North Macedonia president sees no violation of name deal

The newly elected president of North Macedonia, Gordana Siljanovska, says that she does not believe she violated the Prespa Agreement with Greece when she referred to her country as "Macedonia" at her inauguration earlier this month, while going on to accuse Greece of failing to uphold the terms of the 2018 name deal.

"I respect the Prespa Agreement - I don't see that I've violated it. The agreement explicitly states that the name agreed upon will be used in documents and communication. So, I don't see it as a violation," Siljanovska was quoted by the Republika news outlet as saying during an event on Monday marking the 20th anniversary of the Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM).

"I neither tore up the statement nor said that I wouldn't respect the Constitution, nor did I say I would terminate the Prespa Agreement. I criticized the agreement because of the...

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