Yorgos Christidis, Associate Professor at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia and Research Fellow for the South-East Europe Programme of ELIAMEP gave an interview on the First Programme of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation regarding the new report of the South-East Europe Programme entitled “Bilateral cooperation between Athens and Skopje in the fields of Justice and Home Affairs (Police): An assessment of the state of play before and after the adoption of the Confidence Building Measures (2015)” (the research was funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs).

“As long as this name dispute exists, cooperation cannot be uninterrupted” said Mr. Christidis in the show” Αναμενόμενα και Μη” by Konstantina Dimitrouli. And he added: “The 1995 Interim Accord between the Hellenic Republic and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia allowed societies to develop relations at many levels, for example in the economy, but relations between the two countries’ services  are not what they ought to be, because of the bilateral dispute”.

You can hear Mr. Christidis’ interview on the report’s findings, but also on the course of relations between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,  here.