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Athens’ response to the irredentist games of FYROM

makis - Aug 22, 2017

Those who wonder whether the FYROM’s new government means what it says about a new beginning in its relations with Greece should have already received the first…

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FYROM open to change name to enter NATO, Foreign Minister says

makis - Jun 13, 2017

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is examining the prospect of changing its name to overcome Greece’s objections in an effort to be admitted into NATO,…

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FYROM PM: Previous governments had provoked Greece

makis - Jun 07, 2017

Zoran Zaev, the PM of FYROM said the previous governments of Nikola Gruevski had provoked Greece by erecting many statues of historical figures (Alexander the Great, Philip…

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Border blockade delays FYROM cargo

Sokratis - Feb 04, 2017

Tens of thousands of tons of cargo destined for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) started to pile up at the northern port of Thessaloniki Friday…

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Refugees tell of being pushed back into Greece from Balkans

ilias1 - May 22, 2016

Anwar Ismail Murad passed almost effortlessly along what has become known as the Balkan route, heading north from Greece to FYROM through Serbia, Croatia and on to Slovenia.…

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Migrants clash with police on Greece-FYROM border

chris1 - Apr 10, 2016

Migrants clashed with police from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Sunday after trying to scale the fence separating Greece from FYROM in the border town…

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FYROM foreign minister rules out name change

Panos - Mar 21, 2016

Nikola Poposki, the foreign minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), has said that the conservative ruling party, the VMRO-DPMNE, will not accept any changes…

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FYROM has sent back refugees and Greek gov’t did not realize it

makis - Mar 16, 2016

FYROM authorities claimed that they have sent back to Greece about 1,500 refugees and immigrants who followed an alternative route and crossed a river in order to…

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Greece cannot confirm nor deny that migrants sent back from FYROM

makis - Mar 15, 2016

Greece’s deputy defense minister said on Tuesday he could not confirm nor deny whether migrants who left a Greek transit camp and crossed into the Former Yugoslav…

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Refugees attempt en masse to cross over into FYROM on Clean Monday

ilias1 - Mar 15, 2016

A group of hundreds of refugees attempted to cross over into FYROM on Clean Monday, unable to bear the living conditions at the camp in Idomeni. It…

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US official set for border visit

chris1 - Mar 06, 2016

US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland may visit Greece this week with the aim of viewing firsthand the impact of the refugee crisis, sources in Brussels…

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FYROM police reopen border for a trickle of refugees

makis - Mar 02, 2016

Authorities of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) have briefly opened their border with Greece to refugees heading for central Europe, allowing in a few score. About…

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Over 9,000 refugees remain ‘trapped’ on the border with FYROM

makis - Mar 01, 2016

The situation in Idomeni is becoming increasingly more dramatic, as over 9,000 refugees are camped by the border with FYROM, in hopes of crossing over to carry…

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Greece blasts Austria as more migrants stranded

Panos - Feb 23, 2016

Greece made a strongly worded complaint to Austria Tuesday for drastically restricting migrant crossings, as police at the Greek border with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)…

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FYROM raises a second fence along its border with Greece

Panos - Feb 08, 2016

The government of FYROM ordered to raise a second fence along its border with Greece, in the neutral zone between Idomeni and Gevgelis putting its announcements for…

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Greek bus drivers, migrants block highway over border impasse

Panos - Feb 04, 2016

Greek bus drivers and migrant passengers seeking to reach western Europe blocked traffic on the main highway running north to Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on…

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Greece-Fyrom buffer zone still closed; large number of refugees awaiting at the camp

Panos - Jan 21, 2016

The buffer zone between Greece and Fyrom at Idomeni, the crossing point for refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, remains closed for second consecutive day. Over 1,000…