Macedonia (FYROM)

    The UN envoy tasked with helping Greece and Macedonia resolve their dispute over the official name of the latter country will fly to the region this week to try to reactivate efforts to settle the issue. Matthew Nimetz, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy, is scheduled to be in Skopje on April 17 and Athens on Friday. A follow-up round of discussions is then expected to take place, probably in New York. Nimetz told journalists last month that there had been no progress on the “name issue,” despite intense efforts in recent months to broker a solution and the acknowledgment by both sides that a solution would be in their best interests. (UN News Service)

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