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Halkidiki: One of two missing tourists found swimming 14 n.m. off Kassandra coast

Οne of two men who went missing on Saturday in the sea region of Possidi, Halkidiki, was found and rescued 14 nautical miles off the area he went into the water. 30-year-old Ivan managed to survive 20 hours in rough sea thanks to a children’s ball he found randomly floating …

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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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Greece Civil Aviation extends flight ban, non-EU citizens entry

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority extended the flight ban from several non-EU countries until the middle of the month August 2020 as the obligation to citizens from specific countries to enter only with negative Covid-19 test. These are new air instructions (notams) issued by the Civil Aviation Service, will be valid …

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Greece Civil Aviation extends ban for flights from Sweden, Turkey, non-EU

Greece ‘s Civil Aviation issued several air instructions (NOTAMS) on Thursday regarding direct flights to countries such as Sweden and Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia, the entry of non-EU citizens as well as instructions related to Passenger Locator Form (PLF). Sweden The flight ban for direct flights from Sweden to …

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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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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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“Prespes Agreement is at risk, some chapters may freeze,” says PM Zaef

Prime minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, has warned that a decision not to launch European Union accession talks with the Balkan nation may put the Prespes Agreement at risk as th ename deal and accession to EU are intrinsically linked. Speaking to the Greek edition of Euronews in Skopje …

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Mitsotakis: “Prespes Agreement was negative for Greece, but I won’t…”

“I still believe that the Prespes Agreement was a negative agreement for Greece, but I will not expose the country to adventures,” Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said during an event in Thessaloniki. “Without risking the slightest destabilization we will closely monitor our neighbors’ obligations, our neighbors’ compliance with their …

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Greek Gov’t spokesman: Prespes “Agreement is harmful as we said in the beginning”

“We signed an agreement whose implementation depends on the volition of others. This aspect proves that this agreement is harmful, as we have said from the beginning,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Tuesday commenting on the Prespes Agreement and the French veto to accession talks between North Macedonia and …

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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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