Tag: Alexis Tsipras
Macedonia 11:57

Tsipras comes to Skopje, then Zaev goes to Athens for Easter

The Greek PM’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are working on the plans for the visit of Alexis Tsipras to Skopje, which should probably take place at the beginning of April, MIA reports from Athens. At the same time, reporters in Greece, citing their resources, say that after Tsipras’...

Macedonia 11:22

Tsipras: I will be the first Greek Prime Minister to visit Skopje

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday that the desire for dialogue and peaceful coexistence had prevailed over the forces of nationalism in Greece and North Macedonia, while hailing the name deal reached between the two neighboring countries as a “diplomatic masterpiece,” Kathimerini...

Macedonia 09:28

Zaev and Tsipras to receive Ewald von Kleist award at Munich Security Conference

Prime Ministers Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras will receive Saturday the prestigious Ewald von Kleist award at the Munich Security Conference, in recognition for reaching the Prespa Agreement. The awarding ceremony will take place at a special dinner hosted by Bavarian Prime Minister, Florian Herrmann. As...

Balkans 14:48

Tsipras: The year 2019 will be historic for Greece

The year 2019 will be historic, not only because it symbolises the end of “crisis Greece” but also the start of a new Greece “of the people and the many,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in an article published in the Greek version of the “Economist – The World in 2019” that was distributed...

Macedonia 15:18

Zaev to Tsipras: Congrats – we made history together

“Congratulations my friend Alexis Tsipras, together with our peoples we reached a historical victory. Long live the Prespa Agreement! For eternal peace and progress of the Balkans and in Europe!,” posted Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on his official Twitter and Facebook profiles following the...

Balkans 10:17

Tsipras: Ratifying Prespa deal a ‘historic step’

The ratification of the Prespes deal would be a “historic step,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in Parliament Thursday, adding that the long-standing dispute had deprived Greece of precious diplomatic capital, Kathimerini reported. Inertia, cowardice and procrastination resulted in more than...

Balkans 10:15

With the Prespa agreement we protect our Macedonia, Tsipras says in a video message

“The Prespa agreement is a historic step, not only for the two countries and the wider region, but for the whole of Europe, establishing relationships of friendship, cooperation and stability.” This is the message associated with the new video being presented via the account of the Prime...

Balkans 11:30

Tsipras: Our neighbor’s note verbale clarifies that the term ‘nationality’ refers exclusively to citizenship

The note verbale informing Greece that the domestic processes related to the terms of the Prespes Agreement completed by Macedonia reached Athens on Wednesday evening, diplomatic sources told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency. During his address – the last speech before the roll-call vote –...

Balkans 12:42

Greek parliament gears up for midnight confidence vote

Greek lawmakers are gearing up for a confidence vote in the left-wing government, which lost its parliamentary majority after its coalition partner walked out to protest a deal to normalize relations with neighboring Macedonia, AP reports. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to narrowly survive...

Balkans 10:04

Tsipras on track to win confidence vote as ND leader says coalition breakup staged

The divorce on Sunday between ruling SYRIZA and junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) over the latter’s opposition to the Prespa agreement with Macedonia amounted to nothing more than a trade-off which will work in the government’s favor in Wednesday’s confidence vote, according to...

Balkans 15:16

Greek parliamentary row over Macedonia name change as Alexis Tsipras calls confidence vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras Sunday called an “immediate” no-confidence vote in parliament over the resignation of a top minister opposed to the country’s name change deal with Macedonia. “We will proceed immediately to the renewal of the confidence in our government by...

Balkans 12:06

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sparks violent clash in Athens

Protesters have clashed with police in Athens during a demonstration against German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s two-day visit to Greece. The riots were sparked by the German Chancellor’s arrival in Athens on Thursday for talks with Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. #Breaking: Police disperses...

Balkans 11:53

Who is ‘Betty’, the partner of Alexis Tsipras

Peristera Batziana is the media-shy partner and childhood sweetheart of Greece’s Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras. ‘Betty’, as she is known, is the country’s first unmarried first lady: marriage, perhaps unsurprisingly, was never on the cards. The two have kept their 30-year relationship largely...

Columns 23:21

Nobel Prize nomination for ETHNOCIDE

The gangsters are not ashamed of anything, and the air and the paper endure everything. Thus, this stupid ultra-propaganda walk from Skopje to Athens to the dark team for the “glorious”, “Nobel” “successful” completion of the black ethnocide against the Macedonian people is trying, with the...