Sunday April 26, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
FYROM appears to welcome Avramopoulos proposal

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has welcomed a Greek proposal aimed at resolving the long-standing name dispute between the two countries, a report said Thursday.

FYROM Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki sent a letter to Athens on Tuesday, a month after his Greek counterpart Dimitris Avramopoulos tabled a proposal aimed at a solution, the Euractive website reported on Thursday.

On October 4, Avramopoulos proposed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two Balkan neighbors. According to the proposal, 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.

The letter, allegedly given to Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas, welcomes the Greek intention to move the issue decisively forward, the report said.

So far, there has been no official response from the Greek government.

FYROM is a candidate for European Union membership, but its progress towards EU and NATO membership has been hindered by a dispute with Greece over the country's official name.

Athens rejects the name Macedonia, which it says implies territorial ambitions toward Greece's own northern province of Macedonia.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday November 8, 2012 (13:52)  
FM warns against a lose-lose situation [Update]
PM tries to appease mayors, regional governors over cash bill
Poll: Large majority of Greeks want compromise with lenders
Police rescue 69 migrants from Evros River
Construction material costs slide anew
The decline in oil rates has contributed to the further fall in construction material prices and the cost of building new residential properties, according to data released on Friday by the ...
Navios taps German shipping opportunities
The wide margin of difference between the health of Greek and German shipping is clearly illustrated by the deal for the sale of 14 oceangoing vessels by German bank HSH Nordbank AG debtor c...
Inside Business
WATER POLO
Olympiakos wins Euro crown in womens water polo
The womens water polo team of Olympiakos won its first ever LEN Euro League at the Final Four it hosted in Piraeus by beating holder Sabadell from Spain 10-9 in Saturdays final. After defe...
SOCCER
Rival soccer fan clashes leave man stabbed
One man was stabbed and several others slightly injured as rival Thessaloniki club fans clashed late on Friday at an event held by Aris supporters. Reports from Greeces second city stated t...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Five years ago
This week marks five years since Greece officially entered a period of crisis when then Prime Minister George Papandreou announced that the country would seek a bailout from the eurozone and...
EDITORIAL
Slippery slope
The extremely divisive language that is currently being used by parliamentary deputies and coalition ministers is both unacceptable and dangerous. It is high time that the tired, old argumen...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Olympiakos wins Euro crown in womens water polo
2. FM warns against a lose-lose situation [Update]
3. PM tries to appease mayors, regional governors over cash bill
4. Poll: Large majority of Greeks want compromise with lenders
5. Police rescue 69 migrants from Evros River
6. Thessaloniki nanny denies abusing toddler
more news
Today
This Week
1. Five years ago
2. PM tries to appease mayors, regional governors over cash bill
3. Poll: Large majority of Greeks want compromise with lenders
4. Greece not playing a game of chicken on debt
5. Slippery slope
6. FM warns against a lose-lose situation [Update]
Today
This Week
1. Greek government's popularity takes a hit as talks drag on
2. It's up to the Greek government to ensure deal with lenders, says ECB's Coeure
3. Europe's collision course with Greece
4. Leaving the past in the past
5. The price of compromise
6. Denialism
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.