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Macedonia 30.09.21 | 19:23

Greece disagrees with Bulgaria’s veto against Macedonia

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that he does not agree with the Bulgarian veto of Macedonia’s EU accession, and that the process of admitting the Balkans to the EU should be sped up. We agreed that the integration process of the Western Balkans should be integrated quicker, so that...

Macedonia 15.05.21 | 17:42

Zaev hopes that Mitsotakis’ “creative ideas” could be used to turn the tables on Bulgaria

Following his visit to Brussels, where he began to sound off a defiant, “patriotic” note on the dispute with Bulgaria, Zoran Zaev said that Macedonia has nothing more to offer and will wait on the EU to open the accession talks.  Macedonia has nothing more to offer. It is up to the Union to find...

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...

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...

Macedonia 07.05.20 | 10:26

Mitsotakis tells Macedonia that respect for the Prespa treaty is condition of EU membership

Greek Prime MInister Kyriakos Mitsotakis also called on Macedonia to respect the 2018 Prespa treaty as a condition of its opening of EU accession talks. After the online EU – Balkans summit held yesterday, the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov came out strong urging Macedonia to respect his...

Macedonia 15.03.20 | 13:36

Greece closes its border with Macedonia and Albania

A day after Macedonia closed its border crossings with Greece, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced they are closing the border with Macedonia and Albania. Mitsotakis informed that the border will remain open only for cargo and for Greek citizens and residents who want to return to Greece....

Macedonia 15.11.19 | 12:16

Mitsotakis told Zaev that protecting the name of Macedonia is the main Greek priority

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis notably decided to launch his campaign to promote the brand Macedonia as Greek ownership during the Solun/Thessaloniki summit where he invited the outgoing Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov. In his remarks, Mitsotakis...

Macedonia 14.11.19 | 10:59

Zaev meets with Mitsotakis and Borisov in Solun

Zoran Zaev is attending the regional summit with Greece and Bulgaria taking place in Solun/Thessaloniki. This afternoon Zaev will meet with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. The summit is organized by the Greek and American chambers of commerce and Zaev...

Macedonia 07.11.19 | 14:07

Zaev will meet with Mitsotakis and Borisov in Solun next week

Zoran Zaev will travel to Solun (Thessaloniki) next week for a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, reported the MIA correspondent from Athens. The two first met during the UN General Assembly in September and the new meeting will be held during a summit Mitsotakis is hosting. Bulgarian...

Macedonia 25.10.19 | 18:48

Mitsotakis is reportedly looking into adopting “Makedonia” as a brand name for companies from northern Greece

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is reportedly looking into a proposal to have Macedonian products labeled with “Macedonia” while products from northern Greece, or Aegean Macedonia, labelled “Makedonia”. Mitsotakis, who won the elections to a large extent owing to his...

Macedonia 21.10.19 | 12:42

Tsipras mocks Mitsotakis over his policy on Macedonia

Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that his successor Kyriakos Mitsotakis is secretly hoping that Zoran Zaev loses the general elections in Macedonia, and that a win for the conservative VMRO-DPMNE party will undermine the Prespa treaty. Tsipras, who lost the elections earlier this year...

Macedonia 18.10.19 | 09:39

We promised: Some EU leaders angry at the failed enlargement push

European Union leaders condemned the failure to approve the opening of accession talks for Macedonia and, some, for Albania too, at the first day of the European Council in Brussels. The Visegrad 4 leaders jointly shared frustration in an open letter. V4 leaders deeply disappointed over the failure...

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...

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