Tsipras moves forward with name talks as domestic balance comes into focus

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Independent Greeks, New Democracy, North Macedonia, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) appeared to move a step closer to a solution to their longstanding name dispute on Thursday following a meeting between the country’s two prime ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev.

The pair held talks in Sofia ahead of the EU-Western Balkans summit and Tsipras said afterwards that the two countries have bridged much of the gap between them. "Hoewver, we are not yet in a position to speak of an agreement," he added.

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