Wednesday April 1, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Greece eyes MoU with FYROM

Greece on Thursday sought for a breakthrough in long-strained bilateral ties with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) by proposing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two Balkan neighbors.

In a letter sent to his counterpart in Skopje, Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said a memorandum would set the framework for a final solution to the lingering name dispute between the two countries.

Athens and Skopje have been at loggerheads over the Balkan statelet's constitutional name since the former Yugoslav republic gained independence in 1991. Athens has blocked FYROM's membership in NATO because of the row, arguing that the name “Macedonia” implies a territorial claim over its northern region of the same name.

Skopje denies the allegations.

According to the memorandum proposed by the Athens government both sides would commit to respecting each other's national sovereignty and territorial integrity; renounce any present or future territorial claims; and, finally, pledge to carry on negotiations to resolve the deadlock.

In a speech addressed to the United Nations 67th General Assembly in New York last month, Avramopoulos said Greece believed in a “fair settlement” resulting in a name with a “geographical qualifier” given that Macedonia is a geographical region that overlaps the territories of Greece, Bulgaria and FYROM.

“When we resolve this issue, we will be able to realize the vast potential in our relations, to our mutual benefit, and Greece will be the FYROM's staunchest ally and friend in its efforts to realize its Euroatlantic aspirations,” said the Greek foreign minister.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday October 4, 2012 (14:15)  
Anastasiades welcomes Barbaros departure, urges Turkey to respect Cyprus´s sovereign rights
Man fined 60,000 euros for shooting neighbor´s dogs to death
Protesters occupy Xanthi municipality
Greek pensioners protest over cuts, healthcare
Buffett says Greek exit from euro ‘may not be a bad thing’
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said the euro region could withstand Greece’s departure from the currency union. “If it turns out the Greeks leave, that may not be a bad thing for the eu...
European shares fall early; eurozone PMIs eyed
European shares dropped in early trading on Wednesday, starting the new quarter on a negative note after poor macro data from China. Investors awaited a batch of manufacturing data from the ...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
AEK could get a wild card to the Euroleague
AEK shows capable of climbing as high as third in the Basket League, as its 16-point home win over third-placed Aris on Sunday confirmed it can challenge both Aris and PAOK to the first spot...
SOCCER
Cyprus soccer eyes reunion after 60-year divorce
Turkish Cypriot soccer officials on Monday vowed to press ahead with attempts to reunite with the Cyprus Football Association, (CFA), triggering a political storm on the ethnically-split isl...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Going his own way
While up until the last election we had become accustomed to referring to the coalition government led by Antonis Samaras as one featuring a split personality, no political psychoanalyst cou...
EDITORIAL
Righting the wrongs
A country that wants to move forward should study and deal with its past mistakes in a mature and responsible manner. Greece was hit by an unprecedented debt crisis and it came to the brink ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Anastasiades welcomes Barbaros departure, urges Turkey to respect Cyprus´s sovereign rights
2. Man fined 60,000 euros for shooting neighbor´s dogs to death
3. Protesters occupy Xanthi municipality
4. Greek pensioners protest over cuts, healthcare
5. Buffett says Greek exit from euro ‘may not be a bad thing’
6. European shares fall early; eurozone PMIs eyed
more news
Today
This Week
1. Finance Ministry officials to discuss talks progress as EU pushes for action [Update]
2. Athens aims to tighten ties with Russia
3. Going his own way
4. Buffett says Greek exit from euro ‘may not be a bad thing’
5. Greek economy minister sees deal with EU/IMF on reforms next week
6. Spike in migrants reaching Lesvos
Today
This Week
1. Next Monday is D-Day for state funds
2. Eurogroup unlikely to be held soon to discuss Greek reforms
3. Moscow expects progress from Tsipras visit
4. Some more equal than others
5. Greece to present reforms by Monday, says gov't spokesman [Update]
6. Greece optimistic on deal with euro area next week
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.