‘A very good atmosphere’ at the dinner in Otesevo with Zaev, PM Tsipras reports

“It was a very good atmosphere, almost like a wedding reception,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday, when asked about the dinner held in Otesevo, on the opposite shore of the Great Prespa Lake within the Former Yugoslav [...]

Mogherini: We thank both sides because they made us proud as Europeans

“It is a very good day for both countries, it is a very good day for the EU, for Europe and of course for the Balkans,” stated Vice President of the European Commission and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security [...]

Greece, FYROM sign historic agreement to resolve name dispute

The foreign ministers of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Nikos Kotzias and Nikola Dimitrov, and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the name dispute on Sunday signed a historic agreement for resolving [...]

Commissioner Hahn: The start of a new journey that leads to European integration

“It was a long journey, speaking metaphorically, to reach this point and, as the representative of European diplomacy said, it is a historic moment. The citizens of the future will recognise that it was a historic moment, so that this [...]

Prime Minister Tsipras the first Greek prime minister to visit FYROM

Immediately after the signature of the agreement between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) at Psarades in Prespes, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his FYROM counterpart Zoran Zaev boarded a coastguard vessel [...]

Parliament rejects censure motion against government, by 153 votes to 127

The Greek Parliament on Saturday rejected a censure motion against the government, with 153 votes against the motion and 127 votes in favour out of a total 280 votes cast. Announcing the vote, the presidency also read out a letter from the head [...]

Tsipras: ND has no interest in country’s international position & leading role in the Balkans

With developments coming fast and thick, both in connection with economic issues and with the agreement to resolve the name dispute, Greece might be described as going through historic times, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras noted as he addressed [...]

Mitsotakis: We will never give in to the concession of the name Macedonia

The government must now answer for the ills it has inflicted on the country, culminating in the ‘fourth memorandum’ and the agreement on the name issue, main opposition New Democracy President Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday. “This [...]

Barbaroussis escaped arrest by fleeing in parliament-issued car, police report

Following the serious criminal charges filed against him over his statements in parliament, in which he effectively urged the military to topple the government, parliamentary deputy Kostas Barbaroussis escaped arrest by fleeing in a black parliament-issue [...]

Mitsotakis: The agreement amounted to a serious retreat on national issues

Main opposition New Democracy table a motion of censure against the government immediately after the vote on the omnibus bill for the prior actions. In his speech, Mitsotakis referred extensively to the agreement with the Former Yugoslav Republic [...]