Greece aims to bolster Balkan role to dull impact of EU veto for Skopje, Tirana

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Albania, European Union, North Macedonia
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Athens is planning specific moves to bolster its role in the Balkans and to avert any developments that could be against Greek interests following France’s decision to veto accession talks for North Macedonia and Albania.

France’s rigid position at the European Council as well as the statements made by North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to Euronews last week triggered renewed criticism of the Prespes Agreement from some nationalist Greece and within the ruling New...

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