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Greece backs entry of North Macedonia to EU, says Sakellaropoulou

Greece “strongly supports North Macedonia ‘s EU accession process,” President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou said during an official dinner in honor of North Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski, the first visit,  on Tuesday. She added that the European integration of the West Balkans is a strategic goal. President Pendarovski …

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Greece and North Macedonia sign agreement for gas interconnection

Greece and North Macedonia on Friday signed an agreement for the construction of a pipeline that will interconnect the natural gas grids of the two countries. The agreement was signed by Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas and North Macedonia’s Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi, in the presence of the Prime …

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Greece to supply Albania, North Macedonia with Covid-19 vaccines

Greece will supply its northern neighbors Albania and North Macedonia with 40,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, the government spokeswoman said on Thursday. “Greece, in coordination with the European Commission, as most European countries do for their neighbours, will offer vaccines…20,000 doses to North Macedonia and 20,000 to Albania,” Aristotelia Peloni …

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North Macedonia requests church autocephaly from Ecumenical Patriarch

North Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski has appealed to the global seat of Orthodoxy in Istanbul to recognize the independence of his country’s Orthodox Church, Greek state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported on Monday. “I turn to you, on behalf of a large portion of my fellow citizens, who identify themselves as …

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North Macedonia PM Zaev enjoys working lunch with PM Mitsotakis

Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev, had a working lunch with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations with focus on the development of economic cooperation between  Greece and North Macedonia as well as North Macedonia’s European perspective. Zaev reportedly committed to the need …

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Coronavirus in Halkidiki children’s summer camp, resurgence in W. Macedonia

Alarm in a children’s summer camp in Halkidiki, northern Greece: One of the children has been tested positivity to conoraviurs. The 15-year-old girl moved to the camp on July 5 and developed fever four days later, media report on Sunday. The camp officials considered the case of the sick child …

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Greece congratulates North Macedonia for joining the NATO

The Greek Foreign Ministry congratulated the Republic of North Macedonia for officially becoming a member of NATO. on Friday. “We congratulate the Republic of North Macedonia that joins NATO as the 30th member of our alliance. We welcome our neighbors to the NATO family & look forward to working together …

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Macron opens door to North Macedonia, Albania EU accession talks

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he would allow North Macedonia and Albania to begin talks on joining the European Union if the bloc’s executive gave them a positive review next month. Macron’s comments at the Munich Security Conference look set to end his freeze on the two Balkan …

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North Macedonia fires Labor Minister Mizrahi over name dispute

The parliament in North Macedonia has voted to fire Labor Minister Rashela Mizrahi for failing to use the country’s new official name during a press conference — a sensitive issue in the Western Balkan nation following a long-standing dispute over the moniker. Last week Mizrahi triggered a storm of reactions …

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FM Dendias: Greece fully supports North Macedonia’s EU accession

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated Greece’s support for the EU accession prospects of North Macedonia. Dendias visited Skopje on Tuesday where he met with his counter part Nikolas Dimitrov, President Stevo Pendarovski and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Dendias stressed that the European path of North Macedonia depends greatly on …

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M – Macedonia The Great: Greece’s trademark for Macedonian products

The Greek Exporters Association (SEVE) presented the trademark logo of the Greek products form the Macedonian region in northern Greece on Thursday. With the logo Macedonian products will have a copyright in European and international markets. The trade mark  “M – MACEDONIA THE GREAT” will be the protection umbrella for …

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“Makedonia”: Mitsotakis finds solution for Macedonian products (POLL)

Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, top priority is among others to protect the brand name of Macedonian products. At stake is to make it easy for international consumers to understand which products come from Greek Macedonia and which ones from the North Macedonia. In order to differentiate the products sold on …

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North Macedonia PM calls for early elections, political turmoil in Albania

North Macedonia Prime Minister, Zoran Zaef, has called for early elections just a day after French President Emmanuel Macron blocked the start of European Union accession talks with  the country as well as with Albania. “Citizens must decide which path we will take in the future – the correct, progressive …

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France, Netherlands, Denmark block EU accession of North Macedonia, Albania

French President Emmanuel Macron blocked on Friday the begin of EU accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania. In support of French position were also the Netherlands and Denmark. The EU Summit deeply disappointed the two Balkan countries, as unanimity is required for new EU member states. Macron said the …

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