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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL1056, tabled on 10 July 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to bring about a resolution of the dispute between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece to allow the candidature for European Union membership of the FYROM to progress.

Answered on

22 July 2014

We firmly believe that the dispute over the official name of Macedonia is a bilateral issue and therefore should not form a block to Macedonia opening EU accession negotiations. We continue to encourage both sides to engage with the UN process to find a mutually accepted solution as soon as possible.