The head of the European Socialists and Democrats, Udo Bullmann, welcomed the agreement reached between Tsipras and Zaev on the nomenclature.
Specifically, he said that “today’s success is a proof that progressive political forces are capable of resolving long-standing disagreements and making difficult compromises, something that nationalist conservative forces have been unable to do over 25 years now. I congratulate Prime Ministers Zaev and Tsipras on this historic agreement, as well as the nations of North Macedonia that approach the EU and NATO doors.
I would also like to urge all political forces in both countries to seize the opportunity and show that their countries’ future and good neighborly relations are more important than short-term benefits to the polls. The PES also calls on the EPP to use its weight towards its sister parties in the two countries. The PES also urges the member states to prove now that those who make difficult decisions and make difficult compromises are rewarded, and to invite Skopje to start accession negotiations with the EU at the 28-29 June summit”./IBNA