Tag Archives: Name Agreement

Greek Government Spokesperson Assures Parliament will Ratify Name Deal

It is obvious that the name agreement will pass in the Greek parliament, otherwise we would not have signed it, says government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos. In an interview with Greek radio Real FM, Tzanakopoulos explains that the government wants a larger majority “for this important agreement, which closes a 25-year-long issue in the best possible way”. “Independent Greeks have filed ...

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German Minister Roth on Name Agreement Significance

The historic agreement between Greece and Macedonia over the name dispute proves that it is possible to overcome deep bilateral differences, if confidence is increased and political will exists, Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office, Michael Roth said Monday. In the statement, prior to his participation at the meeting of foreign ministers of Western Balkans ...

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EC: Start of Negotiations for Macedonia Recommended

According to the EC, in this year’s reports on Macedonia and Albania, a start of EU membership negotiations is recommended. The decision is in the hands of the EU Council, EC spokesperson Maja Kocijancic said on Friday. “The name agreement has been ratified by Parliament in Skopje. As you know, the whole process will be discussed at the General Affairs ...

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US State Secretary Pompeo Urges French FM to Support Macedonia

In a phone call with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged expressed support for Macedonia’s NATO and EU road. “Secretary Pompeo urged French Foreign Minister Le Drian to support NATO extending an invitation to Macedonia to join, as well as the EU opening accession talks, following the signing of the name agreement between ...

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