Tag: Greece
Macedonia 25.01.21 | 10:13

Macedonian tourists likely won’t get the vaccines in time for the summer season

Desperate to avoid a repeat of last year’s tourist season, hit by the coronavirus epidemic, Greece is pushing for vaccinations and Covid passports. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that he wants the whole of the EU to introduce certificates that would fast track travel for citizens who had...

Balkans 14.01.21 | 12:31

V4: Illegal immigration into Europe decreased only slightly in 2020

Migration remains a serious problem southern Europe because, despite the pandemic-related restrictions, the number of newcomers reaching the continent has only decreased minimally, the V4 news agency reports. The year 2020, for the most part, was about movement restrictions, border closures and the cessation...

Economy 12.01.21 | 17:28

Osmani: Businesses strengthen good neighbourly relations

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani met Tuesday with the representatives of North Macedonia’s Chambers of Commerce, which make up the Business Dialogue Committee as well as the International Group of Experts that are part of this business dialogue with Greek companies. The meeting takes place ahead of Minister...

Balkans 25.12.20 | 18:07

Bulgaria and Greece receive the first shipment of coronavirus vaccines tomorrow

Greece expects to receive its shipment of coronavirus vaccines tomorrow, and to start inoculating the most critical categories of citizens on Sunday. The same day Bulgaria will begin its vaccination campaign. Greek hospitals will open over 1,000 vaccination sites and will begin by inoculating the Prime...

Balkans 16.12.20 | 19:21

Greece extends travel ban with Macedonia until January 7

Greece has extended the air, sea and land travel ban for neighboring countries, including Macedonia, as well as the ban for third-country nationals until January 7. Based on the joint ministerial decision of the Greek government adopted on December 12, 2020, a ban for foreign nationals entering Greece...

Balkans 09.11.20 | 10:04

Greece extends travel ban with Macedonia until November 30

Greece has extended the air, sea and land travel ban for neighboring countries, including Macedonia, as well as the ban for third-country nationals until November 30. Tourists and foreign nationals who are allowed to travel there can enter Greece by crossing the Promachonas border with Bulgaria after...

Balkans 05.11.20 | 17:00

Greece goes into three-week coronavirus lockdown

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday that he has ordered a three-week nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus epidemic. The measure, which goes into effect on Saturday, is a reaction to an “aggressive” spike in infections, he said in a nationwide broadcast. During the lockdown,...

Macedonia 04.11.20 | 13:20

Kulafkova: We can’t give up our past, it will only lead to more Bulgarian claims

If we give up on our past we become rootless and we leave it to Bulgaria to claim that we are merely a Bulgarian minority that seceded from Yugoslavia, said linguist and academic Katica Kulafkova about the growing national identity dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria. “It is mindless to demand...

World 30.10.20 | 15:20

Powerful earthquake off Turkey and Greece strikes in the Aegean Sea

At least four people have been killed in western Turkey after a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Aegean Sea on Friday afternoon, sending buildings crashing down in coastal areas, CNN reported. Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced the death toll on Twitter, as people in and around...

Macedonia 26.10.20 | 11:05

Greece extends travel ban with Macedonia until November 8

Greece has extended until November 8 the air, sea and land travel ban for neighboring countries, including Macedonia, as well as the ban for third-country nationals, MIA reports from Athens. Tourists and foreign nationals who are allowed to travel there can enter Greece by crossing the Promachonas border...

Macedonia 21.10.20 | 14:22

In addition to Bulgaria, the commission for historical issues also holds meeting with Greece

On Monday, the fifth meeting of the Macedonian and Greek teams was held online in a collegial and constructive atmosphere in accordance with the Prespa Agreement. After getting acquainted with each other, the two teams, based on the established Conclusions from the previous meetings of the Commission,...

Balkans 13.10.20 | 12:33

Greek border remains closed for Macedonian nationals

Greece has extended the air, sea and land travel ban for third-country nationals until October 25, 2020, MIA’s Athens correspondent reported Tuesday. Regarding the land borders, the restrictions, “for preventive reasons to protect public health from further spread of Covid-19 on Greek territory”...

Macedonia 06.10.20 | 11:45

Signs declaring the Macedonian kings as “belonging to the ancient Hellenic civilization” defaced overnight

Most of the signs placed yesterday that depict ancient Macedonian kings as part of the Hellenic civilization were defaced overnight. The signs were posted by the Government as part of the 2018 Zaev – Tsipras Prespa treaty, which specifically demands that Macedonia labels all historic figures claimed...

Macedonia 28.09.20 | 22:33

Zaev says that his visit to Greece focused on the economy

In a TV interview, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev insited that the main focus of his recent visit to Athens was to discuss economic cooperation with the Greek Government, and that the two countries will soon sign treaties for protection of investments and to avoid dual taxation. But at the same time, adoption...

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...

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