Skopje's surprise proposal creates doubts about successful conclusion to name talks

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: FYROM, Kotzias
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The decision by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to table a proposal in the name talks that had not been on the negotiation table before has created new hurdles in the attempt being made by Athens and Skopje to reach an agreement.

Following a long meeting between prime ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev on Wednesday in Sofia, press reports revealed the latter made a surprise move by proposing the name “Ilindenska Republika Makedonija” (Republic of Illiden Macedonia) to be ap...

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