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Next North Macedonia PM refers to country as ‘Macedonia’ in parliament

North Macedonia's prime minister-in-waiting has referred to his county as "Macedonia" three times at the start of a two-day parliamentary debate leading up to a vote on his new government.

Hristijan Mickoski, a 46-year-old former engineering professor, has pledged to continue his center-left predecessors' efforts to shepherd the small Balkan NATO member into the European Union.

Angry voters boost far-right in the north

The far-right vote in the European Parliament election was especially strong in Greece. And nowhere was it stronger than in the northern regional unit of Pella.

There, the hard-right populist Greek Solution achieved one of its best results: second place, with 17.28% of the vote, almost double its national score (9.30%).

Signatory PMs of Prespa Agreement call on Skopje to respect deal

The former prime ministers of Greece and North Macedonia, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, who signed the landmark Prespa Agreement in 2018, have called on the leadership in Skopje to respect the terms of the deal. 

Skopje academic slams violation of Prespa deal

A prominent professor of international law at the University of Skopje Law School has slammed the new president of North Macedonia, Gordana Siljanovska, and the leadership of the future ruling party VMRO-DPMNE over their "clear violation" of the Prespa Agreement with Greece, signed in 2018.

Trademark of Macedonia as means of economic diplomacy

The diplomatic reaction to the recent provocative relapses of Greece's northern neighbors "must be accompanied by a trade counteroffensive, spearheaded by the authenticity and quality of products and services of our Macedonia," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the regular general meeting of the Greek Exporters Association (SEVE) in Thessaloniki on Monday.

Greek PM warns ‘isolated’ Skopje over compliance with name deal

The Greek government will not seek ratification of the three cooperation memorandums signed with North Macedonia, concerning issues such as its EU accession process, until Skopje fully complies with the Prespa Agreement signed in 2018, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated on Wednesday.

Mickoski doing his sponsors’ bidding

Incendiary statements by Hristijan Mickoski, the winner of North Macedonia's May 8 parliamentary election, have dispelled the illusion that his VMRO-DPMNE party, the core of the triumphant center-right coalition, is a modern European center-right party and not the nationalist populist formation led by his predecessor, Nikola Gruevski.

PM: North Macedonia should use constitutional name everywhere

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated on Saturday the obligation of North Macedonia's officials to use the country's constitutional name in every use, as dictated in a 2018 UN-brokered agreement between Athens and Skopje.

Bulgaria's President Warns Against North Macedonia's Violation of Prespa Agreement

Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev expressed concern over the recent actions and rhetoric of politicians in North Macedonia, emphasizing the need to move beyond the election campaign phase. He cautioned against the potential consequences of such behavior, warning that it could lead to the country's isolation and distance from the European Union.

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