The details of meeting between the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Macedonia’s PM Zoran Zaev were finalized and thus the two politicians will meet on Thursday (May 17) morning, in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. According to IBNA’s exclusive information, the meeting was arranged for 10:30 a.m. at the NDK where the EU Western Balkans Summit will take place.

The meeting of the two Prime Ministers was announced on Saturday, May 12, by the UN Secretary-General Special Envoy Matthew Nimetz during the press briefing after his meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Greece Nikos Kotzias and his Macedonian counterpart, Nikola Dimitrov in Sounio (greater Attica district).” (Nezavisen)


“Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov from Sofia said that it was possible ‘miracle’ in the name negotiations with Greece and asked the EU start date for the negotiations.

‘It will be a miracle if we manage to resolve the name dispute with Greece, but miracles are possible.'” (translated from 24 Vesti)