Greek Parliament: Prespa Agreement Ratification Session on Wednesday

The debate in the Greek Parliament for the ratification of the Prespa Agreement is officially scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. local time, and the vote will be on Thursday evening, sources from within the Greek Parliament confirm. This was decided at a meeting of the Greek Parliament Speaker Nikos Voutsis with his deputies. According to the same sources, the plenary session on Wednesday and Thursday will start at 10:00 a.m. local time. It could last until 02:00-03:00 a.m. the next day, depending on the number of MPs that will take part in the debate. On Monday, the Parliamentary Committee on National Defence and Foreign Affairs will convene at 05:00 p.m. local time to review the draft-law ratifying and enforcing the Prespa Agreement. If necessary, the committee will also hold a session on Tuesday. In meantime, Greek MP Giorgos Amiras announced that he is leaving the MP group of “To Pothami” due to the disagreements with other party members over the Prespa Agreement. After this, the MP group of “To Pothami” now counts 4 MPs in the Greek Parliament and can no longer be considered an MP group, because according to the codes of the Greek parliament, an MP group can be formed by a party only if it managed to win and retain no less than 5 seats in the Parliament.