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Greece Highlights Conditions for North Macedonian, Albanian EU talks

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday expressed his government's support for the EU aspirations of North Macedonia and Albania, but added that the two countries must fully respect international agreements as well as the rights of ethnic groups. Addressing an...

''Macedonia the Great'': Greece's New Official Trademark for Macedonian Products

The new, official commercial trademark which will be used for all products originating from Macedonia, Greece was presented during the Thessaloniki Summit on Thursday. This move is part of 2018's Prespa Agreement and the resulting implications it caused in commerce, as...

Greece Warns North Macedonia it Must Adhere to Prespa Agreement

The Greek government will “continue to closely monitor” North Macedonia's full adherence to its obligations according to the Prespa Agreement, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Tuesday. Charging North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev with “once again taking advantage of...

North Macedonia PM Zaev Warns EU's Stance Puts Prespa Agreement in Danger

The Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, warned on Monday that the Prespa Agreement could be in danger due to the EU's decision not to begin accession negotiations with the Balkan Republic. "There is a link between the implementation...

Nationalist Opposition in North Macedonia Challenges Prespa Agreement

The stalemate over North Macedonia's accession to the European Union due to the French veto has reignited nationalist sentiments there, with the main opposition party threatening to challenge the name deal with Greece signed in June of 2018. A senior member...

What the Future Holds for the Prespa Agreement After North Macedonia's Political Turmoil

The recent resignation announcement from the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev and his promise to hold a snap election, has raised questions about the fate of the Prespa Agreement. Last year's compromise between Athens and Skopje that led...

North Macedonia PM Zaev Resigns, Snap Elections Announced

The Prime Minister of North Macedonia announced on Saturday that his country will hold snap elections, as his government resigned over the EU's decision not to begin accession talks with Skopje. PM Zaev is expected to visit the President of...

Political Turmoil in North Macedonia After EU Nixes Skopje’s Accession Hopes

Political turmoil has erupted in North Macedonia after the European Council decided not to begin accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, a step along the path that would have led to their future accession to the Union. Stevo Pendarovski,...

France Blocks EU Accession Talks With North Macedonia, Albania

European Union ministers have failed to reach a consensus on whether they should open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia amid stiff opposition from France. Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said the meeting that the EU ministers held on Tuesday...

Greek and North Macedonian Army Chiefs Sign Airspace Patrol Agreement

A technical agreement for the patrolling of North Macedonian airspace by Greek fighter jets was signed on Monday in Thessaloniki. The agreement was signed by the General Christos Christodoulou, Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, and Lieutenant General...