Tag: Greece
Macedonia 12.11.19 | 18:43

Mickoski discussed the lack of reforms and the high levels of crime and corruption during meetings with the ambassadors of China and Greece

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with the Ambassadors from China and Greece today. The opposition party issued a joint press release following the meetings Mickoski had with Greek ambassador Dimitris Yannakakis and Chinese ambassador Zhang Zuo. I underlined that for the Republic of Macedonia,...

Macedonia 26.10.19 | 11:22

Greek diaspora associations grateful to Macron for blocking Macedonia’s EU accession talks

An association of Greek diaspora organizations expressed its gratitude to French President Emmanuel Macron for vetoing the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia. We are proud Greeks with origins from the northern region of Greece, Macedonia – a place that has always been an integral part of...

Balkans 23.10.19 | 10:44

Kathimerini: Skopje not obliged to call itself North Macedonia at home

The Greek daily Kathimerini, in an authorial comment, points out that the blockade on the start of EU accession negotiations with Macedonia threatens the erga omnia aspect of the Prespa Agreement regarding the use of the northern neighbor’s name. The provision included in the Prespes agreement...

Balkans 08.10.19 | 12:44

Greek Government expects 25.000 migrants to arrive at its exposed islands by the end of the year, V4 reports

If predictions by the Greek Immigration Ministry are to be believed, the refugee centers on the Aegean Islands may experience catastrophic conditions as another 25,000 migrants are set to arrive from Turkey by year-end, the V4 news agency reports. While the holding camps set up on the five most affected...

Balkans 02.10.19 | 10:34

Unions bring Greece to a standstill

Greece is blocked with a major strike of its unions that covers public transportation, shipping and the press. Trains, ferries and buses stopped early on Tuesday morning and will not resume operations for 24 hours. Teachers, doctors and nurses are also expected to strike, but only for a few hours. Unions...

Macedonia 23.09.19 | 12:07

Greek Defense Minister says air policing treaty with “Skopje” is necessary to keep Turkey, Bulgaria out

Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos confirmed that the country will go ahead with the treaty to protect Macedonian airspace, despite what he said are the negative effects of the Prespa treaty, which the new conservative Government opposes. Panagiotopoulos defended the proposal by saying that...

Balkans 09.09.19 | 19:35

Influx of new migrants in the Greek islands could soon be felt in Macedonia

While still far from the crisis 2015-2016 levels, the influx of migrants onto the larger Greek islands close to Greece continues. Lesvos saw 455 migrants over the weekend, and other islands saw about as many combined. The first eight days of September had a total of 2.500 new arrivals. The Mitsotakis...

Macedonia 03.08.19 | 22:43

Flight risk? Katica Janeva reportedly photographed at a beach in Greece

Several news outlets published a picture of disgraced Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva at a beach in Greece, taken by an anonymous citizen who claims its from today. Janeva was forced to offer her resignation after her close associate Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 was arrested on racketeering charges...

Balkans 11.07.19 | 11:07

State of emergency declared in Halkidiki after severe weather

A state of emergency was declared in the northern Greek region of Halkidiki Thursday after six people died in deadly storms and gale-force winds that hit the area late Wednesday night, Kathimerini reported. Six foreign nationals from Romania, the Czech Republic and Russia, including two children died...

Balkans 11.07.19 | 10:42

Six foreign nationals killed as severe weather hits Greece

Six foreign nationals, including two children, were killed and more than 100 other people injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, uprooting trees and collapsing roofs, authorities said. Television footage showed strong winds sweeping through a restaurant...

Macedonia 04.07.19 | 23:23

Majden and Markova Noga will be the two new border crossings to Greece

At Thursday’s session, the government reviewed the draft law on ratification of the Treaty with Greece to open a new border crossing between the two countries, which will connect Majden in our country, with Promachoi in Greece. The government’s press service reminds that the treaty was signed...

Balkans 28.05.19 | 14:54

Greek elections may take place on July 7 instead of June 30

Snap elections in Greece may take place on July 7 instead of June 30 as a result of nationwide university entrance exams, which will be running from June 6 to July 2, Kathimerini reported. After the government’s defeat in European Parliament elections last Sunday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

Macedonia 27.05.19 | 15:48

Tsipras’ defeat largely driven by the Macedonia name issue

Electoral results in Greece show that the Prespa treaty contributed a lot to the electoral defeat of Alexis Tsipras and his leftist SYRIZA party. The further north you go on the map, the greater the support for the conservative New Democracy party. Much of the Greeks living in the broader region of Macedonia...

Balkans 26.05.19 | 21:41

Kammenos tells Tsipras that he lost because of the Macedonia name issue

Greek nationalist politician Panos Kammenos was apparently amused by the defeat his former coalition partner Alexis Tsipras suffered in the European and municipal elections held this evening. SYRIZA committed suicide in Prespa, Kammenos tweeted. Kammenos was a strong critic and ineffectively opposed...

Sport 22.05.19 | 11:32

Final handball qualifier between Macedonia and Greece moved to Strumica

The Macedonian handball federation decided that the final qualifying game of the European 2020 championship will be held in Strumica, not in Skopje. The highly anticipated match is played on June 16th. Greece narrowly beat Macedonia in October and this will be a chance for payback.

Macedonia 18.05.19 | 11:25

Committee on textbooks in Macedonia and Greece to hold 4th meeting in Ohrid

The Joint Interdisciplinary Committee of Experts on History, Archaeology, and Education is meeting in Ohrid to further discuss textbooks and curricula in Macedonia and Greece, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports citing Greek sources. “With the Joint Interdisciplinary Committee of Experts in...

Macedonia 11.05.19 | 16:59

Proposal to open two new border crossings with Macedonia sent before the Greek Parliament

Greek Foreign Ministry submitted to the Parliament proposals to open two new border crossings with Macedonia – one near lake Prespa and the other in the largely depopulated region of Mariovo. The crossings are expected to be called Markova Noga (Prespa) and Majden (Mariovo). According to the MIA...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 19:11

Greek man attacked in Athens over a “Macedonia” shirt

Greek media are reporting that a Greek man from Solun/Thesaloniki was attacked in downtown Athens yesterday evening because he was wearing a shirt with the title “Macedonian fighters”. It’s not clear whether the man was referring to Macedonia the country or the region Aegean Macedonia...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 13:02

British expert: Macedonia, please. Any other version of the name is the result of unacceptable Greek bullying!

British expert in international business and economics, Tom Lines, publicly opposed the use of the adjective North. The reporter for Reuters and others on commodities, banking disagrees with such naming of Macedonia, because he considers that it is contrary to the results of the September 30th referendum. Macedonia,...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 12:00

Easter holiday ends badly for Macedonians returning from Greece with demolished cars

Dozens of families, instead of returning home with nice memories from the Easter weekend, traditionally spent in Greece, say they will remember the holiday for a long time, which ended badly for them because their vehicles were destroyed. The car of a Kavadarci family, which was staying in a hotel in...

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