Thursday , May 23 2019
Home / Tag Archives: Macedonia (page 2)

Tag Archives: Macedonia

Referendum time: Citizens in FYROM vote for country’s future and Prespes deal

Polls opened early Sunday morning and the citizens of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are called to decide on the country’s future. In a landmark referendum they decide  whether to accept the historic deal between FYROM and Greece, the Prespes Agreement. Voting YES, the citizens of FYROM agree that …

Read More »

SYRIZA MP beaten by group asking him apologize for “selling out Macedonia”

SYRIZA lawmaker Petros Konstantineas was beaten and slightly injured by a group of people over the Macedonia issue. The incident took place outside the hangout of  ‘Bulldogs’, supporters of local football club “Blck Storm” in Kalamata, Peloponnese, on Sunday afternoon. The MP had just left a football match and was …

Read More »

“No other Macedonia but ours” says FYROM’s Zaev and angers Greece

“There is no other Macedonia but ours,” Prime Minister of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev said in an interview to FYROM’s state agency MIA on Friday afternoon. “The northern part of Greece is Greece, the western part of Bulgaria is Bulgaria. This is our Macedonia and there will …

Read More »

FYROM PM Zaef violates the Prespes Agreement, says Greece

Prime Minister of FYROM Zoran Zaef violates the Prespes Agreement says Greece and criticizes him for using the name “Macedonia” instead of “North Macedonia.” Defense Minister and Tsipras’ junior coalition government partner Panos Kammenos revealed on Monday morning that the Greek Prime Minister called Zaef and told him that he …

Read More »

Majority of FYROM population supports name change, poll reveals

The majority of population in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) supports Macedonia agreement with Greece and intends to vote Yes in the relevant referendum on September 30, a poll revealed. A new survey showed that FYROM’s population supports both the NATO and EU membership bids and the new …

Read More »

Russian FM Lavrov cancels visit to Greece in diplomatic row

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s planned visit to Greece this autumn has been reportedly cancel, as “the timing is no longer suitable,” Russia’s ambassador to Athens  Andrei Maslov told TASS news agency on Thursday.  Greek officials had invited Lavrov in June before the diplomatic row over Macedonia and FYROM broke …

Read More »

Zaev claims “Greek businessmen” fund violent protests in FYROM against Macedonia deal

FYROM prime minister Zoran Zaev claimed that Greek pro-Russian businessmen pay for “violent protests” in his country with the aim to influence Referendum voters over the Macedonia agreement. In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Zaev claimed further that the aim of these actions is to stop his country from joining …

Read More »

NATO formally invites FYROM to begin membership talks

NATO has formally invited FYROM to begin membership talks on joining the North Atlantic alliance. The invitation was issued on July 11 after the NATO Summit meeting in Brussels of heads of states from the 29 members. The invitation was expected after FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Greek Prime …

Read More »

“We don’t accept behaviors violating international laws,” says Greece on Russian diplomats

“We don’t accept behaviors that violate the international law,” government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Wednesday confirming in fact media reports that Greece plans to expel two Russian diplomats and ban entrance to Greece for another two. So far no official statement has been issued by the Greek Foreign Ministry …

Read More »

Kammenos warns “either elections or referendum or 180 ratification votes” for Macedonia Agreement

The Macedonia Agreement will not be ratified without the consent of the people, Tsipras’ junior coalition partner ANEL said on Tuesday morning. In a press conference called early in the morning, ANEL leader and Greece’s Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos said there has to be either elections or a referendum on …

Read More »

Macedonia protesters clash with police in Athens & Thessaloniki

Macedonia protesters clashed with police outside the Greek Palriament in downtown Athens on Sunday. Carrying Greek flags and banners showing the Greek flag with the sun of Vergina, protesters defied the summer heat and gathered in central Athens to protest the Macedonia Agreement between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic …

Read More »