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October 13 Marks The Death of Macedonia's Heroic Officer, Pavlos Melas

October 13 is the day that marks the death of one of the most important defenders of Macedonia's struggle for freedom; the death of the Hellenic Army's officer Pavlos Melas. Melas, born in 1870 in France's Marseille, was the son...

Colossal Amphipolis Monument to Open Possibly by 2021

Greece's Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni visited on Friday the monument of Casta in ancient Amphipolis, near the city of Serres in Central Macedonia, Greece. After her visit, Mendoni described it as "a very rare monument of exceptional...

Thessaloniki Pride 2019: Thousands March To Celebrate Diversity

Thousands of people marched on the streets of Thessaloniki on Saturday, June 22 to mark the city's 8th Pride celebration. This year, Thessaloniki Pride commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York, when people at the gay...

Greece to Restore Palace of Pella, the Birthplace of Alexander the Great

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) decided earlier this week to approve a study which aims to preserve, restore and put on display two buildings of the massive Royal Palace complex of Ancient Pella in Greece's Central Macedonia. This resolution comes...

North Macedonia Begins Renaming State Institutions, Agencies

The government in Skopje requested on Wednesday that more than 130 institutions and agencies change their signage on the entrances to their premises, as stipulated by the terms of the Prespa Agreement signed with Greece. Government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski also...

Greece's PM Tsipras Announces Visit to Skopje

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Friday that he will be making an official visit to the recently renamed North Macedonia. He would be the first Greek PM to do so. Speaking at the Delphi Economic Forum, Tsipras said that...

State Department's Palmer Lauds Greece as Attractive Investment Destination

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer sent a strong message to foreign investors, saying that, after the ratification of the Prespa Agreement, Greece has become the most attractive investment destination in the western Balkans. At a Wednesday press...

At Least One Injured in "Macedonia" Protest in Northern Greece (video)

Police in the northern Greek town of Ptolemaida used tear gas on Wednesday to break up a demonstration in the center of the town which had been called as a protest against the Prespa Agreement. One person was injured following...

Four Regions in Greece Named Among Europe's Poorest

Four regions in Greece were included in the list of the poorest in Europe, according to a report from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, which was published on Tuesday. East Macedonia-Thrace, Epirus, the North Aegean and West Macedonia all have...

Greece Blasts BBC for Report on "Oppressed Macedonian Minority"

Athens responded to a BBC report on Sunday which alleged that there is a "Macedonian minority" in the country which "has been oppressed for decades," saying that this is an inaccurate and distorted view. A high-ranking diplomatic source told the...