Tag: Greece
Macedonia 07.10.21 | 11:04

Katrougalos: Bulgaria is not alone in its position on Macedonia

In an interview with MKD.mk, Greek opposition official Georgios Katrougalos says that he is not a major optimist for the prospect of Macedonia’s EU accession. I’m not a major optimist. I can say that European public opinion supports your position and, in general, the EU perspective of the...

Macedonia 05.10.21 | 09:38

Pendarovski in Athens: Historic visit of a Macedonian President to Greece

Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski is paying a two-day official visit to Greece on Tuesday and Wednesday, which is a first historic visit organized at high level by the two countries. Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou is set to welcome Pendarovski at a formal ceremony with state and military...

Balkans 01.10.21 | 10:01

Greece extends COVID-19 travel rules for another week

Greece has extended the COVID-19 entry rules for another week, which include travelers to provide mandatory vaccination certificate and fill out online the PLF (Passenger Locator Form), or if they’re travelling with only negative PCR test results to undergo additional mandatory testing at borders,...

Balkans 30.08.21 | 10:51

Thousands of vaccine opponents gather against Greece’s Covid policy

Thousands of vaccine opponents took to the streets in two Greek cities on Sunday to demonstrate against the government’s coronavirus policies. Local media outlets estimated that 3,000 people took part in Athens, and more than 5,000 in the northern port city of Thessaloniki. Some 200 people broke away...

Macedonia Balkans 27.08.21 | 12:13

Greece introduces rapid corona tests for unvaccinated visitors

Greek authorities are introducing mandatory coronavirus tests for visitors from 16 countries, including Macedonia, who have not been vaccinated, or have not overcome the illness. Currently, Macedonian citizens are allowed to enter Greece with proof of vaccination, proof of overcoming the illness, or...

Macedonia 19.08.21 | 16:55

Greek officials react angrily after Macedonia signs defense cooperation treaty with Turkey

Greek Government reacted after Macedonian Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska signed an agreement of cooperation with the Turkish Defense Ministry. A Greek spokesman was quoted as saying that this agreement shows assurances given by the previous, SYRIZA led Government, as naive. SYRIZA leader Alexis...

Other sports 31.07.21 | 15:44

Greece now has a problem with the fact that Eurosport presented Dejan Georgievski from Macedonia

After the Greek reactions during the performances of the Macedonian national football team at the European Football Championship, Greece now has a problem with the Macedonian performance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the historic success of Dejan Georgievski, who won a silver medal. According to...

Macedonia 21.07.21 | 09:24

Lines on the border crossings with Serbia and Greece

Long delays are reported on the E-75 highway, on the border crossings with Serbia and Greece. Motorists are forced to wait for up to 45 minutes to cross the borders. The heavy traffic is due to the summer vacation season in Greece.

Macedonia 15.07.21 | 10:59

Long lines on the border as thousands of tourists head for Greece

With thousands of tourists eager to get to the Greek beaches, long lines have developed on the Macedonian borders along the north – south corridor. Motorists are waiting between half an hour and hour to enter Greece through the Gevgelija crossing. Similar lines are reported from the Kumanovo crossing...

Macedonia 12.07.21 | 11:08

Greek man arrested transporting marijuana he purchased in Macedonia

Greek police arrested a man transporting over 33 kilograms of marijuana, which he received from Macedonia. The arrest was conducted close to the Gevgelija border crossing.The smuggler was transporting the drugs on a motorcycle. Macedonia is fast becoming a key marijuana source country in the region,...

Macedonia Economy 09.07.21 | 19:17

Zaev and Ambassador Pyatt attend the signing of an agreement for a gas connector between Macedonia and Greece

Zoran Zaev and US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt attended today’s signing of an agreement between the economic ministries of Macedonia and Greece for the construction of a gas connector. Zaev insisted that this link will provide gas from the TAP – TANAP pipeline links, as Macedonia currently...

Economy 09.07.21 | 15:32

Macedonia and Greece sign gas interconnector agreement

Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi and Greek Minister of Environment and Energy Kostas Skrekas signed Friday the agreement on the natural gas interconnection, highlighting its importance for both countries and the region, MIA reports from Athens. Minister Bekteshi said the interconnector would contribute...

Macedonia 09.07.21 | 14:31

Zaev and US Ambassador to Greece Pyatt discuss energy, economic initiatives

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev met with the United States Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, at the sidelines of ‘The Economist’ conference in Athens. As the Government informed, Zaev expressed gratitude for the overall support that Macedonia receives from the United States continuously and said that...

Macedonia Sport 08.07.21 | 21:39

Greek Government official called out for using “Skopie” when talking about Macedonia

Greek Deputy Sports Minister Lefteris Avgenakis referred to Macedonia as “Skopie” and to the Macedonian Football Federation as the “Skopian Federation”, while arguing with left wing members of Parliament. Avgenakis was prodded by SYRIZA members of Parliament to use the imposed...

Balkans 08.07.21 | 10:16

Greece will not close again, said the Greek Prime Minister

Greece will not take closure measures again because most citizens will be vaccinated, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview with a Greek radio. The unpreparedness of the population to get vaccinated is not only a problem of Greece, but also of a global level. We cannot make vaccination...

Balkans 05.07.21 | 10:41

Number of Covid-29 cases in Greece increases

An increase in new Covied-19 cases between 156 and 266 percent in the past four days compared to a week earlier was registered in Greece, said epidemiologist Gikas Magiorkinis, MIA’s correspondent reported from Athens. Magiorkinis analyzed the official data from Thursday to Sunday via Facebook,...

Macedonia 25.06.21 | 10:44

Greek opposition pressures government to ratify memoranda with Macedonia

The main opposition leftist Syriza party has called on the Greek government to quickly adopt three memoranda signed between Greece and Macedonia as part of the name-change deal (Prespa Agreement) following reports suggesting that Athens mulls further delaying the process, EURACTIV wrote on Friday. Greece...

Macedonia 23.06.21 | 16:51

Zaev apologizes to Greece for using “Macedonian” for the Macedonian football team

Zoran Zaev apologized today to Greece for referring to the Macedonian football team. This was standard practice for Zaev, who insisted that, with the Prespa Treaty, he secured the right to the adjective “Macedonian” in the area of sports, culture and so on. But after strong reaction from...

Macedonia 23.06.21 | 12:14

Greece blocks the ratification of memorandums with Macedonia after Zaev wrote “Macedonian” in a tweet

Greece announced that it is suspending the ratification of three memorandums for cooperation with Macedonia, because of Zoran Zaev’s use of the adjective “Macedonian” in a tweet congratulating the national football team. Greece insists that Zaev violated the Prespa Treaty with this...

Macedonia 22.06.21 | 23:30

Greece tells Zaev that he has no right to use the adjective “Macedonian”, warns him that he is in violation of the Prespa Treaty

The Greek Government issued a stern warning to Zoran Zaev that he is violating the Prespa Treaty when he tries to insert the adjective “Macedonian” in his public remarks. The specific case which prompted a reaction from Greek Government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni was Zaev’s tweet...

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