Thursday, June 07, 2007

Greek threatens Macedonia's Euro-Atlantic integration

The position of the Macedonian authorities regarding the name "will certainly have an impact on the development of country's relations with the EU and NATO.'

This threatening message over Macedonia's integration into the Euro-Atlantic community was made by Greek President Carolos Papoulias, after the late Monday's meeting with the visiting Austrian President Heinz Fischer.
Greek president blamed the Macedonian government on "non-constructive position" as to the name issue.

Austrian president stressed that name differences should be solved by the authorities in Skopje and Athens.

Fisher told the press that Macedonia has been admitted to the United Nations under the reference FUROM, adding that the differences over country's name is an issue that needs to be solved on bilateral basis.

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