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Greece closes chapter “Macedonia” with ratification of FYROM’s accession to NATO

The plenary of the Greek Parliament ratified the “Ratification of the Protocol of the North Atlantic Treaty for the Accession of North Macedonia” with a majority of 153 votes late on Friday. Opposition parties down voted the bill with 140 votes, one lawmaker voted “present.” During the roll-call voting procedure, …

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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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Greece ratifies Istanbul Convention on Preventing & Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

Greece has became the 32nd state and 19th EU member state to ratify the Istanbul Convention, formally known as the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (CETS 210). The country took this step just days after Croatia did the same, and a few …

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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 …

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