FYROM Leader Sees ‘Macedonia’ Issue Resolved by Summer



FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev (center) in December 2017 (file photo)

Leader of the government in Skopje, Zoran Zaev, has reportedly said he expects the protracted name dispute with Greece to be resolved in the summer.

The two countries have been locked in talks about use of the term ‘Macedonia’ by Skopje, amid mass protests in Greece against any new name which retains the historic term.

Zaev was quoted by the Reuters news agency as saying his Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) expected the issue to be fixed ahead of a NATO summit scheduled for the summer.

Skopje is seeking EU and NATO membership but Greece has maintained a veto on FYROM joining until the name dispute is resolved.


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