New hope for FYROM-Greece negotiations over name dispute

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The UN announced that negotiation talks between FYROM and Greece over the disputed name of the former have been postponed for December.

UN special representative Matthew Nimetz will lead negotiation talks on the new date with negotiators Adamantios Vassilakis (Greece) and Vasko Naumovski (FYROM).

Negotiation talks were initially scheduled for late November as was first announced by FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev two days ago, following his talks with Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar in Ljubljana.

From the UN side no particular reason was given for the name change.

Many in Greece are more hopeful now of a political solution over the name dispute following the election victory of the Socialist party of FYROM’s prime minister in last month’s local elections.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.