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NATO Stoltenberg: FYROM full membership only with full ratification and positive referendum outcome

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, that the NATO will invite the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to be full member of the North Atlantic Alliance only if it ratifies the Macedonia Agreement with Greece and YES will prevail in the referendum. Arriving at the European Union Council …

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ANEL wants 180 votes for Macedonia Agreement; threats against MPs

Leader of ANEL and Tsipras’ junior coalition partner, Panos Kammenos, said on Wednesday, that he will ask the Prime Minister the Macedonia Agreement will pass through the Greek parliament with an enhanced majority of 180 votes. Kammenos statement comes the day the FYROM Parliament ratified the agreement. “We will do …

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EU to continue use name “FYROM” until Macedonia Agreement fully implemented

The European Commission and European institutions will continue to use the name “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” for Greece’s northern neighbour until the agreement signed by Athens and Skopje on Sunday is fully implemented, a spokesperson for European Commission Vice President and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security …

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Greece and FYROM sign Macedonia agreement as protesters clash with police (videos, picts)

While officials from Athens and Skopje were celebrating the “historic agreement,” protesters clashed with police nearby and in some villages church bells rang in mourning. In the small village of Psarades at the Prespes Lake, Greece and FYROM signed the Macedonia agreement that will rename the Former Yugoslav Republic of …

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Macedonia protesters clash with police until late Saturday, one injured (videos)

One protester was injured during clashes with police outside the Greek Palriament in Athens on Saturday. Clashes started early in the afternoon and continued until in the night, during and after the no-confidence vote against the government over the Macedonia agreement. Again and again, groups of protesters tried to raid …

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All ready for signing the Macedonia Agreement at Prespa Lake? Almost…

Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are preparing for the ceremony to sign the Macedonia agreement amid fierce opposition in both countries. Originally the agreement was schedule dot be signed Saturday, but the ceremony has been postponed for Sunday, due to a no-confidence vote in Greek Parliament later …

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ND leader Mitsotakis submits no-confidence vote against gov’t over Macedonia

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis of conservative New Democracy announced Thursday noon that he is submitting no-confidence vote against the government over the Macedonia agreement. “I want to see if  Mr. Tsipras has 154 votes for the Macedonia agreement,” Mitsotakis told the Plenary with a clear hint to coalition government …

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Church bells in Kalavryta to ring in mourning over Macedonia deal

The hardliner Metropolit of Kalavryta and Aigialia,  Amvrosios, has ordered the churches to ring the bells in mourning until Saturday, when Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and his FYROM counterpart, Zoran Zaef will sign the Macedonia Agreement. The bells will ring in mourning every morning from 11:00 am to 11:15 …

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Tsipras gov’ partner ANEL says they will down vote agreement with term “Macedonia”

Tsipras’ junior coalition government partner, Independent Greeks (ANEL) made it clear that they will down vote an agreement with FYROM if it contains the term “Macedonia.” In an extraordinary press conference on Tuesday morning, ANEL leader and Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, said: We are clear, we do not agree and …

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Crucial developments for Greece’s coalition after FYROM PM calls Tsipras on Macedonia agreement

The much anticipated phone call by FYROM Prime Minister,  Zoran Zaef, to his Greek counterpart, Alexis Tsipras, over the Macedonia agreement took place at 3 p.m. on Monday. No further details about the content of the conversation have been revealed, except that the phone call was in a “positive atmosphere,” …

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FYROM issues travel warning over Macedonia rallies in Greece

The Foreign Ministry of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has issued a travel warning over the Macedonia rallies in several Greek cities. FYROM is urging its citizens planning to travel to Greece on June 6th 2018, to avoid the cities where the rallies will be held “because they could …

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“Ball is in FYROM’s court,” says Greece as thousands protest agreement in Skopje

“The ball is in FYROM’s court,” Greece’s government spokesman, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Sunday. “The Greek government is waiting for  Mr Zaef [FYROM PM] to make the decisive step to reach an agreement. The ball is in their court,” the government spokesman said. Negoations between the foreign ministers of Greece …

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