Monthly Archives: June 2018

Skopje and Athens to Most likely Publish name Deal simultaneously

The Macedonian and Greek governments will most likely publish the text of the agreement on the name at the same time, perhaps as early as Thursday. In the meantime, parts of the deal appeared in Greece’s media on Wednesday as a non-paper submitted by Greek governmental sources, which were dismissed in Skopje as interpretations not matching the items of the ...

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PM Zaev: Name issue Deal reached – name ‘Republic of North Macedonia’

A solution to the name issue has been reached, PM Zoran Zaev said at a press-conference on Tuesday. ‘The Republic of North Macedonia’ will be the new name for overall use that will be specified with a constitutional amendment, according to him. “Resolving the dispute with Greece, we are building friendship that has never been greater. We are building a ...

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Name issue Deal reached, Greek PM Tsipras tells President Pavlopoulos

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday that Athens and Skopje had reached a historic agreement over the name issue. “I have good news, a while ago we reached an agreement with the Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on an issue which has been on our minds for many years,” Tsipras told Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos ...

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Mogherini and Hahn congratulate Zaev and Tsipras on reaching Name deal

OK  “We wholeheartedly congratulate Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev for their determination and leadership in reaching this historic agreement between their countries, which contributes to the transformation of the entire region of South-East Europe. This achievement belongs to the leaders of the two countries and their teams, but first and foremost it belongs to all the citizens of ...

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NATO Sec Gen Stoltenberg describes Name agreement as Historic

“I warmly welcome the agreement reached between Prime Ministers Tsipras and Zaev on a solution to the name dispute between Athens and Skopje,” NATO Sec Gen Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday. He described the agreement as historic. “This historic agreement is testament to many years of patient diplomacy, and to the willingness of these two leaders to solve a dispute ...

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UN mediator Nimetz welcomes Name agreement

UN mediator Matthew Nimetz welcomed on Tuesday the name issue deal. “I would like to congratulate the parties for reaching a successful conclusion to the talks and for resolving the difference between them. I have no doubt this agreement will lead to a period of enhanced relations between the two neighbouring countries and especially between their people. In that context, ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Leader Criticises Government over Name Deal

On Tuesday, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, described the agreement over the name dispute as capitulation and defeat. “The whole situation about the competences of the institution for running the processes needs to be clarified, i.e. which institution has the competence to sign such international types – the government or the President of the country. VMRO-DPMNE’s stands are known, ...

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Museums

There are more than several worthwhile museums around Skopje.   The Museum of the City of Skopje   Museum of Macedonia   Archaeological Museum of Macedonia   Macedonian Museum of Natural History

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Buss routes

Skopje has good bus coverage with reasonable fees. An electronic payments system is used, available with either a prepaid card or by phone payment. The full bus schedule can be found here: http://jsp.com.mk/VozenRed.aspx or here: http://jsp.com.mk/PlanskiVozenRed.aspx  

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Zaev and Tsipras have Telephone conversation

PM Zoran Zaev and Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras had a one-hour-long telephone conversation on Monday. As the Macedonian government explained, Zaev and Tsipras talked about the remaining issues and reviewed several ideas for solutions. The conversation, the Macedonian government added, lasted from 2 to 3 p.m. local Macedonian time. Following the one-hour-long conversation, they agreed to talk again on Tuesday. ...

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