Athens senses name solution – FYROM – Former Yugoslovian Republic of Macedonia
“The name ‘Northern Macedonia’ fits with the framework for a settlement that we have set out,” Droutsas told Real News in an interview published on Saturday, referring to what is rumored to be the latest proposal by a United Nations mediator appointed to break the deadlock. According to Droutsas, a rejection of UN envoy Matthew Nimetz’s proposal would not bode well for Skopje’s bid to join the European Union. “He will have to explain to his people why he is depriving them of their European prospects,” Droutsas said of FYROM’s Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. “Skopje must demonstrate its political will,” he said.
Posted on 2010/04/07, in The World Today and tagged Athens, bilaterial dispute, Birthplace of Alexander the Great, bored name, Enoy Mattthew Nimetz, Former Yugoslovian Republic of Macedonia, FYROM, Greece, northern Greece, Northern Macedonia, province of Macedonia, Skopje, UN. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.