Zoran Zaev was warmly welcomed at the SYRIZA congress in Athens today. Zaev was praised by SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras for the Prespa Treaty, with which a humiliating name and identity change was imposed on Macedonia.

When nobody believed in us, when all were skeptics, Zaev and I were visionaries and defied all stereotypes, Tsipras said.

Zaev was in Athens accompanied by his now closest confidant – former Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce, and was also joined by former Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias.