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Macedonia enters final stages of NATO membership bid

Macedonia enters final stages of NATO membership bid

NATO will to open its doors to Macedonia on Wednesday by signing an accession protocol with the south-east European state, after the country settled a years-long dispute with neighbouring Greece ...

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonian accord

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonian accord

Scuffles broke out in central Athens Sunday as tens of thousands of people protested a planned name change for neighbouring Macedonia that parliament is due to ratify this week.

Greek PM to face confidence vote after Macedonia row

Greek PM to face confidence vote after Macedonia row

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras headed into a confidence vote Wednesday with his political future on the line after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.

Greek PM calls confidence vote after minister quits over Macedonia deal

Greek PM calls confidence vote after minister quits over Macedonia deal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday called for an ‘immediate’ confidence vote in parliament over the resignation of a top minister, after his coalition government collapsed in a row over a name change deal ...

Greek defence minister quits over Macedonia name deal

Greek defence minister quits over Macedonia name deal

Greece's right-wing defence minister resigned on Sunday in protest at a deal ending a long running dispute with Macedonia over its name, clouding the future of the coalition government months before national elections.

As cabinet row rumbles, Greek PM hails Macedonia name change

As cabinet row rumbles, Greek PM hails Macedonia name change

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday welcomed the approval by Macedonia's parliament of a proposed change to the country's name as a decisive step towards ending decades of discord ...

Macedonia votes on new name to end Greek row

Macedonia votes on new name to end Greek row

Macedonians went to the polls Sunday to vote on whether to re-name their country North Macedonia in a bid to settle a long-running row with Greece and unlock its path to NATO and EU membership.

Macedonia president urges boycott of name referendum

Macedonia president urges boycott of name referendum

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov called on Thursday for voters to boycott this weekend's referendum on a name change, saying the country was being asked to commit ‘historical suicide.’

Mattis warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia referendum

Mattis warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia referendum

Jim Mattis also said the United States was looking to expand cybersecurity cooperation with the small Balkan country.

Macedonia to hold referendum on name change

Macedonia to hold referendum on name change

Skopje and Athens signed a landmark agreement in June to rename the country in an effort to break a stalemate that has poisoned their relations since 1991.

Greece, Macedonia sign pact to end dispute over name

Greece, Macedonia sign pact to end dispute over name

The landmark accord follows decades of inconclusive talks which had soured relations between the two countries.

Greek govt faces censure vote, demos over Macedonia deal

Greek govt faces censure vote, demos over Macedonia deal

Greece's leftist-led government was expected to shrug off a censure vote and protests on Saturday as it prepares to sign a provisional deal to end a 27-year name row with Macedonia.