Will they rename their second largest airport, the Macedonia
Airport, to something else?
Greece has objected to Macedonia
's name since Macedonia
broke away from Yugoslavia in 1991.
Athens argues that the name Macedonia
suggests that Skopje has territorial claims to the northern Greek region of the same name, of which Thessaloniki is the capital.
China appreciates Macedonia
's firm adherence to the one-China policy, and is willing to, together with the Macedonian side, consolidate mutual trust, enhance cooperation, and take the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Macedonia
next year as an opportunity to push bilateral relations for new development.
The main topic of discussion was the production of energy from renewable sources in which Sweden is a leading country and Macedonia
has high potential.
Ambassador Garrett underlined that the UK and Macedonia
relationship has been a relationship that rests on thousands of individual links between the UK and Macedonia
and on diplomatic ties based on open and honest exchanges.
The United States and its European allies acted swiftly to mediate an end to the 2001 civil conflict in Macedonia
, which grew from ethnic tensions, and closely supported the government and major parties' successful efforts to forge a peaceful, political solution to the crisis through the Ohrid Framework Agreement.
In order to to receive a date for the start of EU accession negotiations, Macedonia
should establish a amedia culturea, according to a Macedonian newspaper publication, cited by BTA news agency on Tuesday, October 8th.
One of the unusual roadblocks to EU membership lies with the opposition of neighbor Greece, which objects strongly to the country's name, citing that 'Macedonia
' is a Hellenic (Greek) name and the Greek province of Macedonia
borders the Republic of Macedonia
Visiting the country on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of relations between Turkey and Macedonia
, Davutoy-lu is meeting with his Macedonian counterpart, Nikola Poposki, who invited him, as well as President Gjorge Ivanov, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and Parliament Speaker Trajko Veljanovski.
February 02 2012 (TUR) -- Turkey's economy minister said on Thursday that whoever invested in Macedonia
Richard Howitt, rapporteur on Macedonia
, stressed Tuesday a date to be determined for launch of negotiation for Macedonia
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Monday said Macedonia
will only be accepted as a member in the Alliance only after a name dispute with its neighbor Greece has been resolved.
Synopsis: Despite Greece's criticism of Macedonia
for using the same name as a Greek province, a regional median of 60% of respondents from six Balkan nations and special areas agree with the use of the name "Macedonia
Nato cranked up pressure on Greece to allow Macedonia
to join the alliance, saying that the countries should work harder to resolve a bitter dispute over competing claims to the name Macedonia