYROM. This solemn session saw the absence of the FYROM opposition, but also of MPs from the Albanian party, BDI (Democratic Union for Integration), who do not consider the president elected in the April 27 elections as a legitimate president.

In his speech as a president who has won a second term in office, Mr. Ivanov considered the elections as highly democratic and fair.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

name dispute alongside European integration. -FYROM News

By Naser Pajaziti
The head of the Greek diplomacy, Evangelos Venizelos met today (20.02) during his official visit to Skopje the president of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , George Ivanov.

The meeting was held without the presence of the media and there was no press conference after it.

Monday, January 27, 2014

“Solution of the name dispute must come from within".-This process doesn’t have time limits.

US Department of State senior official, Hoyt Brian Yee declared that it’s not up to the USA and European Union to find a solution about the name dispute issue, but this must be done by the parties to the dispute.

Mr. Yee made these comments after his agenda  in Skopje, where he held his last meeting with prime minister Nikola Gruevski. Yee added that USA are very much interested on FYROM’s efforts to achieve its goals. “With the government representatives and opposition, we have talked about the joint interest in order to find ways to overcome the barriers that exist, including the name dispute”, declared the senior US official who had meetings today in Skopje with president George Ivanov, prime minister Nikola Gruevski, deputy prime minister for European integrations, Fatmir Besimi, leader of BDI, Ali Ahmeti and leader of  opposition LSDM, Zoran Zaev.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Greek Foreign Minister says that Athens takes the same position as Albanians in FYROM on the name dispute. -FYROM news

A document released by the French Senate offers details on the positioning of Athens as far as issues of the region are concerned and in particular about the name dispute issue with Skopje.

Media in Skopje have published today a document where the head of the Greek diplomacy, Evangelos Venizelos has stressed that Skopje’s problem with Bulgaria is bigger than the name dispute with Greece.

Venizelos has explained that there’s harmony between the Greek positioning and that of the Albanian ethnic community in FYROM.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Howitt MEP demands fresh efforts from Athens and Skopje to resolve the name dispute. -FYROM news

By: Naser Pajaziti

The European Parliament foreign committee voted today the draft resolution of the Euro MP and special raportteur on FYROM, Richard Howitt, which calls for a solution to the name dispute, the opening of negotiations for the accession of FYROM in the EU and the realization of domestic reforms through political consensus.

The resolution is expected to receive the green light next month by the European Parliament. Howitt declared that through this resolution, Athens, in the quality of EU president, must see the solution of the name dispute for FYROM as a priority and not as an obstacle.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Skopje remains open for new incentives and offers to solve the name dispute

 In the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), authorities say that they are willing for the name dispute issue of this country to receive a final solution. For this, diplomacy in Skopje promises that it’s open to be involved in talks for new incentives and offers over the solution of the name dispute. Foreign minister, Nikol Popovski says that his country will continue to launch incentives and remains open for offers and intensive negotiations with Athens over the solution of the name dispute.

In meetings with foreign ambassadors and diplomatic representatives in Skopje, where different political and economic topics were discussed, Mr. Popovski has stressed the engagement of the government for the solution of the name dispute.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ambassador Volers: It’s dangerous to form an identity by going back in time.

FYROM, Tetovo, November 26, 2013

US ambassador to FYROM, Paul Volers has declared that it’s dangerous for a nation to form an identity by going back in time.

He has stressed this in the University of Southeast Europe in Tetovo on the occasion of a lecture held for the 50th anniversary of the killing of the former US president, John F. Kennedy.

After a long speech about the killing and the comments on it 50 years later, the US ambassador has also talked about the current issues of FYROM, in particular on the issues of the name dispute.

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