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FT: Tsipras hoping to join China's '16+1' group

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to participate in a two-day meeting between China and 16 eastern European countries which will begin in Dubrovnik on Thursday, in the hopes of joining the so-called "16+1" group of states with closer relations to Beijing, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.

Serbian Patriarch Irinej: Religious Leader or Political Cheerleader?

One might expect a man of his position to appeal for dialogue, for compromise and talks, rather than accuse the protesters of aiding "Serbia's enemies".

With such comments, Irinej waded into the realm of daily politics, and took a side.

Many of those listening were disappointed.

Tsipras, Zaev tout Prespes benefits ahead of elections

With looming elections on their minds, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his North Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev sought on Tuesday, during the former's official visit to Skopje, to highlight the benefits that will accrue from the Prespes agreement ratified by the two countries earlier this year.

Tsipras, Zaev announce committee on commercial brand issues

Amidst a flurry of Greek press reports criticising the ambiguities and potential traps of the Greece-North Macedonia Prespa Agreement, PM Alexis Tsipras and his North Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev attempted to allay fears regarding the use of the brand "Macedonian" by both sides, announcing a joint committee to review the related issues at a joint press conference today.

International media upbeat on Tsipras’ ‘historic’ visit to North Macedonia

International media outlets reported on PM Alexis Tsipras' historic visit to North Macedonia today, the first since it was established as an independent state in 1991, with the breakup of Yugoslavia.

Indeed, it was the first visit of a Greek PM since the "Republic of Macedonia" was established as part of Yugoslavia.

Greece, North Macedonia building 'new narrative,' PM Tsipras says

Greece and North Macedonia are in the process of building a "new narrative" based on "solid foundations" stemming from the name deal signed between the two neighbors last year, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday during a landmark visit to the Balkan country's capital, Skopje.