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Tsipras: Prespes deal 'came at a price'

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recognized that achieving the agreement which ended a decades-old dispute with North Macedonia on its name had a political cost on the government, in an interview with North Macedonian news agency MIA, ahead of his visit to Skopje on Tuesday.

Presidential elections campaign commences in North Macedonia

Three candidates are running: the ruling SDSM-DUI coalition's Stevo Pendarovski, whose slogan is "Together forward"; opposition VMRO-DPMNE's Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova ("Justice for Macedonia, Fatherland is calling"); and Besim Blerim Reka, who represents a coalition of ethnic Albanian parties, whose slogan is, "Reka for the Republic."

Tsipras due in Skopje Tuesday with some 120 Greek entrepreneurs

More than 120 Greek entrepreneurs are to join Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on his landmark visit to Skopje on Tuesday. 

"Our target was 70 or 80 entrepreneurs and, to our great surprise, the number has exceeded 120," Giorgos Stergioulis, the president of Enterprise Greece, said.

ND leader accuses gov't of 'betraying' Greek people with Prespes deal

Speaking ahead of a visit to Skopje on Tuesday by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, conservative New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis late on Sunday declared solidarity with the people of northern Greece who feel "betrayed" by the so-called Prespes name deal.

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Regardless of what one thinks about the name deal signed and ratified earlier this year by the Greek government and North Macedonia, the so-called Prespes agreement has left a number of serious issues unresolved.

Bulgaria Gives BGN 3.5 million to Western Balkan Countries And the Eastern Partnership

Bulgaria will financially support 9 Western Balkan countries and the Eastern Partnership by providing grants of BGN 3 485 028 million for the implementation of projects for the development of education, science, culture, social integration and civil society.
This was announced by the press center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Modern waste management facility launched in Epirus

The region of Epirus in northwestern Greece is setting the bar for the rest of the country in terms of waste management with the formal launch of a state-of-the-art unit through the collaboration of the private and state sectors.

Alexis Tsipras: Greece and Romania have the strongest economies in the Balkans

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday stated that Romania and the Hellenic Republic have the strongest economies in the Balkans. "Greece went through an economic crisis, but it overcame the crisis and today, with more strength and more optimism, it is looking to the future, while playing the important role it has always played in the Balkan area.

PM heckled in Thessaloniki ahead of Skopje visit

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's visit to Thessaloniki on Thursday as part of his government's bid to reverse its popularity slide in northern Greece due to the Prespes accord and to highlight its economic prospects got off to a shaky start as he was heckled by protesters. 

Bulgarian Border police: Heavy Truck Traffic at Kapitan Andreevo and Lesovo

As of 6 am, on the Bulgarian-Turkish border there is considerable truck traffic on Kapitan Andreevo and Lesovo checkpoints, at exit from Bulgaria, Border Police said.
On the borders with Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Romania, there is normal traffic through all crossings.

Mild Earthquake on the Border with Northern Macedonia

An earthquake of magnitude 2.5 on the Richter scale is registered on the territory of Bulgaria, near the border with northern Macedonia.

The earthquake was felt at 0:25 am tonight with an epicenter 10 kilometers east of Delchevo, northern Macedonia and 90 kilometers southwest of Sofia, with a depth of 10 kilometers.

There is no evidence of material damage.

Eight arrested over illegal antiquity dig in Serres

Eight people who were arrested for digging illegally inside an archaeological site near the city of Serres in central Macedonia were led before a prosecutor on Tuesday.
The suspects, aged 31 to 61, were detained on Sunday afternoon for digging a 30-meter underground tunnel under the Monastery of Taxiarchis Mihail in the area of Efkarpia, hoping to find antiquities.

Weather to turn cloudy and rainy on Tuesday

Monday's sunshine will give way to clouds, rain and even scattered storms on Tuesday, as weather is expected to deteriorate mostly in mountainous areas of Greece.

Editorial: Greece at a crossroads

Although the electoral period is not yet in full swing, there are many signs of the outcome. A number of activities of the people and a series of scattered political events show that citizens have largely made up their mind.

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