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Greek FM Kotzias: We Cannot Change Universal Right to Self-Determination

We cannot change the universal right the neighbours to be called Macedonians, at an individual or unofficial level, but we can call them however we want, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Sunday in an interview with Greek news agency ANA-MPA. He explained that when talking about at an individual level, “only a totalitarian state and a state with ...

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FM Dimitrov Interview with Al Jazeera Balkans

In an interview with Al Jazeera Balkans, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov said that the referendum will be successful and that the citizens will approve the agreement reached with Greece. “If there is just one vote more which is against, we are absolutely ready to raise our hands and say this is not the right path. Before big historical dilemmas, citizens ...

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New Democracy’s Bakoyiannis on ‘Macedonians’ and ‘Macedonian’ Language

Greek opposition New Democracy feels FM Kotzias has committed a mistake in allowing for the nationality ‘Macedonian’ and the ‘Macedonian’ language. Former FM Dora Bakoyiannis in a statement with Radio 24/7 said the nationality item could be ‘citizens of…’ instead of ‘Macedonians’. “All in New Democracy agrees that it was a big mistake by Mr Kotzias to grant the nationality ...

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FM Dimitrov Partakes in Meeting of Global Coalition against Terrorism

Thursday FM Nikola Dimitrov partook in a meeting of member states of the US-led Global Coalition for combating terrorism and the Islamic State, within the second working day of the NATO Summit at the invitation of NATO Chief Stoltenberg and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “On this occasion Minister Dimitrov, presenting the national activities for tackling threats from terrorism and ...

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FM Dimitrov Meets US State Department Counterterrorism Coordinator

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, who is a member of the Macedonian government delegation at the NATO Summit in Brussels, led by PM Zoran Zaev, held Wednesday bilateral talks with Nathan Sales, the US State Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism. The two interlocutors discussed international activities and the support of Macedonia to the global coalition for the fight against terrorism, the Foreign ...

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PM Zaev Addresses Panel at London Summit

The Skopje-Athens name, strategic partnership deal is the best contribution to new models of behavior for establishing friendships, relations between politicians and states, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Tuesday at the panel ‘Foreign Policy, Bilateral Disputes and Legacy Issues’, being held within the Western Balkan Summit in London. This deal put an end to long-standing differences that burdened the ...

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FM Dimitrov Addresses Debate within London Summit

We deserve a clear decision for the start of accession talks, but politics is an art of the possible and we will invest maximum efforts to move forward, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov told debate “Beyond Berlin: What Does the Next Decade Hold for the Western Balkans” within the EU-Western Balkans Summit in London on Tuesday. “EU citizens must understand that ...

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FM Dimitrov Addresses EU – Western Balkans Summit in London

Addressing the Western Balkans Summit in London Macedonian FM Nikola Dimitrov underlined Macedonia’ main objective is not formal membership to the EU, but becoming a country with European values. He added that regarding the rule of law reforms more time will be required. “If we wish to have functional European democracy in our countries we need strong institutions and this ...

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