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EU hails ratification of Prespes Agreement. Time to talk Debt Relief?

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn issued a joint statement welcoming the ratification of the Prespes Agreement by the Greek Parliament. “We warmly welcome the next crucial step in the ratification of the Prespa agreement, taken with today’s vote …

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“North Macedonia was born today,” says Tsipras after Prespes ratification

“Today is a historic day for Greece,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a long statement after the Greek Parliament ratified the Prespes Agreement. ” North Macedonia was born today,” he added among others stressing “the result of today’s vote has no winners and losers.” “The day was historic for …

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Zaev congratulates Tsipras for ratification of Prespes Agreement

FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev congratulated Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after the successful ratification of the Prespes Agreement by the Palriament Friday afternoon. Zaev sent his wishes via his private account on Twitter. Congratulations my friend @tsipras_eu, together with our peoples we reached a historical victory. Long live the …

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Greek Parliament ratifies Prespes Agreement with 153 YES

The Greek Palriament ratified the historical Prespes Agreement with 153 YES. The majority was achieved with 145 SYRIZA votes as well as with the votes of ministers Kountoura (ex ANEL) and  Papakosta (independent), two votes from To Potami (Theodorakis, Mavrotas) and the votes of  DIMAR (Theocharopoulos), Democratic Left (Lykoudis), ex …

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Acropolis in Anti-Imperialist mood: Communist KKE banner against Prespes deal

Members of the Greek communist party KKE climbed to Acropolis early morning Thursday and hanged a banner against the Prespes Agreement that will be voted and ratified later today. The banner had messages against the Agreement both in Greek and English. The KKE said that the Prespes Agreement serves the …

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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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“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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Prespes Agreement seriously harms Greece’s Coalition Government

Junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos and several of his ANEL lawmakers are determined to withdraw from the government once the Prespes Agreement will come to Greek Parliament for ratification. Constitutional procedures in FYROM are expected to conclude on Jan 15 and the Agreement to come to Greek Parliament towards end …

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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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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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