Croatian President Stepan Mesic recommends name issue to be separated from EU accession talks

The name dispute between Macedonia and Greece could be solved through international arbitration and to be separated from the EU accession talks until Macedonia reaches its European Atlantic aims. This is what Croatian President Stepan Mesic said during his visit to Skopje.

“There are several ways to overcome this blockage and one of them is to freeze this issue until Macedonia reaches its foreign-political aims. The other possibility is to form international arbitration, which to leave this bilateral issue aside and the negotiations between Macedonia and EU to start; or to continue bilateral negotiations but to observe al, historical arguments,” Mesic said.

In his words one of the arguments is the Yugoslav Constitution of 1974, when all republics have been positioned as states with the right to be independent and have been confederation no matter it was called federation.

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