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Greek Ministers from “Independent Greece” voice Support to Government

The Greek Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura and the deputy Minister of Agriculture Vassilis Kokalis, both coming from the party “Independent Greeks” lead by the former Greek DM Panos Kammenos, voiced open support to the Greek government and the Prespa Agreement. Both Kountoura and Kokalis made these statements while attending a tourism fair in China. “I am deeply convinced that ...

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France welcomes adoption of Prespa Agreement

The Spokeswoman of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Agnes Von Der Muhll released a statement in which France welcomes the adoption of the Prespa Agreement by the Macedonian Parliament. “France welcomes the adoption of the Prespa Agreement by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. This agreement is very good and guarantees the stability not only of Macedonia, but the ...

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Parliament adopts all Constitution Change Amendments from Prespa Agreement

The Parliament of Macedonia officially adopted on Friday all the four amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia included in the Prespa Agreement, with ultimate purpose for resolving the name dispute with Greece. 81 MPs, from the ruling alliance, from Albanian parties from the opposition, along with the 8 independent MPs from VMRO-DPMNE, supported the adoption of the constitutional ...

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PM Zaev addresses Nation after adoption of Prespa Agreement

The PM Zoran Zaev addressed the nation via a press conference held at the Government of Macedonia, after the Parliament adopted the Prespa Agreement and the amendments for constitutional changes and change of the name of the country to “Republic of North Macedonia”. “I would like to thank all the MPs that gave support for the adoption of this agreement. ...

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VMRO-DPMNE leader Mickoski demands Early Parliament Election

The leader of VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski held at the party’s headquarters in Skopje a press conference right after the Parliament of Macedonia adopted the Prespa Agreement. Mickoski demands immediate dissolution of the Parliament of Macedonia, and early parliamentary election along with the presidential one, which is to take place in the spring of 2019. “VMRO-DPMNE is strongly convinced that the ...

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Reactions in Greece after adoption of Prespa Agreement in Skopje

The Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos resigned his position in the Greek government, and his party Independent Greeks left the ruling alliance in the Greek Parliament, after the Macedonian Parliament fully adopted the Prespa Agreement for resolution of the name issue between the two countries. Kammenos announced in several previous occasions that he will abandon the ruling alliance once time ...

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Mogherini, Hahn congratulate Macedonia on Prespa Agreement adoption

The EU high Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and the EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn released a joint statement congratulating Macedonia on the adoption of the Prespa Agreement. “We express our wholehearted congratulations on the Parliament’s vote on the constitutional changes today. This is a crucial step in implementing the historic Prespa agreement. Political leaders and citizens ...

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International Reactions to Prespa Agreement adoption in Macedonian Parliament

The Sec Gen of NATO Jens Stoltenberg congratulated via Twitter the Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev on the adoption of the Prespa Agreement by the Macedonian Parliament. “I congratulate PM Zaev on the adoption of the Prespa Agreement. NATO keeps on supporting the full implementation of this agreement which is important for the stability of the entire Balkan region,” Stoltenberg wrote ...

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Session for constitutional Changes postponed for Friday

The session for the constitutional changes was postponed for Friday. A deal between the government and Bilall Kasami’s BESA on the nationality issue wasn’t reached. BESA isn’t giving up on its demand for removal of the word “Macedonians” for those that aren’t ethnic Macedonians. Though PM Zoran Zaev said “Macedonian/ citizen of the Republic of North Macedonia” had to remain, ...

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Ex-PM Gruevski: ‘Puppet’ government Determined to go Against people’s Will

On his official Facebook page, former PM Nikola Gruevski commented on the latest developments in the constitutional changes process. As he wrote, the MPs from the majority, “this isn’t a night to sleep” because it is actually the last chance for them to think and change their mind by putting national interest above party and personal ones. According to Gruevski, ...

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