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The ratification of the Prespes deal would be a "historic step," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in Parliament Thursday, adding that the long-standing dispute had deprived Greece of precious diplomatic capital.
Inertia, cowardice and procrastination resulted in more than 130 states including US, Russia and China recognizing FYROM as simply "Macedonia," Tsipras said.
He added that there have been events in the past few weeks that would in the past would have lead to "both sides reaching for their weapons."
"Today, the presidents of these countries reach for the phone and call each other," the EU official has been quoted as saying.
According to him, these are some positive moves when observed over a longer period of time.
After Kosovo imposed a tax of 100 per cent on Serbian and Bosnian imports, citing their attitude of hostility, Kosovo appears to be replacing imports from Serbia with those from other countries in the region.
Kosovo Customs says Albania and Macedonia have benefitted most since the tariff was imposed.