Stern message sent to Skopje

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has warned newly sworn-in North Macedonia President Gordana Siljanovska that further violations of the name agreement signed between the two countries would threaten Skopje's European Union membership ambitions.

Greek PM slams Siljanovska-Davkova’s ‘Macedonia’ reference

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has rebuked newly sworn-in North Macedonia President Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova's reference to her country as "Macedonia" instead of its constitutional name "North Macedonia," warning that further violations of the name agreement signed between the two countries could jeopardize Skopje's ambitions for EU membership.

Greek Ambassador Storms Off: North Macedonia's President Takes Oath Without Mentioning Nation's Full Name

The newly inaugurated President of North Macedonia, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, upheld her campaign pledge during the swearing-in ceremony by refraining from using "North" in the country's name. This omission reflects her stance against the 2018 Prespa Treaty with Greece, which altered the country's name to facilitate NATO membership.

North Macedonia’s new president reignites a spat with Greece at her inauguration

Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova was sworn as the first female president of North Macedonia on Sunday and immediately reignited a diplomatic spat with neighboring Greece.

At the ceremony in the country's Parliament, Siljanovska-Davkova referred to her country as "Macedonia," rather than the constitutional name "North Macedonia"

North Macedonia President refers to country as ‘Macedonia’ during inauguration

Gordana Siljanovska was inaugurated as North Macedonia's president in a parliamentary session, where she referred to the country as "Macedonia," diverging from the official "North Macedonia" designation.

Greek Ambassador Sofia Philippidou left the session in protest, in line with Greece's Foreign Ministry directive.

Bulgarian PM Glavchev: No Further Concessions to North Macedonia on EU Path

Bulgaria's Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Dimitar Glavchev, emphasized Bulgaria's commitment to European Union (EU) requirements in response to the recent election outcomes in the Republic of North Macedonia. Glavchev asserted that Bulgaria has reached its limit for concessions and urged patience until the composition of the new government in Skopje is clarified.

VMRO-DPMNE Proposes Delay on Bulgarian Inclusion in North Macedonia Constitution

Amidst the political fervor preceding the upcoming parliamentary elections in North Macedonia on May 8, VMRO-DPMNE, the main opposition party, has proposed a postponement of constitutional changes regarding the inclusion of Bulgarians. The announcement came from Timco Mucunski, deputy chairman of VMRO-DPMNE, during the presentation of the party's program for the impending elections.