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Tsipras and Zaev awarded Ewald von Kleist Prize for their contribution to peace

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his North-Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev were awarded the Ewald-von-Kleist-Prize at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. They were honored with the Award for their contribution to peace and conflict management. For almost one minute the audience applauded the two statesmen who managed to solve …

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Tsipras – Zaev officially nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras and his counterpart from North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev have been officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, state news agency amna.gr reports on Tuesday evening. Tsipras and Zaev were nominated by European Parliament groups for having managed to end a 26-year-old conflict with …

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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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Zaev wins FYROM’s name change vote and sets Greece’s coalition on fire

The Parliament of FYROM approved the proposal to start the process to rename the country’s name into “North Macedonia.” The voting Friday midnight was just the first but important step on the way to NATO and European Union accession. However, the process is lengthy before FYROM can ratify the Prespes …

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ND spokesperson “secret” meeting with FYROM Zaev sets Greece’s politics on fire

A German newspaper has set the Greek political landscape on fire after it revealed that a close aide of leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis from conservative New Democracy had two secret meetings with FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. MEP Maria Spyraki and ND spokesperson reportedly met with Zaef in December 2017 and …

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Tsipras and Zaev possible nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev are among the favorites to become nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for the Prespes Agreement to end a 26-year-old Macedonia name dispute. “It is hard to say who is nominated and who is not nominated, because that …

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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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Merkel to visit Skopje on Sept 8, on FYROM’s Independence Day

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is going to visit capital of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Skopje on 8 September. Merkel’s visit coincides with the FYROM’s Independence Day. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was apparently surprised by the news and said that he hoped that Meriel would arrive on Saturday in …

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Zaev admits there is no documentation “Greek-Russian businessman” funded anti-Macedonia protests

FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that there was no need for the country’s authorities to submit documents to Greece that want to begin investigations that it was a Greek businessman of Russian origin who was named as the financier for the protests of the fan group “Komiti” in “Macedonia.” …

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Zaev claims “Greek businessmen” fund violent protests in FYROM against Macedonia deal

FYROM prime minister Zoran Zaev claimed that Greek pro-Russian businessmen pay for “violent protests” in his country with the aim to influence Referendum voters over the Macedonia agreement. In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Zaev claimed further that the aim of these actions is to stop his country from joining …

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NATO formally invites FYROM to begin membership talks

NATO has formally invited FYROM to begin membership talks on joining the North Atlantic alliance. The invitation was issued on July 11 after the NATO Summit meeting in Brussels of heads of states from the 29 members. The invitation was expected after FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Greek Prime …

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FYROM’s Zaev proposes “Greece should open its Constitution” and “International Treaty”

Prime Minister of FYROM, Zoran Zaev, proposed that Greece should open its Constitution so “we can see how Greece is taking care of Greeks outside Greece.” To Greece’s proposal for FYROM’s Constitutional change, Zaev made a counter-proposal with an international treaty instead of a bilateral agreement on the Macedonia name …

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FYROM PM Zaev: No need to change the Constitution to show we have no irredentistic claims

One step forwards, two steps backwards. FYROM may rename the Skopje airport and the highway leading to the Greek border as a good will gesture. But it is not willing to take another step, which Greece considers as one of the most crucial: to change its Constitution and erase irredentist …

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Zaev announces FYROM will accept “geographic qualifier” in Macedonia name dispute

“We are prepared for a geographic qualifier,” Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev announced on Tuesday. He added that FYROM will rename Skopje’s airport and the highway linking the capital of FYROM to the Greece border. Under the previous nationalist government, the airport was named …

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FYROM PM Zaev announces first steps towards Macedonia name solution

A high level meeting between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his counterpart from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev on the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos showed that both sides are keen to finally solve the name dispute. In the joint press conference that …

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