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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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Mitsotakis tells Zaef “Greece is obliged to honor the Prespes Agreement”

“Greece is obliged to honor the Prespes Agreement,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told North Macedonia counterpart Zoran Zaev. The two leaders met in New York on Tuesday at the sidelines of the UN Climate Summit 2019. It was the very first meeting between Zaef and Mitsotakis, who was a …

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Prespes Agreement “harmful, yes, but traitorous…” says Greek FM

Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Denias, has stressed the New Democracy government commitment to implement the Prespes Agreement pointing out that it is harmful’ but not traitorous, as ND used to claim when it was in the opposition. “In any case, at this time talking about betrayal, I don’t think it …

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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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Greece furious over north neighbor’s “Wines of Macedonia”

It came as expected and feared. Companies in North Macedonia omit the geographic term and sell their products with state labeling as simple “Macedonian.” And this despite the Prespes Agreement or because of it that apparently did not cover all issues between Greece and North Macedonia, ex FYROM, especially with …

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Trump congratulates Tsipras on ratification of Prespes Agreement

US President Donald Trump congratulated Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the ratification of the Prespes Agreement by the Greek Parliament. “The deal is an achievement of historical significance for the Balkans and also proof of the courage of Tsipras’ leadership,” Trump said in his letter. The US President added that …

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Prespes Agreement vote postponed for Friday, protesters outside Parliament

The voting for the Prespes Agreement has been postponed for 2:30 on Friday, Jan 25, Parliament Speaker Nikos Voutsis announced late on Thursday. The vote was scheduled to take place when the speakers would conclude, that is sometime between Thursday midnight and early Friday morning. However, given the fact that …

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Prespes Agreement approved by Committee of Greek Palriament

With a majority of votes, the Committee of National Defense and Foreign Affairs of the Greek Parliament approved the Prespes Agreement on Tuesday afternoon. The deal between Greece and FYROM will be now submitted to the Plenary for voting and ratification. The discussion and processing of the draft law ratifying …

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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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“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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FM Nikos Kotzias resigns after clash with Kammenos over Prespes Deal & funds

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias resigned early afternoon Wednesday after a cabinet meeting the previous day where he clashed with Defense Minister and junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos over the Prespes Agreement and as it seems also other issues. Nikos Kotzias considered that the Prime Minister and other cabinet ministers …

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Tsipras asks Ministers’ commitment “to not bring down the gov’t over Macedonia”

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has asked the government ministers to commit themselves to not bring down the government on the Macedonia name issue. Tsipras was addressing a cabinet meeting of the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government on Tuesday, with his junior partner Panos Kammenos to insist in not supporting the Prespes Agreement. …

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Gov’t rebukes Kammenos “Plan B” for Prespes Agreement with FYROM

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the SYRIZA flank of Greece’s coalition government distanced themselvesf from coalition partner Panos Kammenos and his Alternative Plan on Prespes Agreement. “The Greek government sticks to its commitment in the Prespes Agreement and respects [FYROM PM Zoran] Zaev’s efforts to pass the constitutional changes through …

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Prespes Agreement opponents organize “National Conference on Macedonia name”

The Pan-Macedonian confederation organizes a “National Conference on the Macedonia name issue” later this month in Athens. Aim of the conference is “to launch multilevel actions for the Greek citizens in and outside Greece who are affected by the Prespes Agreement and their individual and collective rights are violated” of …

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“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 …

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