Tag: Prespa Agreement
Balkans 23.10.19 | 10:44

Kathimerini: Skopje not obliged to call itself North Macedonia at home

The Greek daily Kathimerini, in an authorial comment, points out that the blockade on the start of EU accession negotiations with Macedonia threatens the erga omnia aspect of the Prespa Agreement regarding the use of the northern neighbor’s name. The provision included in the Prespes agreement...

Macedonia 18.10.19 | 17:52

Mondoloni: Prespa Agreement was not the only condition set out last year

France is not against, but for opening the negotiations, but we need two conditions to be fulfilled. For North Macedonia one of the issues is Special Prosecutor Office, and for Albania justice reform, these are important issues, Director for Continental Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France Frédéric...

Balkans 07.10.19 | 17:48

Panagiotopoulos: As regards Prespa Agreement, we respect international law

As regards the Prespa Agreement, we respect international law and demand the same perception from the neighboring country, Greece’s Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said in an interview with Greek Real News, MIA’s Athens correspondent reports. Panagiotopoulos explains that last week...

Macedonia 30.08.19 | 11:47

I made it clear to Dimitrov that Greece would insist on strict implementation of the Prespa Agreement

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Macedonia and Greece, Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Dendias, held their first meeting on the sidelines of an informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers with foreign ministers from EU candidate countries (GYMNICH) in Helsinki, MIA reports from Athens. Dendias said...

Balkans 29.08.19 | 15:56

Mitsotakis to tell Merkel that he will respect the Prespa Agreement

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Thursday’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin will convey the view that the Greek government will respect the Prespa Agreement, Ekathimerini reports. As far as the Prespa name deal is concerned, Mitsotakis has every reason to...

Macedonia 27.08.19 | 11:33

Kulavkova: It is someone else’s interest to change MANU’s name, the Prespa Agreement does not impose it

The Prespa Agreement does not impose a change in the name of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, says academician Katica Kulavkova, adding that it is someone else’s interest MANU to become “Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of North Macedonia – MANU”. Resistance...

Macedonia 15.08.19 | 13:55

“Warrior on a Horse” becomes a Hellenic monument

The installment of plaques on monuments has begun, and the Vergina Sun symbol is being removed from public institutions and public spaces, as well as public buildings and areas, in accordance with the Prespa Agreement In honor of Alexander the Great, a historic figure belonging to ancient Hellenic history...

Macedonia 12.08.19 | 09:31

As of today, the Kutlesh Star must not be featured on any monument, institution or public place

As of Monday, the symbol of the first flag of independent Macedonia, the Kutlesh Star, must not be featured on any monument, institution or public place, as agreed in the Prespa agreement signed June last year. During the six months period from the entry into force of the Agreement, which expires Monday,...

Macedonia 24.04.19 | 23:24

Mickoski: The agreement with Greece is capitulation, but that reality is Zoran Zaev’s work

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski emphasized on 24 TV “Otvoreno” show that the agreement signed with Greece is capitulation and Zoran Zaev’s work. The problem is at the very beginning of this overall procedure. Here we can start from the very beginning, let’s see what was Zoran...

Economy 02.04.19 | 10:48

Zaev: We expect huge economic benefits from the Prespa Agreement

North Macedonia will reap “huge economic benefits” from its name-change deal with Greece, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told AFP Monday. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pays an official visit to Skopje, bringing dozens of businessmen with him. “Big companies with billions in annual revenues are...

Macedonia 05.02.19 | 16:03

Republic of North Macedonia to get a seat at NATO table, without the right to vote

At the invitation of the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov, tomorrow, February 6, 2019, will participate in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council on the signing of the Accession Protocol for Membership of the Republic...

Macedonia 04.02.19 | 20:20

Kathimerini: In 30, 40 or 50 years from now, a single Macedonian state might be created

Analyzing the pros and cons of the Prespa Agreement in detail, the Greek daily Kathimerini answers the question “Could the existence of a ‘North Macedonia’ pose a threat to Greece?” “Historical time cannot be reduced to natural time. Greece will not face any threat in the...

Macedonia 31.01.19 | 13:10

Greece has accepted our right to self-determination: I am a Macedonian who lives on this territory

When I became Prime Minister, Macedonia had disputes with all of our five neighbors, and today we have no open bilateral issues with our neighbors, only the church issue remains, but certain steps are already taken, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in a recent interview for N1’s Pressing. Talking about...

Macedonia 25.01.19 | 16:07

EU’s Hahn: Prespa Agreement ‘a historic breakthrough’

Social media is becoming flooded with praise after the ratification of the Prespa Agreement in Greece. Commissioner Johannes Hahn referred to Macedonia as “soon to be North Macedonia” and called the deal a historic breakthrough. The #Prespa agreement resolving the name dispute between #Greece...

Macedonia 25.01.19 | 16:01

Stoltenberg looks forward future North Macedonia to join NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Friday the Greek Parliament’s decision to ratify the Prespa Agreement, ‘an important contribution to the stability and prosperity of the whole region. I welcome today’s ratification in the Greek parliament of the Prespa Agreement, an important contribution...

Macedonia 25.01.19 | 15:58

EC’s Tusk congratulates ratification of Prespa Agreement: Zoran, Alexis – well done!

President of the European Council Donald Tusk congratulated Friday the ratification of the Prespa Agreement in the Greek Parliament. “They had imagination, they took the risk, they were ready to sacrifice their own interests for the greater good. Zoran, Alexis – well done! Mission impossible...

Macedonia 25.01.19 | 15:18

Zaev to Tsipras: Congrats – we made history together

“Congratulations my friend Alexis Tsipras, together with our peoples we reached a historical victory. Long live the Prespa Agreement! For eternal peace and progress of the Balkans and in Europe!,” posted Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on his official Twitter and Facebook profiles following the...

Macedonia 25.01.19 | 14:51

Greece ratifies Macedonia name-change agreement

Greek lawmakers ratified the agreement changing Macedonia’s name to North Macedonia after a heated debate on Friday. 153 MP’s out of 300 voted in favor the agreement, 146 against and there was one abstention. There is an ongoing count, after which the Parliament Speaker will announce the official...

Balkans 24.01.19 | 09:59

Communist Party unfolds banner against Prespa Agreement on Acropolis Hill

Members of the Greek Communist Party on Thursday unfurled two banners over the walls of the Acropolis Hill with slogans against the name deal signed between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), which is being discussed in Parliament, Kathimerini reports. The banners proclaimed...

Balkans 21.01.19 | 14:57

Greece Parliament to vote on name deal ratification Thursday night

Greece’s Parliament will start debating the Prespa Agreement’s ratification on Wednesday at 10:00h local time ahead of a vote on the deal slated for Thursday evening, say sources of the Greek Parliament. This afternoon, the National Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee in the Greek Parliament...

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