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Greek Parliament ratifies Prespa Agreement

With 153 votes in favour, 146 against and 1 abstaining from voting, the Parliament of Greece officially adopted and ratified on Friday the Prespa Agreement, which puts an end to the 27-year long dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the name of the latter. “Today we all mark the birth of the Republic of North Macedonia, which will be a ...

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Vote on Prespa Agreement adoption in Greek Parliament postponed for Friday

The Greek Parliament Speaker’s office informed that the vote on the ratification of the Prespa Agreement has been postponed for Friday. The delay aims to accommodate the large number of lawmakers who want to speak during the debate. The vote had been scheduled to take place late Thursday night, but the office said there would not have been enough time ...

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Debate over Prespa Agreement adoption starts in Greek Parliament

The session dedicated to the adoption of the Prespa Agreement started on Wednesday in the Greek Parliament. The debate is expected to proceed on Thursday as well, since 205 MPs have are to speak in the Parliament about the agreement. Among the first speakers was the Greek Alternate Foreign Minister Georgios Kathrougalos, who said that Greece is legally obliged to ...

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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 ...

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Protests in Athens against Prespa Agreement

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Sintagma square in Athens to protest against the adoption of the Prespa Agreement, which was already adopted by the Macedonian Parliament and is now to be adopted by the Greek Parliament. The protests started peacefully, but then turned violent as several protesters attempted to approach the building of the Greek Parliament, clashing with the ...

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Tsipras: Greek Public must be informed on Prespa Agreement content

The Greek PM Alexis Tsipras addressed the nation after surviving the confidence vote in the Greek parliament with a narrow majority of 151 out of 300 votes. “We shall not resort to actions like adoption of the Prespa Agreement in short or secret procedures. Our goal is to inform the Greek public about the content of this agreement, to hold ...

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Greek PM Tsipras survives Confidence vote with Support of 151 MPs

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his government survived a confidence vote on Wednesday. Tsipras clinched the support of 151 lawmakers in the 300 seat parliament, meeting the threshold he had set to avoid calling an early election. The Prime Minister said the win was a vote in favour of stability. Tsipras told journalists: “Today the Greek Parliament gave a ...

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Macedonian MoFA reacts to Statements of Russian MoFA on Prespa Agreement

The Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) issued an official reaction to the statement released by the Russian MoFA concerning the adoption of the Prespa Agreement in the Macedonian Parliament. In the statement, official Moscow claimed they will demand the UN Security Council to discuss the adoption of the agreement in Macedonia. “MoFA regretfully notifies that despite such burning problems ...

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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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Parliamentary session for Constitutional amendments Starts

On Wednesday, PM Zoran Zaev explained the constitutional amendments at a parliamentary session. He reiterated the stand that it guarantees, among other things, the Macedonian language and identity. According to Zaev, voting against the changes means supporting isolation and uncertainty. As the PM added, the world is watching and expecting statesmanlike responsibility as opposed to party affiliation. “We’ve had an ...

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