Tag: Prespa Agreement
Macedonia 13.09.20 | 21:25

Dimitrov: The public will judge and history will tell what the Prespa Agreement was like

The public is yet to judge, and history will tell what the Prespa Agreement was like in terms of dignity and affirmation of the identity of the Macedonian people. We can debate opinions, but the fact is that this Agreement has given us NATO membership and the green light for the EU. Even those who claim...

Balkans 17.06.20 | 19:41

Tsipras on Prespa Agreement: Greece is on the right side of history

We showed once and for all that Balkan history needs no winners and losers. Respect and strong will for a common future of peace and development is all it takes, says SYRIZA leader and former Greek PM Alexis Tsipras on occasion of the second anniversary of the Prespa Agreement, MIA reports from Athens. We...

Macedonia 17.06.20 | 17:51

Hahn on Prespa Agreement: I’m proud to have contributed to this achievement

Former enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn says Macedonia two years after signing the Prespa Agreement is on a good way on its path towards the EU, MIA’s Brussels correspondent reports. Two years ago, the Prime Ministers of Greece and Macedonia, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, signed a truly historic...

Macedonia 06.03.20 | 17:51

Job ad in Lerin says they are seeking a secretary who speaks “Slavo-Skopje language”

A girl who speaks English and “Slavo-Skopje language”, reads a job advertisement for a secretary position which recently appeared in Lerin, Greece. The party of Macedonians in Greece, “Rainbow:, has already announced a reaction to the Greek authorities, but we expect a reaction from...

Macedonia 05.02.20 | 22:13

Mickoski: It is not democratic to forbid people to fight to correct the injustice done with the Prespa Agreement

It is not democratic and it is not in the spirit of values to forbid people to fight, to rectify the injustice that they think has been inflicted on them, VMRO-DPMNE’s leader said at Wednesday’s TV Telma “Top tema” show, after the question of the Prespa Agreement was raised. As...

Economy 21.01.20 | 11:17

No name, no date, no ajvar, no wine, but that’s why there is “North Macedonian” cuisine

Macedonian Zoran Stefanovski living in Berlin wrote a lengthy post on Facebook along with photos of the Berlin international fair for food and agriculture, where our country also took part. In his post, Stefanovski expressed his disappointment with how our country was presented. Our country was presented...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 10:12

The Prespa Agreement hysteria is a “Tirana” flirting with the Albanians

A year and a half later the Prespa Agreement failed to achieve its goal. Still, although formally, Macedonia is at the door of NATO, and there is a long way to go before the door to the European Union. In the meantime, the government led by SDSM and DUI has changed the constitutional name of the state,...

Macedonia 08.01.20 | 13:13

80 MPs can change the Constitution, so the Prespa Agreement can be changed too

I do not see it as hard to defend the position that we have advocated. We are not Zaev to say something and then trample on the same statement. 80 MPs can change the Constitution, so the Prespa Agreement can be changed too, Igor Janusev, VMRO-DPMNE’s secretary-general said Wednesday on the “Utrinski...

Balkans 29.12.19 | 13:49

Mitsotakis: I cannot cancel the Prespa Agreement

I did my best to prevent the deal, but also with complete sincerity I warned that if signed, it would be difficult to cancel it, now I look to improve Prespa deal’s troubling aspects, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told Greek newspaper “To Vima”. Mitsotakis, as MIA reports from...

Macedonia 27.12.19 | 21:51

Who made the president to change the name of the Army with a decree?

VMRO-DPMNE’s position as an opposition is to behave in a statehood manner, but how VMRO-DPMNE will behave as a government, according to President Hristijan Mickoski, should not be a dilemma – also in a statehood manner. VMRO-DPMNE is an opposition that has decided with democratic tools, with...

Balkans 02.12.19 | 12:20

New Democracy wants to get rid of Prespa Agreement without paying any costs

The political question is how will we set ourselves free of the Prespa Agreement without paying any costs, former Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said in his address the 13th New Democracy Congress, MIA’s correspondent in Athens reported. The political question is how we set ourselves free...

Economy 17.11.19 | 14:49

Outgoing PM Zoran Zaev on “Macedonia is GReat”: Everyone has the right to display their slogans, it is not against the Prespa Agreement

Everyone has the right to display their own slogans, to brand themselves as a Thessaloniki summit, an association of industrialists or the like outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev answered to a journalist question on the slogan “Macedonia is GReat” that was displayed in Thessaloniki. The Prespa...

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,...

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