Σάββατο 04 Ιουλίου 2020
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Zoran Zaev

Skopje expresses confidence that Mitsotakis will honour Prespa Agreement
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Skopje expresses confidence that Mitsotakis will honour Prespa Agreement

In an interview with FAZ on the eve of the signing of the accord, North Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev says it is a win-win situation, though problems may arise.

Tsipras, Zaev announce task force to handle problem of Macedonia brands, trademarks
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Tsipras, Zaev announce task force to handle problem of Macedonia brands, trademarks

'The agreement provides for the creation of a task force that will be called upon to thrash out these issues. We have some people in Greek Macedonia who do not support the Prespa Agreement but who for many years traded here [in North Macedonia]. They are hypocrites,” Tsipras declared.

Tsipras’ visit to North Macedonia described as ‘historic’ by international press
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Tsipras’ visit to North Macedonia described as ‘historic’ by international press

The Guardian’s report also referred to the widespread popular disapproval of the accord in both countries and that the two leaders are touting the trade and other benefits that they say will result from the normalisation of the two countries’ relations.

Zaev stressses trade ties with Greece, exchange of cultural monuments
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Zaev stressses trade ties with Greece, exchange of cultural monuments

On the crucial economic front, Zaev said that North Macedonia will have enormous benefits from the implementation of the Prespa Accord.

Zaev: I agreed to name change because Tsipras accepted ‘Macedonian identity’
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Zaev: I agreed to name change because Tsipras accepted ‘Macedonian identity’

Despite being pressured by the moderator and Zaev to say whether his party will honour the agreement if it comes to power, the main opposition leader refused to answer.

Zaev avoids reference to North Macedonia, raises concerns in Greece
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Zaev avoids reference to North Macedonia, raises concerns in Greece

Recent comments by Zaev have fueled criticism that the agreement permits Skopje to interpret it as it sees fit.

FYROM definitively approves Prespa Accord in historic parliamentary vote
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FYROM definitively approves Prespa Accord in historic parliamentary vote

PM Alexis Tsipras, beyond his 145 MPs, has secured the approval of six MPs from smaller parties to ratify the accord.

Zaev attempts to allay fears in last stretch of constitutional revision
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Zaev attempts to allay fears in last stretch of constitutional revision

Zaev has offered assurances – in an effort to calm Greek fears of backpedaling - that the agreement cannot change in the future.

Tough final hurdles in passing Greece-FYROM Prespa Agreement
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Tough final hurdles in passing Greece-FYROM Prespa Agreement

Tsipras and his SYRIZA party have been outwardly optimistic about garnering the necessary simple majority of 151 votes in the 300-seat legislature,

Bulgarian President says there is no such thing as a ‘Macedonian language’
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Bulgarian President says there is no such thing as a ‘Macedonian language’

“As President of Bulgaria, I do not agree with the name ‘Northern Macedonia’. There is no such country. That name cannot be adopted." said Rumen Radev.

Defence Minister Panos Kammenos keeps playing with his  ever-shifting ‘red lines’
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Defence Minister Panos Kammenos keeps playing with his  ever-shifting ‘red lines’

In Larissa, Kammenos said that he will pull out of the government if the Parliament of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia finalises the constitutional amendments required by the Prespa accord on 15 January.

Tsipras threatens to scrap Prespa Agreement if Skopje keeps violating letter, spirit of accord
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Tsipras threatens to scrap Prespa Agreement if Skopje keeps violating letter, spirit of accord

The PM’s remarks were widely viewed as a bid to calm the public and MPs who were positive about ratifying the accord but expressed second thoughts.

Following his irredentist remarks, Zaev says he is in ‘constant contact’ with Tsipras
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Following his irredentist remarks, Zaev says he is in ‘constant contact’ with Tsipras

Neither Athens nor Skopje confirmed reports that Greece wants to add under UN auspices a protocol clarifying the correct interpretation of the accord’s provisions on language.

Editorial Ta Nea: Traps
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Editorial Ta Nea: Traps

Greece has a strong identity and knows how to behave calmly and prudently in the Balkan tinderbox.

ND shadow foreign minister slams government over Zaev’s irredentist remark on ‘Macedonians of the Aegean’
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ND shadow foreign minister slams government over Zaev’s irredentist remark on ‘Macedonians of the Aegean’

'The government and the prime minister can no longer stand on sidelines as passive observers. They have a duty, even now, to assume their responsibilities,' said ND's shadow foreign minister.

Video confirms that Zaev raises issue of ‘Macedonian’ minority in Greece
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Video confirms that Zaev raises issue of ‘Macedonian’ minority in Greece

Zaev himself essentially put on the table an issue of a “Macedonian minority” in Greece.

Zaev’s irredentist remarks regarding Prespa agreement stir consternation in Athens
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Zaev’s irredentist remarks regarding Prespa agreement stir consternation in Athens

When FYROM citizens refer to 'Macedonians of the Aegean', they refer directly to an irredentist tradition that views the geographically largest part of Macedonia, which is the northern province of Greece, as an unliberated territory, essentially as a Greek-occupied part of their country.

Greek Foreign Ministry: Zaev, FYROM must adhere to spirit of Prespa Agreement
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Greek Foreign Ministry: Zaev, FYROM must adhere to spirit of Prespa Agreement

Alternate Foreign Minister Yorgos Katrougalos responds to FYROM PM Zoran Zaev’s remark that in the future the 'Macedonian language' may be taught in Greek schools.

Geoffrey Pyaytt should reply to Kammenos whether money was spent to influence the vote in FYROM
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Geoffrey Pyaytt should reply to Kammenos whether money was spent to influence the vote in FYROM

Allegations that the US spent two million dollars to secure votes in FYROM’s parliament to back the Prespa Agreement must be answered by the US Ambassador

Zoran Zaev and the burden of the Balkan past
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Zoran Zaev and the burden of the Balkan past

'Since the referendum was consultative, and not mandatory, it is now up to the Members of Parliament, chosen by the people, to make a decision respecting and following the interests of the citizens, the country and their personal duty,' Zaev told Ta Nea in an exclusive interview.

Athens had agreed with Skopje on name Republic of Ilinden Macedonia
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Athens had agreed with Skopje on name Republic of Ilinden Macedonia

The minutes of meetings in FYROM reveal that Tsipras and Kotzias had agreed for FYROM to be renamed “Republic of Ilinden Macedonia”, and yet the government has gone on the offensive on issues of minor significance.

Zaev to seek constitutional revision in parliament after Prespa Accord referendum
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Zaev to seek constitutional revision in parliament after Prespa Accord referendum

'Over 650,000 citizens voted in the referendum supported [the name change]. Over 90 percent supported [the name change], and believe that the country must accept the agreement with Greece and become a member of Nato and the European Union,' Zaev said.

Mattis accuses Russia of interfering in Greece-Fyrom accord referendum
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Mattis accuses Russia of interfering in Greece-Fyrom accord referendum

Laura Cooper, the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, says Moscow is paying voters to abstain from the referendum

Zaev campaigns for ‘Yes’ vote in referendum, says Greece-FYROM accord is painful but necessary compromise
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Zaev campaigns for ‘Yes’ vote in referendum, says Greece-FYROM accord is painful but necessary compromise

'I made this compromise, which is similar to a chest pain, because it is the only way for us to move forward,' said FYROM's prime minister