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Romania is determined, as EU Council Presidency, to endorse the European Union enlargement and will support the Republic of Macedonia in this respect, Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba told a joint press conference with Macedonian Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani.
According to EU's statistical agency's analysis covering 2017, pensioners at risk of poverty in the European Union was estimated to be 14.2 percent, slightly above the figure of 13.8 percent in 2016. The rate has been rising gradually since 2013, when it was 12.6 percent, the organization has announced.
A Memorandum on Cooperation between BSMEPA and the Macedonian Entrepreneurship Promotion Agency was discussed by the Executive Director of the Executive Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Dr. Boyko Takov and representatives of the economic institutions of the Republic of Macedonia. The bilateral meeting took place on the second day of Dr.
Albania and Kosovo have hailed the vote of the Greek parliament ratifying the Prespes name deal, saying it's a great contribution to regional stability.
A statement Friday from Albania's Foreign Ministry considered the vote a "key contribution to stability, development and Euro-Atlantic integration of the whole region."
Britain's foreign secretary has congratulated Greek lawmakers for accepting a deal to resolve the protracted disagreement over the use of the name Macedonia.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt described the Greek parliament's ratification of the agreement on Friday as a "historic moment bringing a decades-old dispute close to an end."
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras celebrates after a voting session on the Prespa Agreement, an agreement aimed at ending a 27-year bilateral row by changing the name of Macedonia to the Republic of North Macedonia, at the Greek Parliament on Jan. 25. (Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP)
Members of the Greek parliament, by a majority of votes, ratified the Prespa Agreement, ending a 27-year-long dispute between Athens and Skopje over the name of Macedonia. The change of the name of Macedonia was supported by 153 deputies.
Several hundred opponents of the agreement with Macedonia gathered in front of the Greek Parliament building.
Greece's parliament on Friday backed ratification of the highly controversial agreement that is designed to end the decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name.
In the vote that ended at 14.30 pm local time, 153 MPs from the ruling parties and from some opposition parties in the 300-seat parliament endorsed the agreement, which Macedonia has already adopted.
Greek lawmakers are to wrap up three days of acrimonious parliamentary debate with a vote on a deal to normalize relations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), under which Greece's northern neighbor will rename itself "North Macedonia" and Athens will drop its objections to the country joining NATO.