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FYROM PM says Greek suggestions for name are ‘unacceptable’

Greece’s terms for a solution to an ongoing name dispute with the neighboring Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) “have been shaped in such a way to be unacceptable to us,” the Balkan country’s prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, told the Skopje-based Republika newspaper on Friday.

“Greece’s official position is that it wants to find a solution to the name dispute, but there are certain conditions which it knows will not pass,” Gruevski said in an interview.

“Greece’s unofficial position... is essentially that Greece is no place to solve this issue. It has too many domestic, political and economic problems.”

FYROM’s prime minister went on to suggest that the international community is also reluctant to put pressure on Greece to reach a compromise as its focus is on getting the country to fulfill its financial commitments.

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