Greece not to support Macedonia NATO entry

Greece cannot support Macedonia's entry into NATO, Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyanni said on Thursday, due to an unresolved dispute over the Balkan country's name.

Greece not to support Macedonia NATO entry
"As far as the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia is concerned, I stressed that the policy of our neighbour country does not allow us to take the same positive view as regarding Albania and Croatia," Bakoyanni told a news conference after a NATO meeting in Brussels.

Macedonia hopes to be invited alongside Croatia and Albania at an April 2-4 summit to join the 26-member military alliance.

Athens has said it will block Macedonia's NATO and European Union accession until the two agree on a name for Macedonia.

Agencies
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