Tag: Greece
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...

Balkans 17.04.19 | 14:37

Greek police disperses migrants attempting to enter Macedonia by train

Greek police dispersed a group of migrants who were attempting to enter Macedonia illegally, hidden in a cargo train. The engineer informed the police that he has spotted migrants in the wagon cars. When the police approached the train near Solun/Thessaloniki, the migrants fled. Greece houses tens of...

Macedonia 02.04.19 | 17:36

Greek airforce will patrol the Macedonian air space

During his press conference with Zoran Zaev, Alexis Tsipras announced that the Greek air force will assume the role of patrolling the Macedonian airspace. We want a neighbor which is stable politically, but also in the area of security. Greece has top skills and knowledge in the field of aviation. We...

Travel 25.03.19 | 17:52

Navagio Beach on Zakynthos unlikely to open for summer

Zakynthos Port Authority is unlikely to give the green light for the opening of the world-famous Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach this summer after the landslide of September 2018, the Greek Reporter reports. It is unknown whether one of the five most popular beaches in the world will receive the hundreds...

Macedonia 25.03.19 | 15:05

Macedonians compared to barbarians during Greek military parades

Despite announcement from the Greek authorities that they will rein in on their soldiers and get them to avoid nationalist and hateful chants during the Greek independence day parades today, a song that refers to Macedonians as barbarians was prominently featured. The Greek  military parades, held on...

Macedonia 25.03.19 | 10:50

Greek soldiers told not to chant insults aimed at Macedonians during today’s parade

Athens municipal authorities told the soldiers who will march through the city to celebrate the Greek independence day today that they are not allowed to use the offenssive, nationalist chants which are frequently heard during such parades, and especially the slogan “Macedonia is Greek”. During...

Balkans 19.03.19 | 14:44

China denies Greek company request over use of ‘Macedonian’

China denied on February 23 a request by a Greek company over the use of term ‘Macedonian’, elaborating that this requires an approval from the neighboring country, Maria Spyraki, spokesperson of Greek opposition party New Democracy, said at the briefing of political commentators on Monday. Without...

Economy 15.03.19 | 18:46

Agreement to eliminate double taxation with Greece

The Federation of Industries of Greece has sent a letter to country’s Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, urging for the signing of an agreement with our country to eliminate double taxation, Greek media report The Federation believes the agreement “will be a strong incentive to boost the...

Macedonia 14.03.19 | 17:58

Government walking on egg-shells when asked about the Macedonian minority in Greece

According to the Prespa treaty, the Zaev Government insists, Greece has agreed to allow Macedonians to call themselves Macedonians. But, the treaty also forbids the Government of Macedonia to interfere in Greek internal affairs, especially over the rights of the Macedonian minority, whose very existence...

Balkans 04.03.19 | 13:41

BBC changes report on Macedonian minority following Greek uproar

After a public outcry over a BBC story referring to a Macedonian minority in Greece and a Macedonian language, the British broadcaster added a section to the report on Saturday outlining Greece’s position, Kathimerini reported. The section says that the Greek government officially recognizes only one...

Macedonia 02.03.19 | 14:49

Dimitrov on the Macedonian minority in Greece: We agreed that there will be no interventions

The BBC article on the existence of a “Macedonian minority” in Greece is a Greek “internal affair issue and subject of Greek debate”, Nikola Dimitrov said in an interview with the Greek TV SKAI. I live and breathe the Prespa Agreement for months… I also sometimes see it in my dreams. That is...

Macedonia 28.02.19 | 14:30

US acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State praises the Prespa treaty in meeting with Greek journalists

During a meeting with Greek journalists, US acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer called the Prespa treaty to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia is an excellent diplomatic achievement and told “North Macedonia” that its future progress toward the EU will depend on fully...

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