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Prespes Border Crossing Between Greece and North Macedonia Reopens After 52 Years

The Greek parliament will ratify the decision to reopen the border crossing in the region of the Prespes Lakes between Greece and North Macedonia next week. The landmark decision was announced by Greece's Alternate Foreign Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou in a Wednesday...

Dozens of Athens Schools Participate in Student Parade for March 25th

Dozens of Athens schools participated in the annual student parade passing through the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Parliament celebrating March 25th on Sunday. The students paraded through streets in central Athens while thousands of...

First Greece-North Macedonia Ministerial Meeting Takes Place in Athens

The first meeting of the Special Inter-ministerial committee of Greece and North Macedonia took place in Athens on Monday. Greece's Alternate Foreign Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou opened the discussions by saying that "our aim is to add flesh and bones to...

Russia Officially Recognizes North Macedonia’s New Name

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that the country will now officially recognize the Republic of North Macedonia with its new constitutional name. Moscow decided to recognize the country's new name despite its strong disapproval of the Prespa Agreement...

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...