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Bulgaria Blocks Start of North Macedonia’s EU Accession Talks

The nation of Bulgaria refused to give its approval for North Macedonia, the former nation of FYROM, to begin the preliminary talks to join the European Union on Tuesday. The surprise move in effect stops the accession process of the small...

Greek Prosecutor Probes Allegations of Threats Over Prespa

A Greek prosecutor on Saturday ordered an investigation into allegations that lawmakers from the Independent Greeks party (ANEL) received threats telling them not to vote for the ratification of the Prespa agreement. Two news websites alleged that a prominent member...

FYROM to Host 'Macedonia' Deal-Signing Ceremony with Greece

The signing ceremony for the historic agreement between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the naming dispute will be held north of the border, according to Greek media reports. Greece's Kathimerini newspaper reports the ceremony will take...

Environment Ministry Tables Bill Ratifying Protection of Prespa Park

Environment and Energy Minister Sokratis Famellos has tabled a bill in parliament that would ratify the International Agreement on the Protection and Sustainable Development of Prespa Park in northern Greece. The bill would continue to protect the park as a natural...

Prespa: Endless Natural Wealth

Prespa is the name of two freshwater lakes in southeast Europe, shared by Albania, Greece and FYROM. They are the highest tectonic lakes in the Balkans, standing at an altitude of 853 m (2,798 ft). The Great Prespa Lake, also...