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North Macedonia’s mixed signals about the Prespa Agreement

All eyes in Athens were on North Macedonia this weekend, as its new government and prime minister were sworn in. While Prime Minister Hristijan Mickoski referred to his country as "North Macedonia" when taking his oath, his statements regarding the Prespa Agreement have not been reassuring, and Greece has warned that the a la carte implementation of Prespa is a violation of the agreement.

Diplomatic sources in Athens respond to Turkish FM’s comments over Greece, Cyprus and Gaza

Diplomatic sources in Athens on Tuesday were quick to respond to comments by Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, in which he warned Greece and Cyprus to "stay away" from matters related to the ongoing war in the Middle East, while further suggesting that any involvement would put them in the line of "fire."

War in the Middle East on the brink of expanding, EU’s Borrell says

European foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday that the Middle East was close to seeing the conflict expanding into Lebanon just days after Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah threatened EU member Cyprus.

"The risk of this war affecting the south of Lebanon and spilling over is every day bigger," Borrell told reporters ahead of a foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg. 

Turkish FM: Cyprus, Greece should ‘stay away’ from Middle East matters

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has suggested that Cyprus put itself in the way of becoming a target of Hezbollah, after the Lebanon-based militant group threatened the EU member-state that it would become "part of this war too," if it allowed Israel to use its bases and airports.

EU accuses Apple of breaking bloc's digital rules

Apple risks billions of euros in fines after the European Union on Monday accused the iPhone maker of violating the bloc's landmark digital rules by hindering competition on its App Store.

The European Commission informed Apple in a "preliminary view" that the "App Store rules... prevent app developers from freely steering consumers to alternative channels for offers and content".

Greece Warns of Threat to North Macedonia's EU Path Over Name Dispute

The Greek Foreign Minister, Giorgos Gerapetritis, has warned that the Republic of North Macedonia's decision to use only "Macedonia" as its name jeopardizes its European integration prospects. Gerapetritis made these remarks ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg today.