Press release

The President of the EL on the Republic of North Macedonia

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Published on: 27.01.2019

The President of the European Left, Gregor Gysi, declares:

After 27 years an agreement has been reached between Greece and the Former Yugoslavi Republic of Macedonia settling a name dispute between the two countries. On the initiative of the SYRIZA government the Greek as well as the Macedonian parliament voted in favour of the new name Republic of North Macedonia.

I am delighted that the tireless pursuit of Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, and his Macedonian counterpart, Zoran Zaev, have come to a democratic and peaceful solution to promote dialogue, stability, and cooperation between the two countries and on the Balkans.