Greece-Macedonia Name Talks

An issue of heated interest to many of our readers will take another turn in early February.

Talks between the representatives of Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on the name of the latter country will take place in New York on 11 February, the United Nations official spearheading the discussions announced today.

Sitting down and talking about such an important, but controversial, issue certainly seems a better solution than filing suit at the International Court of Justice. The problem may seem intractable, but we are talking about the name of a sovereign country — surely the two sides can come to a compromise.