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Russia Hints it May Block Greece-FYROM Deal at the UN

Russia is implicitly threatening that it may block the Prespa agreement at the UN Security Council. In a statement on Monday, following the referendum in FYROM, the Russian foreign ministry says that the low turnout "means that the referendum cannot...

FYROM's Opposition to Support Constitutional Changes If Referendum Approved

Hristijan Mickoski, the leader of the main opposition VMRO-DPMNE party in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, speaking with journalists of broadcaster TV21, said that "we will respect the decision," referring to a possible positive outcome in the upcoming...

Support for 'Yes' Vote in FYROM Referendum at 41.5 pct – Poll

Support for a "yes" vote in FYROM on the upcoming referendum regarding the name issue is over 40 percent, according to a poll. The survey showed that 41.5 percent of respondents intend to say "yes" in the referendum that will...

FYROM Sets Sept. 30 as Date for Referendum on Name Deal with Greece

The parliament of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) set Sept. 30 as the date for a referendum on the country's NATO and EU membership bids and on its agreement with Greece on the country's name. On Monday, sixty-eight...

Yanis Varoufakis Hails Greek Bailout Referendum as 'Celebration of Democracy'

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis hailed the referendum of July 5, 2015 as a "celebration of Democracy", to mark its third anniversary. In a series of tweets in both English and Greek, Varoufakis says that "three years ago, today,...

Skopje PM Talks Up 'Macedonia' Name Deal Referendum

  Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) premier Zoran Zaev reiterated his party's position that a referendum over the country's UN-sanctioned name resolution is necessary, adding it would provide additional guarantees for Greece. "I don’t look at this issue as an obstacle....

Greek Government Partner Kammenos Demands a Referendum on FYROM Name

Defense Minister and leader of Independent Greeks Panos Kammenos has demanded that a referendum should take place after an agreement is struck between Athens and Skopje on the name of the former Yugoslav Republic. "The Greek people should be able...

Why Greece's First Lady Cries Every 5th of July

"Personally speaking, in the last three years, every 5th of July I cry with anger, with rage,  yes, literally," said the partner of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Betty Baziana. Greece's first lady gave her first ever interview to "Efimerida...

Catalonia to Vote on Independence from Spain on October 1st

Catalonia’s parliament has given the greenlight for an independence vote that Spain's government says is illegal. On Wednesday Catalan lawmakers passed a law to to establish an October 1 referendum on whether to declare independence from Spain. Spain's central government...

Tsipras to Varoufakis: Let's Take the €16 Bln of the European Central Bank

"What? There are 16 billion euros in cash scattered here and there, and we do not use them to load ATMs and make them work as normal?" Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told then finance minister Yanis Varoufakis in...