Prespa Agreement

Former Greek PM Tsipras, Zaev Receive Hessian Peace Prize for Prespa Agreement

The Hessian Peace Prize for 2020 has been awarded jointly to the former Prime Minister of Greece, main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras, and the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, it was announced on Monday. The decision was...

North Macedonia’s Labor Minister Sacked for Using ”Republic of Macedonia” Sign

The North Macedonian Parliament decided on Saturday to sack Labor Minister Rashela Mizrahi from the caretaker government of the country, after using the old and disputed name ''Republic of Macedonia'' during a public speech. Sixty-two Parliamentarians voted in favor of her...

''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 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...

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...