Tag Archives: Prespa

Kotzias – Mass Discuss Prespa Agreement

The Greek Parliament has a majority to ratify the Prespa Agreement, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said Thursday after a meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas. FM Maas visited Macedonia earlier this week as part of his regional tour, where he held talks with top state officials. Maas and Kotzias discussed the Prespa Agreement calling it ‘historic’ and ‘a ...

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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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Greek Opposition Leader Accuses Authorities of Opening NATO Door to Skopje

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos open Wednesday the door for Skopje’s integration in NATO after the recent recognition of the Macedonian nationality and language in Prespa. “Today in Brussels, Tsipras and Kammenos open the NATO door to the neighbouring country of Skopje. In this way, they hand over ...

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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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Greek FM Kotzias Positive about Parliament Name Deal Ratification

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is confident that a majority of MPs will vote in favor of ratifying the Prespa (name) deal. Speaking to ‘News 24/7’ radio, Kotzias voices strong belief that the Parliament will endorse the deal. He expects that Skopje will hold a referendum on the deal on 16 or 23 September, followed by constitutional changes and ‘when ...

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