EPP chief: ‘Window of opportunity’ to resolve the long-standing name dispute

The leader of the center-right European People’s Party (EPP) Joseph Daul hailed the “window of opportunity” to resolve a long-standing name dispute between Greece and Macedonia, saying he hopes for concrete results.

“I hope that a mutually acceptable solution will be found and we welcome this window of opportunity that could lead to concrete results,” Daul told EURACTIV.com on Wednesday in an exclusive statement.

Daul’s comment comes at a crucial moment of the negotiations and is contrary to that of the EPP’s Greek affiliate party, New Democracy, which claims that a solution to the name should be postponed, EURACTIV.com reports.