European Commissioner for enlargement Stefan Fule said here on Friday that this could be the right time for Athens and Skopje to resolve their long-standing dispute over the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).
Fule was replying to questions asked during a press conference on Croatia's EU candidacy.
The Commissioner expressed hope that, after the successful conclusion of general elections in FYROM, the two sides might use the opportunity to find a solution.
Such a solution would open the way for the Commission to adopt a recommendation for the start of accession talks with FYROM, he added.