FYROM REFERENDUM


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NEWS

The Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Zoran Zaev, urged opposition deputies on Monday to "look into the future" and ratify the country's name change as agreed by Greece following an abortive referendum on the matter.

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NEWS

With speculation mounting that Greece could he heading for early polls in May, the ratification or not of the name deal by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is expected to determine the hot-button issue of the election campaign.


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NEWS

Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will both benefit if the name deal agreed between the two countries to end the 27-year-old dispute is implemented as soon as possible, the country’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told Euronews in an interview published on Sunday.

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NEWS

With the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) seemingly heading for early elections, European Union Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Friday that resorting to early polls will only derail the country’s EU course.

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NEWS

An appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court's sentencing of former prime minister Nikola Gruevski of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to two years in prison for fixing a tender for the government to buy a bullet-proof Mercedes Benz.


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NEWS

Four days after the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) held an ambiguous referendum on changing the country’s official name, President Gjorge Ivanov criticized the accord signed with Greece in June while accusing the European Union of “double standards.”

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NEWS

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) appears to be heading for early elections in November as it seems unlikely the government will secure the two-thirds majority needed in Parliament to ratify the name deal with Greece.

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NEWS

Russia on Thursday accused western countries of trying to drag the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) into the NATO military alliance, even after the Balkan country’s electoral commission ruled Sunday's referendum – which overwhelmingly endorsed the name-change – invalid because of low turnout.



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NEWS

Three days after the name change referendum in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said it will continue to back the “friendly” country’s efforts to become a member of the European Union and NATO.


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NEWS

As Zoran Zaev, the prime minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, scrambles to seek political support for a name deal with Greece that drew a low turnout in a referendum on Sunday, Western leaders expressed support for the agreement while Moscow hinted that it could veto the deal at the United Nations Security Council.

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OPINION

The outcome of the referendum in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the country’s name demonstrates that the broader region of which Greece is part is also caught up in an unusual and certainly anti-systemic mood.