Athens awaits outcome of final name deal vote in Skopje Parl't

With a vote on the Prespes name deal between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) expected in Skopje's Parliament this week, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to have an idea on how to move forward by Friday.

Depending on the stance taken by FYROM's main opposition party VMRO-DPMNE, the vote in Skopje could happen as early as January 9, and by January 15 at the very latest if President Gjorge Ivanov takes action to slow the process down.

Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos has said that he expects Tsipras to take any decisions regarding the vote on the deal in Greece's Parliament after January 18.

FYROM PM Zoran Zaev has chosen to fast-track the ratification of the deal in a bid to display his commitment to a solution. He is reportedly convinced that the third and final vote, confirming changes to FYROM's constitution,...

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