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PM Zaev Interview with Greek Daily

There is no better than the Prespa Agreement for both nations, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says in an exclusive interview with the Greek daily ‘Ta Nea’, voicing belief that the Macedonian lawmakers will respect the will of citizens who voted in the referendum.  Ahead of the parliament voting on constitutional revision, Zaev points out that the realization of the vision ...

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Tsipras Says no Alternative for EU and NATO Integration, but Prespa Deal

There are no alternatives for the neighbouring country aside from the Prespa Agreement, which is a unique and irreplaceable opportunity for the two nations and for stability in the Balkans, Greek Prime Minister Alexsis Tsipras told the SYRIZA Central Committee. “If our neighbors reject it, they have to know and I will say honestly that there are no alternatives for ...

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US State Department Supports Prespa Agreement

The United States support the Prespa Agreement and its full implementation, a State Department official told Greek web-portal Real.gr. Asked by Real.gr’s correspondent about the U.S. administration’s stance regarding the Plan B of Panos Kammenos, leader of the Greek government junior coalition partner, allegedly presented during a meeting with Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell, ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Allegations at Government

The government is in panic, pressures and threats are a futile attempt to instil fear. This was VMRO-DPMNE’s reaction to SDSM appeal for support to the constitutional amendments. According to the opposition, the entire domestic and international public is witness that the SPO is used for apparent political persecution of former VMRO-DPMNE functionaries. The Public Prosecutor’s Office is also fully ...

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Vice PM Osmani on Charges against Him and Political Situation

Vice PM for EU Affairs Bujar Osmani is convinced in the honesty of his actions as Health Minister, saying the SPO procedure should prove this. He said that if there was any irregularity in his work he would have personally tendered resignation. “Regardless of the new situation my support to the SPO remains and I will do my best to ...

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Constitutional Amendments to be Discussed on Monday

Members of the Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Issues adopted Friday the government’s motion for constitutional revision stemming from the Prespa Agreement by 10 votes ‘for’ and seven ‘against’. The Committee also tasked the government to draft and submit the constitutional amendments to the Parliament in 15 days. A two-third majority is necessary for the Parliament to launch the legal procedure ...

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Macedonia Marks National Uprising Day

The Macedonian people’s uprising – October 11 symbolizes our ancient desire for freedom and justice, a country that will defend these values and a future that will guarantee them. On this day 77 years ago, such ambitions and desires seemed completely impossible. Our cities, villages, our region, our Europe at those moments experienced the most difficult days, doomed to violence, ...

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EPP Might Exclude VMRO-DPMNE from own Ranks

VMRO-DPMNE could be expelled from the European People’s Party (EPP) if it persisted with its non-constructive attitude towards the Prespa Agreement, EPP members say. The EPP is the largest and most influential political group in the European Union, bringing together almost all center-right parties of the EU member and candidate states. The EPP currently includes 77 parties and partners from ...

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Macedonia to Officially Launch Accession Talks on Oct. 18-19

Macedonia on Oct. 18-19 at the NATO headquarters in Brussels will officially launch accession talks to join the Alliance. The government yesterday at a session reviewed and passed an information on forming a working committee tasked with realizing the accession talks, government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski told a news conference Wednesday. Macedonia, he said, is fully prepared for these talks. The ...

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Tsipras – Steinmeier Meeting: Prespa Agreement Brave Step

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at their Thursday’s meeting in Athens assessed the Prespa Agreement as courageous and brave step. Steinmeier welcomed the agreement between Macedonia and Greece, expressing regret for the outcome of the referendum, while Tsipras said that the Prespa Agreement is a model of understanding and mutual respect for two nations. “I hope ...

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