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Greece Wants to Be North Macedonia’s ‘Closest Ally and Best Friend’

Greece wants to be "North Macedonia's closest ally and its best friend," Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias said on Tuesday during a meeting with his counterpart Bujar Osmani in North Macedonia. Noting that the faithful implementation of the Prespa...

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...

Political Turmoil in North Macedonia After EU Nixes Skopje’s Accession Hopes

Political turmoil has erupted in North Macedonia after the European Council decided not to begin accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, a step along the path that would have led to their future accession to the Union. Stevo Pendarovski,...

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...

NATO ''Ready to Welcome'' North Macedonia

NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday a Skopje audience ''NATO is ready to welcome you,'' referring to North Macedonia and its bid to join the powerful military alliance. Delegations from NATO and North Macedonia met on Monday in...

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...

Thessaloniki-Skopje Oil Pipeline To Reopen This Year

Hellenic Petroleum chairman and CEO Efstathios Tsotsoros said on Wednesday that the existing oil pipeline between Thessaloniki and Skopje could resume operation as soon as the end of this year. Speaking with the state-run AMNA news agency, Tsotsoros noted that...

Greece Becomes the Second Largest Investor in North Macedonia

Greece's importance in the economy of North Macedonia is becoming even more clear after the ratification of the Prespa Agreement, as the country became the second largest investor in North Macedonia for the year of 2018. The role of Greek businesses...

Greek Premier Tsipras on Historic First Visit to Skopje

The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is visiting Skopje on Tuesday, in the first official visit of a Greek Premier to the newly-named country of North Macedonia. Tsipras' visit to Skopje inaugurates a new era in relations between Greece and North...