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Greek Opposition Leader to Respect Name Deal if Ratified in Parliament

Leader of Greek opposition New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis assesses that the referendum in Macedonia will be successful, but emphasises that the recognition of the Macedonian nationality and Macedonian language in the Prespa agreement is unacceptable. In an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung, the opposition leader reiterates his discontentment with the agreement, but noted to abide by it if ratified in the ...

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Russian Embassy Calls for Investigations into Allegations

The Russian Embassy calls for calls for an investigation into the Government’s allegations that Russian businessmen paid people to protest against the NATO admission. “We expect that the Macedonian side, within the legal field of its state and international practice, will conduct a detailed and objective investigation of the allegations that the stated members of the Government of the Republic ...

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Greek FM Assures Name Deal will be Ratified in Parliament

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has expressed confidence that the name agreement would get the green light from members of the Greek Parliament, including MPs from the junior coalition partner Independent Greeks. “The agreement with North Macedonia will be passed in Parliament. But, I want to make this clear – we are aiming at a majority of over 150 votes ...

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Majority Greek Citizens Oppose Prespa Name Deal

58 % of polled Greek citizens negatively assess the Prespa name deal. The latest public poll suggests that 30 % assess it positively. According to the results of the Ethnos commissioned poll 56 % of respondents feel the agreement should not be ratified in the Greek parliament after Macedonia completes its taken commitments, with 37 % saying otherwise. However, polled ...

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Reactions to President Ivanov’s Decision not to Sign Decree for Name Deal

Government spokesperson Mile Bosnjakovski said on Tuesday that President Gjorge Ivanov’s decision and non-signing of the decree for ratification of the name agreement would not impact the deal’s implementation. “As far as Ivanov’s decision is concerned, it had been expected. However, it doesn’t affect the steps, i.e. the implementation of the stages of the agreement. The Greek government has already ...

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