18-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE | EU

18-06-2018 | EYE ON GREECE |

Monday, June 18, 2018

Athens, Skopje govts sign landmark agreement to finally resolve ‘name issue’; ratification pending

A landmark agreement ostensibly resolving the nearly three-decades-long fYRoM “name issue” was signed by the foreign ministers of Greece and former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM) on Sunday at a lakeside village in a picturesque border region between the two Balkan neighbors and erstwhile antagonists.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1361495/athens-skopje-govts-sign-landmark-agreement-to-finally-resolve-name-issue-ratification-pending

ND laments ‘day of shame’ as Greece signs name deal with FYROM

Greece’s conservative opposition has slammed an agreement signed Sunday between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) which, if ratified, will rename the Balkan state the Republic of North Macedonia.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229753/article/ekathimerini/news/nd-laments-day-of-shame-as-greece-signs-name-deal-with-fyrom

Tsipras govt survives no confidence vote over fYRoM name deal; one coalition MP fails to ‘toe the line’

The coalition Greek government survived a ‘no confidence’ motion tabled by the main opposition New Democracy (ND) party in Parliament on Friday and voted on a day later, with a recently concluded agreement between Athens and Skopje to resolve the contentious fYRoM “name issue” triggering the initial censure action.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1361418/tsipras-govt-survives-no-confidence-vote-over-fyrom-name-deal-one-coalition-mp-fails-to-toe-the-line

Seven in 10 Greeks opposed to North Macedonia, poll shows

Almost seven in 10 respondents in a poll published on Saturday are opposed to the name North Macedonia for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229746/article/ekathimerini/news/seven-in-10-greeks-opposed-to-north-macedonia-poll-shows

Greek far-right MP arrested, investigated for treason over coup remark

A lawmaker from Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn was arrested on Friday after calling for a military coup and a prosecutor ordered an investigation into whether his tirade amounted to high treason, judicial and police sources said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-macedonia-goldendawn/greek-far-right-mp-arrested-investigated-for-treason-over-coup-remark-idUSKBN1JB25D

Self-proclaimed billionaire with debt ‘vanishing’ plan arrested in southern Aegean

A self-proclaimed billionaire who led a fringe movement in Greece that claimed it could materialize up to 600 billion euros to erase the country’s external debt and then some, was arrested on Saturday in southern coastal Athens.

https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1361400/self-proclamed-billionaire-with-debt-vanishing-plan-arrested-in-southern-aegean

ATHEX: Banks decline on state entity cash transfer

The June triple-witching, the FTSE index rebalancing and the concern generated among banks by the forced transfer of 7 billion euros of state entity reserves to the Bank of Greece saw bank stocks slump at the end of the week, which weighed heavily on the benchmark at Athinon Avenue.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/229721/article/ekathimerini/business/athex-banks-decline-on-state-entity-cash-transfer

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SUNDAY PAPERS

KATHIMERINI: The ten days that led to the signing of the deal between Athens and Skopje in Prespes

TO VIMA: Inside a schism-swamp

REAL NEWS: Danger of national schism

PROTO THEMA: Poll slams the government: ‘No’ to the deal regarding Macedonia

AVGI: Victory for stability and understanding in the Balkans

MONDAY PAPERS:

ETHNOS: The lake’s bet

TA NEA: Fait accompli for language, ethnicity and language [for FYROM]

EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: The two PMs who bring the people together

KONTRA NEWS: Alexis Tsipras is a great leader making history

DIMOKRATIA: Don’t cry for Greece

NAFTEMPORIKI: Three supervision mechanisms