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Nimetz: Prespa Agreement important for Stability in Balkans

The UN Mediator for the name issue between Macedonia and Greece Matthew Nimetz met in New York the Greek Alternative Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgios Katrougalos, with whom he discussed the implementation of the Prespa Agreement in both Macedonia and Greece. After the meeting, Nimetz said in a press conference that the Prespa Agreement is very important for the stability ...

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Government adopts Prespa Agreement Amendments for Constitutional Changes

The Government adopted during the session held on Wednesday afternoon the Draft-amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia, the core segment of the Prespa Agreement. From the Government they inform that after the adoption, the draft-amendments were officially submitted to the Parliament of Macedonia. According to the Government, after the public debates and the suggestions by the MPs, only ...

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Tzanakopoulos: Majority for adoption of Prespa Agreement secured

The Spokesperson of the Greek Government Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said in an interview for Greek radio “Real FM” that he believes the Greek Parliament has the necessary majority for ratification of the Prespa Agreement. “Concerning the recent statements of Zoran Zaev about the language, I must say that this is a very difficult battle of his, which he conducts in an ...

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Kammenos: Prespa Agreement is dead

The Greek Defence Minister and leader of the party Independent Greeks Panos Kammenos said during a session in the Greek Parliament that he and his party will never support the Prespa Agreement. “The Prespa Agreement is officially dead. It died the very moment when the Skopje PM Zoran Zaev made statements that negate the agreement itself. Who knows, maybe there ...

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Reconciliation Committee completes Draft-law on Amnesty

The parliamentary Committee on National Reconciliation has finalised the draft-law on amnesty concerning the “27 April Parliament Incidents” case. “We reached a consensus that was accepted by all the members of the committee. The draft-law predicts amnesty for people involved in the incidents who have neither committed violence or were the organisers of the incidents. The defendants will be given ...

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Koumoutsakos: New Democracy would negotiate for New Agreement in future

The member of the Greek opposition Giorgos Koumoutsakos says in an interview for the Greek newspaper “Real News” that New Democracy will never support the Prespa Agreement. “If the current ruling majority in Greece fails to adopt the agreement, it will leave room for further negotiations, in which we can preserve our national interests better and remove any opportunity for ...

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Debates over Prespa Agreement held in Tetovo and Stip

The last two debates organised by the government focusing on the Prespa Agreement and the constitutional changes were held on Monday, one in Tetovo and one in Stip. At the debate in Tetovo, the Speaker of the Macedonian parliament Talat Xhaferi explained the further procedures in the adoption of the amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia. “The public ...

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Karakachanov: Macedonian language does not exist

The Bulgarian Vice-PM and Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov reacted with a Facebook post to the statement of Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev that the Prespa Agreement is undisputable and that it will allow Macedonian language to be taught in Greece. “I will not allow compromises on behalf of Bulgaria which will result in falsification of history. The Macedonian language does not ...

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Mitsotakis: Recognising Macedonian Language is National Setback

The leader of the Greek opposition party New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and his government for “making a setback where no other Greek politician dared to make it,” insinuating to the Prespa Agreement and the recognition of Macedonian ethnicity and language. “In a situation where all previous Greek governments were saying “no”, this one headed by ...

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Kotzias: I would apply more pressure over Zaev for his recent statements

Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev’s recent statements damage the process of implementation of the Prespa Agreement, said the former Greek FM Nikos Kotzias in an interview for the Greek TV Antenna. At the debate in the Macedonian parliament over the constitutional changes predicted with the Prespa Agreement, PM Zaev commented that the agreement will open the possibility for Macedonian language to ...

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