Tag: Greece
Balkans 21.09.20 | 15:33

Greece to police Macedonia’s airspace with F-16 fighter jets and for 35,000 euros a year

Memorandum for speeding up Macedonia’s integration process in the EU; Memorandum for establishment of the Coordination Committee for Economic Cooperation and Technical Agreement for the supervision of FIR Skopje, are the three signed memoranda between Macedonia and Greece stemming from the Prespa...

Balkans 16.09.20 | 15:45

Greece extends entry ban until September 30

Greece until September 30 has extended the ban for entry of internationals outside the European Union, including Macedonia, Albania and Turkey, MIA reports from Athens. Limitations at land borders due to ‘preventative reasons to protect public health from the spread of COVID-19 in Greece’, involve...

Macedonia 13.09.20 | 21:07

207 new Covid-19 cases in Greece: Border remains closed for Macedonian citizens at least until October

In the past 24 hours, 207 new Covid-19 cases have been registered in Greece, almost 100 less than yesterday, bringing the total number of infections to 13,240. Information coming from Serbia, citing sources from Brussels, the Greek border will remain closed for travels from Serbia and Macedonia until...

Macedonia 01.09.20 | 10:29

With Greek border closed until mid September, some Macedonian tourists are turning toward Albania

With the Greek border toward Macedonia, Albania and Turkey kept closed for the news two weeks, the next chance for a review of the decision comes on September 15. Greece only allows tourists and visitors from EU member states and a list of approved countries to enter through the Kulata border crossing...

Macedonia 28.08.20 | 20:53

Greece will keep its border closed for Macedonians until mid September

Greece extended its ban for entry of Macedonian and other regional citizens for two more weeks. With the latest order, the ban that includes Macedonia and Albania, will last until mid September. Macedonians have already given up on going to Greece for their vacation with some exploring the Macedonian...

Balkans 28.08.20 | 11:33

Albania angry after Greece unilaterally extended its territorial waters

Albania strongly denounced the move by Greece to greatly extend its territorial waters, from 6 to 12 miles in the Ionian Sea. Greece meant the move as a warning to Turkey, insisting that it has the right to do the same in Aegean waters where it collides with the much stronger Turkish military. But the...

Balkans 26.08.20 | 15:38

In an attempt to send a message to Turkey, Greece extends its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that Greece is extending its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea from 6 to 12 nautical miles. Mitsotakis said that the country reserves the right to do so on its much more troubled eastern sea border with Turkey. Mitsotakis insisted that Greece has...

News World 15.08.20 | 10:35

Turkey: Emmanuel Macron should not interfere in eastern Mediterranean

Tensions are running high in the eastern Mediterranean and the French president believes that the situation requires temporary military presence in the area, which the Turkish leadership remains fiercely opposed to, the V4 news agency reports. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also voiced his concerns...

Macedonia 12.08.20 | 10:32

Greece will keep the border closed for Macedonian citizens until the end of August

After media outlets announced that Greece will open its border for Macedonian citizens who can provide a recent negative coronavirus test starting on Monday, today Greece revealed that the border will remain closed until the end of August. This puts an end to any expectations that something could be...

Macedonia 11.08.20 | 13:59

Greece opens its border for Macedonian citizens on Monday – negative test required

Greece announced it will open its border for Macedonian citizens starting August 17, provided they show a negative recent coronavirus test. The announcement aims to save what little can be saved from the summer season, during which Macedonian tourists are important guests in the northern Greek seaside...

Macedonia 07.08.20 | 17:02

Greece closes the Gevgelija crossing for overnight arrivals

Greece informed that it will close the Gevgelija border crossing with Macedonia for arriving traffic for eight hours each night. The border is already closed for Macedonian citizens, but open for tourists from many other countries. Starting today until August 15, there will be no night shift for arriving...

Macedonia 06.08.20 | 16:39

No beach in August either – Greece will keep its border with Macedonia closed

Greece said that it will keep the border with Macedonia closed, for the rest of the summer season, effectively putting an end to any hopes that Macedonians will get to go to their preferred summer destination. The rest of the EU also keeps the borders closed to Macedonia, but one EU member, Bulgaria,...

Macedonia 01.08.20 | 15:23

Greece will keep its border closed for Macedonian citizens at least until mid August

The Greek Government ordered its border closed for Macedonian citizens until August 15. The European Union in general put Macedonia on the black list until the end of August, but individual EU members can change the decision, and Bulgaria already opened its border – provided that the arriving Macedonian...

Macedonia 31.07.20 | 20:13

Greece extends travel ban with Macedonia until August 15

Greece has extended the air, sea and land travel ban with Macedonia, Albania and Turkey until August 15, 2020, Greek Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias said Friday, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports. Greece’s decision of July 15 on temporary restriction to all air, railway and land...

Balkans 25.07.20 | 15:29

Turkey and Greece row over reconversion of Hagia Sophia to mosque

Turkey and Greece criticized each other on Saturday after the first Muslim prayers were held at Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia since its reconversion to a mosque. The Foreign Ministry in Ankara condemned Athens for its “hostility towards Islam and Turkey.” It rebuked Greece’s government and parliament...

Balkans 14.07.20 | 11:44

Greek Government joins patriarch Bartholomew in his push over Hagia Sophia

The Greek Government joined the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in his opposition to the Turkish decision to repurpose the Hagia Sophia cathedral into a mosque. The cathedral was declared a museum by the Turkish authorities in the 1930-ies, but now under President Erdogan it is again turned into a mosque. Greek...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 15:23

Dimitrov says he will work with Greece to make sure they accept the abbreviation MKD

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov insisted that Macedonia will fight with Greece to ensure that the abbreviation MKD is used, after Greece refused to sign off on the program for military cooperation in 2020 because of this issue. Greece insists that Macedonia used “RNM”, short for “Republic...

Macedonia 01.07.20 | 20:47

Greece refuses to use abbreviation “MKD”

  Greece refuses to sign the 2020 Program for Military Cooperation with Macedonia under the country’s abbreviation “MKD”, reported Telma. According to confidential documents released by Greek media, the Greek Army General Staff does not want to sign the Program with the label established...

Macedonia 01.07.20 | 15:06

One hour after opening, Greece closes the Gevgelija crossing with Macedonia again, says will keep it closed for two weeks

Only one hour after opening the Gevgelija border crossing on its side, Greece ordered it closed again. The order was given without an explanation. Greece said that it will open its Gevgelija – Bogorodica – Evzoni crossing starting today. Macedonian citizens are not allowed in, given the high...

Balkans 30.06.20 | 22:44

Greece extends entry ban for Macedonian nationals

Macedonia is not on the list of countries for which Greece will allow entry as of July 1, considering it follows the EU recommendation regarding the list of third countries, MIA reports from Athens. “While following the European recommendation, Greece enlarges the options for entry in the country for...

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