Politics of Greece

Zaev: Prespes deal foresees opening of EU accession talks and will be enforced

North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said on Wednesday that the Prespes deal foresees the opening of European Union accession talks with the country and as such will be fully enforced. 

Zaev's comments came a day after he indicated that a veto on the country's European Union accession talks meant the deal would be "frozen," prompting concern in Athens.  

US Senate ratifies North Macedonia admission to NATO

The US Senate has voted overwhelmingly to ratify North Macedonia's entry into NATO as the alliance's 30th member.

Senators voted 91-2 on Tuesday to approve North Macedonia's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The no votes came from Republican Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah.

PM says Thessaloniki metro will be ready in April 2023

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis pledged on Tuesday that the long-delayed Thessaloniki metro will be up and running in April 2023.

After two meetings with local officials at the Ministry of Macedonia-Thrace, he said he was pleased that timetables are being kept, adding that the problems with the city's public transport will improve at the start of 2020. 

Erga omnes aspect of Prespes accord put at risk by delay

The provision included in the Prespes agreement that North Macedonia's name will be erga omnes - namely, to be used both domestically and internationally - could be undermined if the neighboring country's accession bid to the European Union is indefinitely postponed, according to legal experts.

Argentinean embassy in Athens opens for elections

The Argentinean Embassy in Athens has announced that it will be open on Sunday, October 27, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. so that nationals living in Greece can vote in presidential elections or appear to explain why they are not participating.
In a press release, the embassy said that further information is available by calling 210.722.4710 or 210.722.4753.

SYRIZA shifts on diaspora vote

Following a session of its political secretariat Friday, the main leftist opposition SYRIZA party shifted position on New Democracy's initiative to grant full voting rights to diaspora Greeks, indicating that it could compromise on the basis of proposals made by the Communist Party (KKE) and the MeRA25 party of former leftist finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

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