The FYROM naming dispute has proven to be a Gordian knot, despite the small steps of progress made in the tripartite summit in Vienna, attended by the Foreign Ministers of Greece and FYROM, as well as by the UN special mediator Matthew Nimetz.

FYROM appears unwilling to accept an erga omnes composite name and a constitutional amendment, but the meetings of the two delegations will continue. Nikos Kotzias and Nikola Dimitrov, Foreign Ministers of Greece and FYROM respectively, have agreed to meet after Easter. In case of substantive progress and positive replies to the issues in question, a meeting of the two Prime Ministers could then be scheduled.


Translation: Eleni Gogou