North Macedonia

Greek PM warns ‘isolated’ Skopje over compliance with name deal

The Greek government will not seek ratification of the three cooperation memorandums signed with North Macedonia, concerning issues such as its EU accession process, until Skopje fully complies with the Prespa Agreement signed in 2018, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated on Wednesday.

Destabilizing nationalism in North Macedonia

After decades of fruitless negotiations, Athens and Skopje signed in 2018 an international agreement which, among its many provisions, stipulated that the country's official name would be "North Macedonia," to be used both domestically and abroad.

It's an obligation for North Macedonia's leaders and officials to use the country's agreed upon constitutional name in all cases.

Can the Prespa accord be changed or annulled?

On the day the Prespa Agreement signed between Greece and North Macedonia was ratified by the Greek Parliament, the then leader of the main opposition and current Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, assailing ing its text, had declared on the floor of the Parliament: "So, if the Prespa Agreement is ratified, it will not be possible to annul it the next day, as it supersedes any law.

Mickoski doing his sponsors’ bidding

Incendiary statements by Hristijan Mickoski, the winner of North Macedonia's May 8 parliamentary election, have dispelled the illusion that his VMRO-DPMNE party, the core of the triumphant center-right coalition, is a modern European center-right party and not the nationalist populist formation led by his predecessor, Nikola Gruevski.

Bulgaria's President Warns Against North Macedonia's Violation of Prespa Agreement

Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev expressed concern over the recent actions and rhetoric of politicians in North Macedonia, emphasizing the need to move beyond the election campaign phase. He cautioned against the potential consequences of such behavior, warning that it could lead to the country's isolation and distance from the European Union.

Mitsotakis warns North Macedonia: Violating Prespa Agreement blocks EU path

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has once again cautioned North Macedonia that violating the Prespa Agreement, which resolved the longstanding name dispute between the two neighbors, will jeopardize the Balkan country's ambitions for EU membership. 

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