Skopje will not get an EU accession date for now

Skopje will not get a start date for negotiations for entry into the European Union, on account of the unresolved name problem with the country, according to diplomats in Brussels.

A date was expected to be announced in June, but according to the reports, quoted by Bulgarian media sources, this will not happen in spite of a recent positive European Parliament report, and the desire of the European Commission to start negotiations.

Since declaring independence in 1991, FYROM has found itself in the so-called “name dispute” with Greece, which sees Macedonia’s name as threatening Greece’s historical heritage and territorial integrity.

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