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Skopje requests Greek support for start of EU accession talks

Δημοσίευση 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 11:33 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Skopje requests Greek support for start  of EU accession talks
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Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki has sent a letter to his Greek counterpart Dimitris Droutsas, in which he asks Greece to support a decision for the start of EU accession negotiations with FYROM at the upcoming EU summit in mid December. The letter was published by the FYROM foreign ministry on Friday but has not yet been received by Droutsas, according to the Greek foreign ministry.

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki has sent a letter to his Greek counterpart Dimitris Droutsas, in which he asks Greece to support a decision for the start of EU accession negotiations with FYROM at the upcoming EU summit in mid December. The letter was published by the FYROM foreign ministry on Friday but has not yet been received by Droutsas, according to the Greek foreign ministry.

In the letter, Milososki referred to the European Commission's recommendation for the start of accession talks with FYROM, pointing out that this was the second consecutive year when FYROM had been judged ready to proceed to the next stage of the accession process and five years since it had become a candidate for EU entry.

"This situation is unbearable both for a candidate country that in the next month will establish full trade ties with the EU in the framework of the Association and Stabilisation Agreement and for the credibility of the EU and the enlargement policy," Milososki said.

The FYROM foreign minister noted that Greece could "contribute decisively to reviving the European integration of the region" by supporting the start of accession negotiations with his country.

"With such as step we will also give a boost, together, to the necessary positive climate of mutual trust in the relations between us for a final resolution of the final bilateral difference, a viable solution that is accepted by both countries and peoples for the benefit of regional and European stability and prosperity," Milososki added in his letter.