The President of FYROM says it’s Greece’s fault there hasn’t been any progress in talks over a permanent and official name.
To mollify angry military officers and police, Greece will reportedly reduce their auxiliary pensions less than had been planned.
UN special mediator Matthew Nimetz again said he believes that one day there will be an answer to the dilemma of the FYROM name dispute but he doesn’t have any. Nimetz, who has been shuttling from the U.S. to Athens to Skopje for years without making any progress on what should be the name for FYROM that Greece will accept said he was optimistic.
Greece’s government has been split over calls by some lawmakers for the head of the country’s statistics agency to be ousted.
UN mediator Matthew Nimetz will come to Athens on July 30 to say he has ideas but no answer to the FYROM name dispute.
Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos asked Greece’s parties to set aside differences to elect a new President next year.
Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos reportedly will be Greece’s appointment as as European Commission over New Democracy stalwart Dora Bakoyianni.
Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, in a meeting with her counterpart Nikola Poposki here, said Greece should settle with its neighbor a long-running dispute over what to call it.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ government is trying to figure a way to avoid a court order or delay restoring the pay of the military and uniformed officers.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said he doesn’t believe the country will be forced into snap polls next year over the Presidential election.