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Former Greek PM Tsipras, Zaev Receive Hessian Peace Prize for Prespa Agreement

The Hessian Peace Prize for 2020 has been awarded jointly to the former Prime Minister of Greece, main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras, and the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, it was announced on Monday. The decision was...

North Macedonia PM Zaev Warns EU's Stance Puts Prespa Agreement in Danger

The Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, warned on Monday that the Prespa Agreement could be in danger due to the EU's decision not to begin accession negotiations with the Balkan Republic. "There is a link between the implementation...

North Macedonia PM Zaev Resigns, Snap Elections Announced

The Prime Minister of North Macedonia announced on Saturday that his country will hold snap elections, as his government resigned over the EU's decision not to begin accession talks with Skopje. PM Zaev is expected to visit the President of...

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,...

Greek PM Vows to Respect Prespa Deal in Meeting With North Macedonian Counterpart

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev  on Tuesday in New York that although he did not agree with the Prespa Agreement, Greece is obliged to honor it. Meeting his counterpart for the first time,...

North Macedonia's Zaev Admits Remaining Issues With Greece Could Impede EU Membership

The Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev gave an interview to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemaine Zeitung on Thursday in which he admitted that his country's prospects of joining the EU could be hindered if remaining issues with Greece are not resolved. Zaev...

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...

Thirty-three EU Lawmakers Nominate Tsipras, Zaev for Nobel Peace Prize

Thirty-three members of the European Parliament signed a letter addressed to Norway's Nobel Committee proposing that the prime ministers of Greece and North Macedonia be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. "This is the first time that such a pioneering...

Greek PM Tsipras' "Historic" Visit to Skopje Clouded by Unresolved Issues

The official visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to North Macedonia accompanied by ten cabinet members and some 140 Greek businessmen has been presented as "historic" by Maximos Mansion. The Greek government expressed its pleasure over the first...