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Tsipras, Zaev awarded the Hessian Peace Prize 2020 for the Prespes Agreement

The Hessian Peace Prize 2020 has been awarded to the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, and the former prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, for solving the name dispute, SYRIZA said in a press release on Tuesday. The decision was announced by Boris Rhein, President of the Landtag …

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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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Mitsotakis’ somersault on Macedonia: “The Prespes Agreement is good”

Greeks who felt betrayed by SYRIZA on the Macedonia issue, can feel betrayed again. This time by the new government conservative New Democracy. “The Prespes Agreement is good,” two ministers in Mitsotakis cabinet acknowledged. Supporters of “Macedonia Is Greek” were already a bit shocked to hear the Prime Minister Kyriakos …

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Ex FM Kotzias files lawsuit against Kammenos for “Soros allegations” and threats

Former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias filed a lawsuit against ex Defense Minister and Independent Greeks president Panos Kammenos. Kotzias sued his former colleague in the SYRIZA-ANEL government for a series of offenses, such a physical and moral incitement, defamation and direct synergy to a threat, spreading false news also against …

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“Greek Political Conscience-EPOS”: Party founded by Macedonia Deal protesters

Protesters against the Macedonia Agreement with FYROM got together and formed a new political party. One of the protests organizers announced the creation of the latest Greek political party, called “Greek Political Consciousness” Ελληνική Πολιτική Συνείδηση, in short EPOS. Speaking to Skai TV on Thursday, party founder Michalis Patsikas said …

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ANEL MP was asked to postpone resignation until FYROM accession to NATO vote

For a second time within days, Independent Greeks (ANEL) MP Thanassis Papachristopoulos, postponed his resignation. This time in order to facilitate the actually minority government to pass the NATO accession protocol for FYROM aka Northern Macedonia. Papachristopoulos went to the Parliament to submit his resignation on Friday morning, as he …

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Nimetz: Consequences profound and dangerous if Prespes Agreement…

“If the Prespes Agreement does not come into effect the consequences will be profound and dangerous,” UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the talks between Greece and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Matthew Nimetz said in an exclusive interview with Athens news agency. In response to a question by ANA, …

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Far-right extremists used underrepresented number of projectiles against police

Stones, pieces of marbles and wood, iron bars and crow bars, sledgehammers, nails, flares, and makeshift projectiles were used by extreme right wing “patriotic’ protesters against riot police forces during the Macedonia rally last Sunday. For three hours, from 14:25 to 17:20, the protesters were attacking the riot forces as …

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Clashes and extensive use of tear gas at Macedonia rally, 44 injured (videos)

Macedonia protesters clashed with riot police outside the Greek Parliament on Sunday during the big rally against the Prespes Agreement. Armed with sticks a group of men tried to break the police cordon and enter the Parliament building in downtown Athens. The reaction by riot police was prompt with extensive …

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“Prespes ratification is a patriotic duty,” says Tsipras as thousands ready for protest rally

“The Prespes Agreement a historic step” for both countries and its ratification is a “patriotic duty,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in an interview on Saturday, as the government tables the Agreement to the Greek Parliament and thousands of Greeks prepare for the big anti-Macedonia rally in Athens on Sunday. …

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PM Tsipras wins confidence vote, seeks support for Macedonia Agreement

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won the confidence vote with 151 YES against 148 NO in Greek Parliament late on Wednesday, after a fierce debate that lasted two days. the Prime Minister won the confidence with the support of some independent lawmakers, one To Potami MP as well as the vote …

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Greece, FYROM slam Russia’s criticism of Prespes Macedonia deal

With the ratification of the Prespes Agreement considered as imminent and certain, Russia has clearly raised objections against the name change of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia into “North Macedonia.” A day before his visit to Belgrade, Serbia, on Thursday, President Vladimir Putin blamed the USA and some Western …

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“Your head in a ditch, traitor! “Prosecutor investigates threats against MPs to vote for Macedonia deal

81of the 120 lawmakers in FYROM’s Parliament voted on Friday evening in favor of the constitutional amendment to change the country’s name into “North Macedonia.” With FYROM to have fulfilled the majority of the terms and conditions of the Prespes Agreement, now the ball is in Greece’s court to ratify …

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Ex FM Kotzias files lawsuit for “defamation, intimidation and spreading of fake news”

Former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has filed a lawsuit for defamation and dissemination of fake news aiming to undermine him and the Prespes Agreement. The former FM filed a 10-page lawsuit at the Prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court. The former minister believes that “legal suits for treason brought against him …

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“Greeks save Macedonia”: Anti-Prespes protest during Oxi Day parade (videos)

Macedonia protests against the Prespes Agreement between Greece and FYROM were part of the official parade held in Thessaloniki to commemorate the Oxi Day, the historic day when Greece rejected the Italian invasion on 28. October 1940. “GREEKS SAVE MACEDONIA” was read on two placards held by children, when Members …

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Russia: FYROM parliament vote “rigged” by the U.S. “with threats, bribes and…”

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the vote in FYROM parliament vote to approve a proposed change to the country’s name, was “rigged” by the U.S. with “blackmail, threats and bribes,” international media report Monday afternoon. In a statement Monday, the ministry accused the U.S. of orchestrating an “unfair vote” …

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