Government closely monitoring North Macedonia

Nikos Dendias

Greece’s Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias on Tuesday confirmed that the government is closely monitoring North Macedonia’s adherence and application of the Prespes Agreement.

SYRIZA spokesman Alexis Charitsis urged the government to “take initiatives for the implementation of the Agreement by all the involved sides” to which Dendias accused SYRIZA of providing “a deficient erga omnes” clause in the Prespes Agreement.

Dendias also charged North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev with “once again taking advantage of the loopholes in the Prespes Agreement, which we knew and had warned about.”

“Our goal is to resolve issues and mitigate the agreement’s negative repercussions” through North Macedonia’s EU accession path, he said, adding that “in this respect, we shall continue to closely monitor our neighbours’ full respect of their obligations,” added Dendias.

The Minister’s comments come only a week after the European Union rejected EU Membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia.

“North Macedonia’s EU accession course is in Greece’s interest” said SYRIZA spokesman Alexis Charitsis to Alpha TV on Tuesday characterising the Prespes Agreement “a success of diplomacy”.

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