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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...

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...

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...

Seven Reasons Why Greek Voters Punished Tsipras on Sunday

Political analysts have often described the behavior of Greek voters during the economic crisis as "vote to punish" tactics. If a citizen disapproves of a government policy, they are likely to vote in favor of the opposition in order...

Russian Ambassador to Greece Claims ''Prespa Agreement Destabilizes Balkans''

Andrey Maslov, the Russian Ambassador to Greece, claimed in an interview on Wednesday that the Prespa Agreement destabilizes the Balkans. Speaking with Greece's ERT1 channel of the public broadcasting network, the Ambassador declared that North Macedonia had been pushed into...

Greek PM Tsipras' "Historic" Visit to Skopje Clouded by Unresolved Issues

The official visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to North Macedonia accompanied by ten cabinet members and some 140 Greek businessmen has been presented as "historic" by Maximos Mansion. The Greek government expressed its pleasure over the first...

Greek Prime Minister Visits Romania for First Time Since 2008 (video)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras paid an official visit to to Bucharest, Romania, on Friday, a full eleven years after former Greek PM Costas Karamanlis' visit in 2008. Tsipras stated that the eleven years since the last visit by a...