As negotiations continue between Greece and FYROM, aided by the UN, over the ongoing naming dispute, FYROM has made the official decision to rename the its airport and motorway.
The international airport in the Slav country’s capital, Skopje, will be changed from ‘Alexander the Great’, which has been its name since 2006. In addition, one of its main motorway’s which has also been named after the Greek, will be renamed the ‘Friendship Highway’.
While this is seen as a goodwill gesture as talks continue, critics see it as a sign that Greek PM Alexis Tsipras will allow the word ‘Macedonia’ to be used in any official renaming of the country; something that the vast majority of Greeks are opposed to.
Meanwhile, Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias arrived in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia yesterday for an informal meeting of European Union foreign ministers. He may meet his counterpart from FYROM, Nikola Dimitrov during the visit.