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The name "Macedonia" features in various forms in the brands of 182 Greek businesses across all sectors - with 39 in the food and agricultural sector - while over 4,000 businesses use the term to describe one or more of their products. The ratification of the Prespes deal between Athens and Skopje has raised questions about what the future hold for them.
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will hold a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev, who is visiting Sofia on February 4th, reported the Bulgarian National Radio.
They will discuss the development of cooperation in various sectors, infrastructure and transport projects and the implementation of the Friendship, Neighborhood and Cooperation Treaty.
"Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov gave the first impetus for all the support we received for our Euro-Atlantic integration: His message was: Europe helped us, now we help our neighbours." With these words, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov, addressed Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ekaterina Zaharieva, reports
Students at a rally in Thessaloniki on Thursday against the Prespes name agreement with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia removed the license plates from a car from the neighboring country that was in a central parking lot.
The plates carried the country code MK, standing for Macedonia, and SK for Skopje.
The Greek government is concerned by the insistence of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on calling his country "Macedonia" following Greece's approval last week of the Prespes deal changing the country's name to North Macedonia, but is expecting a shift in stance when the change is formalized, Kathimerini understands.