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Tsipras’ wife lays flowers at grave of Alexis Zorba in Skopje cemetery

The wife of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Betty Baziana laid flowers at the grave of Alexis Zorbas buried in Skopje. Alexis Zorbas whose real first name was “Georgios” was the inspiration for the famous novel of Cretan author Nikos Kazantzakis “Zorba the Greek” and the fictionalized version of mine …

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Prespes Agreement had a political cost, admits PM Tsipras ahead of visit to Skopje

The Prespes Agreement had a political cost, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras admitted a day before his visit to North Macedonia, the first of a Greek Prime Minister in the neighboring country. Speaking to North-Macedonian news agency MIA, Tsipras said that the price paid was that “a significant portion of …

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Kammenos: Greek tanks would take Skopje in 20 minutes

Former Defense Minister and fierce opponent of the Prespes Agreement, Panos Kammenos, said that North Macedonia is not a threat as Greek tanks would finish the neighboring country in 20 minutes. In an interview with local broadcaster TRT on Thursday, Kammenos said “We don’t fell any threat. Skopje is a …

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First direct commercial flight from Athens to Skopje after 15 years

The first direct commercial flight from Athens International Airport to Skopje took off at 6:40 p.m. on Thursday evening. On board of the plane was the deputy Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bujar Osmanli. Osmanli had arrived earlier in Athens just for the purpose to inaugurate …

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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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Macedonia name talks move forward, looks as if “Gorna Macedonja” qualifies

In his first historical visit to FYROM’s capital Skopje after the removal of Alexander the Great names and statues, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said he believes in a “honorable compromise” from which both countries will win. “You cannot get everything you have in your mind,” he said, following lengthy …

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Skopje mayor: Alexander the Great was never part of our regular history

Skopje mayor Petre Shilegov said Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) are showing a willingness to resolve the decades-old name dispute, in an interview with the Sunday edition of newspaper “Documento”. Speaking to the paper, Shilegov said: “When you want to solve a problem, you solve it. …

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UPD Big rescue operation underway after climber accident in Mt Olympus

A big rescue operation has been going on since Saturday morning to save a woman who has been injured in area Stephani in Mount Olympus. The health condition of the 35-year-old woman from FYROM (Skopje) is considered as serious. According to a statement, the Greek Rescue Team was informed about …

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