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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...

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...

North Macedonia Issues Reference Guidelines for International Media

The foreign ministry of the newly named Republic of North Macedonia issued guidelines for international media on how to refer to the country, its citizens and language, based on the Prespa Agreement it signed with Greece. The directive says that the...

FYROM Officially Changes Name to North Macedonia

The government in Skopje announced late on Tuesday that the Prespa Agreement, which changes the name of the country to North Macedonia, came into effect as of February 12. Earlier on Tuesday, Athens formally notified Skopje that the Hellenic Parliament...

Skopje Raises NATO Flag at Tuesday Ceremony

The nascent Republic of North Macedonia raised a NATO flag at its main government building today, as members of the military alliance continued to ratify the country’s accession agreement. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Tuesday thanked parliamentarians in Athens and Skopje...

Gains and Losses for Greece After the Birth of North Macedonia

The Greek and FYROM flags in front of Lake Prespa. File photo As of Monday, February 10, the little Balkan country north of Greece is officially named North Macedonia and has gained membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. For...

President Anastasiades Congratulates Tsipras on Prespa Accord

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades congratulated Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras over last week's ratification of the Prespa Agreement before their meeting in Nicosia on Wednesday. Anastasiades said that the Greek prime minister showed courage and boldness...

Tsipras Calls Opponents of Prespa Deal "Extreme Right Populists"(video)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was caught on camera on Tuesday telling EU leaders that the tens of thousands of Greek citizens who demonstrated in Athens against the name deal with FYROM were "extreme right populists". His inflammatory comments angered...

Mitsotakis Says Greece Should Veto Skopje's Accession to EU

As the Greek Parliament voted in favor to ratify the Prespa agreement on Friday, main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis released a statement saying that he is prepared to "fight" what might happen as a result of the deal. Mitsotakis said...