Tag: mitsotakis
Macedonia 27.09.19 | 10:46

Mitsotakis again comes out in favor of coupling Macedonia and Albania in their EU accession talks

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis repeated his position that there should be no uncoupling of Macedonia and Albania in their push to open EU accession talks. This move could undermine Macedonia’s request to open the accession talks in October, given that the resistance to opening talks with...

Macedonia 24.09.19 | 22:23

Mitsotakis told Zaev that he will uphold the Prespa treaty

Zoran Zaev met with the newly elected Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis in New York, during the United Nations General Assembly. According to Zaev Government sources, Mitsotakis told Zaev that he will upheld the Prespa treaty, which imposes the name of “North Macedonia” on the...

Macedonia 23.09.19 | 11:45

Zaev will meet Mitsotakis in New York, give the first UNGA speech following the imposed name change

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is expected to meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the United Nations General Assembly. It will be the first meeting between the two, as Mitsotakis is far less inclined to meet Zaev than his predecessor Alexis Tsipras. Mitsotakis was an opponent of the Prespa treaty...

Macedonia 15.09.19 | 12:12

Tsipras mocks Mitsotakis for his position on the Prespa treaty

Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras mocked his successor Kyriakos Mitsotakis for not moving to cancel the Prespa treaty after assuming power. Tsipras reminded the public how the conservatives led by Mitsotakis protested against the treaty and attacked member of Parliament from his leftist SYRIZA...

Macedonia 21.07.19 | 19:17

Zaev claims that Macedonia was appropriating foreign history in the past

In an interview with the Greek Alfa TV, Zoran Zaev blamed his predecessor Nikola Gruevski of “appropriating world, Balkan and foreign” history as ours. Zaev told the Greek journalists that he will be remembered as the man who renamed his own country and asked that newly appointed Greek Prime...

Macedonia 21.07.19 | 12:50

Tsipras taunts Mitsotakis for not canceling the Prespa treaty

Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras taunted Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for apparently accepting the Prespa treaty which he criticized while he was in the opposition. Mitsotakis said that he opposes the treaty Tsipras signed with Zoran Zaev, but now in office he is content simply to push for...

Macedonia 08.07.19 | 16:33

Zaev called Mitsotakis to congratulate him

Through a Facebook post, Zoran Zaev informed that he spoke with the newly elected Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to congratulate him and to express hope that the two will cooperate well. We jointly expressed hope to continue the cooperation between North Macedonia and Greece, in expectation...

Balkans 07.07.19 | 22:05

Tsipras calls Mitsotakis to concede defeat

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras conceded defeat in the early general elections held today, in which the opposition conservative New Democracy party won a convincing victory. Projections show that New Democracy will have at least 155 seats in Parliament, giving it the majority needed to form the next...

Balkans 07.07.19 | 10:54

Greeks go to the polls in election expect to reflect on the Prespa treaty

Greeks go to the polls today in the early general elections which are widely expected to be a rebuke of the ruling far left SYRIZA party and to bring the conservative New Democracy back in power. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras suffered a drubbing at the recent municipal and European Parliament elections,...

Macedonia 04.07.19 | 11:44

Mitsotakis says Tsipras made a trade when he accepted the Prespa treaty, adds it will be difficult to walk away from the deal

Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is widely expected to win the elections this Sunday speculated that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the Prespa treaty after he was conditioned by foreign countries with the continued financial assistance to avoid bankruptcy. In an interview with...

Balkans 03.06.19 | 11:42

In new sign of coming right wing backlash in Greece, Kostas Mitsotakis elected Mayor of Athens

Kostas Bakoyannis, from the powerful conservative Mitsotakis/Bakoyannis family, was easily elected as Mayor of Athens yesterday in the second round of the municipal elections. The conservative New Democracy swept Greece, leaving the leftist SYRIZA party in control only of Crete and portending a major...

Balkans 26.05.19 | 20:32

Tsipras defeated in Greece, big win projected for the main opponent of the Prespa treaty

The Greek ruling leftist SYRIZA party suffered a significant defeat in the European elections. According to the initial results, the conservative New Democracy party led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis is projected to beat SYRIZA by eight percentage points, which would significantly weaken the Alexis Tsipras...

Balkans 25.05.19 | 18:31

Greeks go to the polls in elections which may affect the future implementation of the Macedonian name deal

Greeks go to the European and municipal elections tomorrow, in a vote that may determine whether the Alexis Tsipras Government will survive until the end of the year or will have to organize early elections. A significant win for the conservative New Democracy could topple Tsipras’ a few months...

Macedonia 05.04.19 | 19:33

Mistotakis: My father warned against the danger of having a Macedonian minority in Northern Greece

Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that his New Democracy party will work to reduce the damage caused by the Prespa treaty. ND is expected to take over the Greek Government later this year, as polls ahead of the general elections give it a solid lead over the leftist SYRIZA party. Asked...

Balkans 19.02.19 | 20:50

Bomb threat in Greek opposition leader’s office

Police officers and a bomb disposal unit were searching the office of main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday evening after a bomb threat was called in. Greek media said the threat came in around 18:45, prompting authorities to cordon off the area.

Balkans 04.02.19 | 11:16

Mitsotakis: The Macedonia name issue is not over

Greek opposition leader and likely next Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said that the name issue with Macedonia is not over, and that if he has the chance, he will use the right to block Macedonia from joining the European Union. Tsipras gave up our strongest diplomatic weapon and approved that Skopje...

Balkans 01.02.19 | 10:50

Mitsotakis wants Greek elections to be moved forward to May

Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for early general elections to be held in May, ahead of the regular term in October. His conservative New Democracy has a solid lead ahead of the ruling socialist SYRIZA party, and Mitsotakis proposed that the general elections are moved forward and...

Macedonia 30.01.19 | 14:01

Mitsotakis accuses Tsipras of dividing Greeks on the Macedonia issue, and Zaev of refusing to use the new name

Greek opposition leader and likely next Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of dividing Greeks, after Tsipras said that protesters against the deal to rename Macedonia are “extreme right wing populists”. Mitsotakis and his conservative New Democracy party...

Macedonia 21.01.19 | 09:49

Mitsotakis condemns use of tear gas against protesters, will oppose the Macedonia name deal in Parliament

Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis strongly condemned the use of force and tear gas against tens of thousands of protesters who gathered in Athens yesterday to rally against the Macedonia name deal pushed by the Alexis Tsipras Government. The Greek people spoke out today and we all must listen...

Macedonia 11.01.19 | 20:51

Mitsotakis told Merkel his party will not vote for the Prespa treaty

Greek opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Prespa treaty will only create more problems in the Balkans and that his New Democracy party will remain firm and will not vote to ratify it in the Greek Parliament. I explained our positions on the Prespa agreement...