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North Macedonia Places Sign on Alexander the Great Statue Admitting He Was Greek

Authorities in North Macedonia on Friday erected a sign at the base of the massive statue of Alexander the Great in the center of Skopje, admitting that the conqueror ''belonged to ancient Hellenic history and civilization.'' The event was publicized by Nikos...

Cyprus to Establish Diplomatic Relations With North Macedonia

The Republic of Cyprus will establish full diplomatic relations with the newly-named Republic of North Macedonia, it was made public on Wednesday. The news was released by officials of the two countries in Lagonissi, Greece, during the annual conference hosted...

August Deadline Looms for North Macedonia to Remove Star of Vergina

Following the signing of the Prespa Agreement by Greece and North Macedonia earlier this year, the deadline is looming to rename monuments as well as remove the Star of Vergina from public places in North Macedonia. The stipulations must...

Greek People Haven't Forgotten Controversial Prespa Agreement of One Year Ago

One year ago, the government of Alexis Tsipras, with the support of Panos Kammenos, signed the controversial Prespa agreement, giving the small Balkan country north of Greece the name "North Macedonia" despite the strenuous objections of the vast majority of Greek people. "The agreement...

North Macedonia's Zaev Admits Remaining Issues With Greece Could Impede EU Membership

The Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev gave an interview to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemaine Zeitung on Thursday in which he admitted that his country's prospects of joining the EU could be hindered if remaining issues with Greece are not resolved. Zaev...

NATO ''Ready to Welcome'' North Macedonia

NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday a Skopje audience ''NATO is ready to welcome you,'' referring to North Macedonia and its bid to join the powerful military alliance. Delegations from NATO and North Macedonia met on Monday in...

Greece and North Macedonia Upgrade Respective Offices to Official Embassies

The nations of Greece and North Macedonia on Friday exchanged ''notes verbales'' declaring that their liaison offices in Athens and Skopje respectively are now official embassies of the countries. The two countries had never had official embassies, due to the long-lasting...

EU Commission Proposes Immediate Accession Negotiations for Albania, North Macedonia

The European Commission released its annual assessments and recommendations regarding ''Reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey'' on Wednesday. In the report, it proposes the immediate opening of accession negotiations for Albania and North Macedonia, but not for the...

Greek Fighter Jets Begin Policing North Macedonian Airspace

The first flight of a Greek F-16 fighter jet over North Macedonia took place on Tuesday, initiating the Greek policing of the country's airspace. The purpose of the mission was to locate any blank sectors of the radar and to...