Monthly Archives: June 2018

Name agreement Signed in Greek village of Psarades

On Sunday, FM Nikola Dimitrov and his Greek counterpart, Nikos Kotzias, signed in the Greek village of Psarades the Final Agreement for the Settlement of the Differences as described in the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 817 (1993) and 845 (1993), the Termination of the Interim Accord of 1995 and the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership between the Parties. The ...

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Reactions to Signing of name Agreement

The signing of the name deal on Sunday resulted in numerous reactions. VMRO-DPMNE organised a protest march in Bitola, where the leader, Hristijan Mickoski, said his party would not support “this disgraceful act” and support no constitutional change. “The time will come when there will be responsibility for this capitulation that they have served the country,” Mickoski pointed out. According ...

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Political reactions to Name row Agreement in Macedonia continue

“I strongly believe in the name agreement,” PM Zoran Zaev said following the government’s session on Thursday which had seen the deal with Athens unanimously adopted. As he added, with a clear and recognised identity for the Macedonian nation’s individuality, the issue is finally being closed, while the country’s future is being opened. The agreement has been declassified and available ...

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Commissioner Hahn once Again underlines Name deal’s Importance to region

In an interview with Austrian newspaper standard, the EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, says that the name deal between Skopje and Athens is of importance to the whole region. According to him, the EU should deliver on the made promises. Hahn expects Macedonia to receive a green light for a start of the accession ...

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Name issue: Golden Dawn MP calls for Military coup in Greece

On Friday, the atmosphere during the Greek Parliament’s no-confidence vote over the name agreement reached a boiling point when Golden Dawn MP Konstantinos Barbarousis called on the military to arrest the country’s leaders for treason of national interests and called for them to be publicly liquidated in Prespa. “As the country’s political leadership is not legislating in the nation’s interests ...

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Name Issue: Greek PM Tsipras Survives No-confidence Motion

On Saturday, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras survived the no-confidence motion over the name agreement. Parliament rejected New Democracy’s initiative with a majority of 153 votes. The Greek PM said the name was good, adding that it was not true that he and FM Nikos Kotzias were traitors. In his view, it is actually New Democracy that creates new problems for ...

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President Ivanov not to Support and sign Name deal

“Today, the agreement reached between Zaev and Tsipras was submitted to me for insight for the first time. At the meeting with PM Zoran Zaev and FM Nikola Dimitrov, I told them this was a personal agreement of theirs, a personal decision of theirs and personal responsibility of theirs,” President Gjorge Ivanov said on Wednesday. According to him, the deal ...

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NATO Sec Gen: Membership invitation to Arrive once Name deal is Finalised

In an interview with MIA, NATO Sec Gen Jens Stoltenberg, asked about the procedure in terms of how Macedonia will get an invitation at the Summit in July, says that the Alliance has already made a decision that Macedonia will be invited once the name issue is resolved. As he adds, that decision was made in Bucharest in 2008. Stoltenberg ...

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Name deal: President Ivanov leaves Meeting with PM Zaev and FM Dimitrov

The meeting over the name deal that PM Zoran Zaev and FM Nikola Dimitrov had with President Gjorge Ivanov on Wednesday morning over the name issue lasted just 2 minutes. Ivanov stopped and left the meeting, refusing to listen to their arguments. According to the government, Zaev and Dimitrov had a constructive attempt to present and discuss the content of ...

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Hahn: President Ivanov should Act responsibly Regarding name Issue

According to the EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, it’s improper for a president to refuse to talk with a PM, an FM in order to get first-hand information. “I think the PM and the FM were fully respecting the constitutional instructions and I can only call on the President urgently to assume responsibility. This ...

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