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Macedonia 30.09.19 | 22:24

Meeting between Zaev and Tsipras

Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in Macedonia again, for a meeting with Zoran Zaev and an Economist conference. Zaev and Tsipras met in the Government building this afternoon, and discussed the developments following the Prespa treaty which they imposed on their countries. The solution achieved...

Macedonia 24.09.19 | 22:28

Tsipras will visit Macedonia for the second time this year

The former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Macedonia in October, for an Economist event that will also include other former officials involved in imposing the name change on Macedonia. The conference will include the former US Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell, former European...

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 | 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...

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 02.07.19 | 12:18

Leaked Greek document reveals just how far the concessions Zaev made in Prespa go

As the election campaign in Greece heats up, the left wing SYRIZA party published a letter conservative former Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis wrote to US President George W. Bush in 2005, in which he says he accepts a solution under which Macedonia would still be called Republic of Macedonia domestically. The...

Balkans 10.06.19 | 10:01

Tsipras officially begins the procedure for the early general elections in Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will officially ask President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to call for early general elections, to be held on July 7th. Tsipras announced the elections after the major defeat his leftist SYRIZA party suffered in the European and municipal elections, where the conservative...

Macedonia 07.06.19 | 18:05

Zaev: I love my friend Tsipras, we will remain friends for life, the Prespa treaty will endure

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was effusive when speaking about “his friend”, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras today. Tsipras faces being voted out largely because of the Prespa treaty, and Zaev’s Government is on shaky grounds too with the rejection of his plea to open EU accession talks....

Macedonia 05.06.19 | 11:31

Despite its open public rejection, Tsipras remains proud of the Prespa treaty

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that he remains proud of his decision to negotiate and sign the Prespa treaty, even as it is likely to cost him his office in the coming early general elections. Tsipras and Zoran Zaev negotiated a treaty without including the opposition parties in both countries,...

Balkans 26.05.19 | 23:55

Tsipras admits defeat to critic of the Prespa treaty, will allow early elections

Tsipras promises early elections in Greece An ashen faced Alexis Tsipras announced that he will be calling for early elections to be held, after his SYRIZA party was badly defeated by the conservative New Democracy party in the European and municipal elections. The move brings Kyriakos Mistotakis, an...

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...

News 21.05.19 | 00:24

Tsipras tells the Financial Times that Gruevski was unwilling to give up on Macedonia’s name

In a fawning interview published by the Financial Times, Greek leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras describes how Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski was unwilling to accept his overture to rename Macedonia. Gruevski was deposed in an internationally supported campaign whose apparent goal was...

Macedonia 26.04.19 | 00:05

Zaev says Tspras is lobbying in Brussels for EU accession talks for Macedonia

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev insisted that his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras in personally involved in getting other European Union countries to support “North Macedonia” in opening EU accession talks. While I’m here rallying in Prilep and Veles, Tsipras is fighting in Brussels thаt...

Macedonia 07.04.19 | 14:37

After manipulating the public for days, Zaev admits that the anthem was cut on Greek request

After initially lying to the public that the Macedonian national anthem was left out of the welcoming reception for Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras because of the tight schedule, Zoran Zaev yesterday admitted that it was done to spare the Greek visitor trouble back home. After forcing Macedonia to...

Macedonia 02.04.19 | 19:16

Pendarovski welcomes Tsipras’ visit to “our country”

SDSM – DUI presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski issued a video message welcoming the visit by Alexis Tsipras to “our country”, which, Pendarovski said, will lead to improved relations with Greece. Prime Minister Tsipras came with a delegation of 70 companies which is of historic...

Macedonia 02.04.19 | 18:56

Tsipras meets the “gang of eight”

Part of the welcoming committee for the visit of Alexis Tsipras to Macedonia were the eight members of Parliament elected on the VMRO-DPMNE ticket, who voted in favor of the Prespa treaty in exchange for amnesties or bribes. Tsipras met the eight, who later issued a press release saying how they support...

Macedonia 01.04.19 | 21:22

Zaev welcomes Tsipras with a new sign in front of the Government building

Ahead of the Alexis Tsipras visit to Macedonia tomorrow, Zoran Zaev’s Government was labeled with a sign in Macedonian, Albanian and English declaring it to be the “Government of the Republic of North Macedonia”. Previously, Zaev ordered the removal of the large golden colored letters...

Macedonia 29.03.19 | 13:37

Tsipras visits Macedonia next week

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Macedonia on April 2nd. This will be the first visit by a Greek Prime Minister to Macedonia in its independent history and it comes after the Prespa treaty under which Greece forced Macedonia to rename itself into “North Macedonia”. Tsipras will...

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