Opinion

What next after the failed Macedonian referendum?

The name change referendum was just a prologue to a long political battle in Macedonia.

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Macedonia

Macedonia 'yes' vote clouded by low turnout

Macedonian PM Zaev urges parliament to "confirm the will of the majority" but opposition says it was unsuccessful.

Macedonia 'yes' vote clouded by low turnout

Europe

Macedonians vote in country's name-change referendum

The referendum is not binding, but a 'yes' majority would give parliament a mandate to change the constitution.

Macedonians vote in country's name-change referendum

Macedonia

Will name-change referendum say yes to North Macedonia?

Almost 1.8 million voters registered to decide whether the former Yugoslav Macedonia will change its name.

Will name-change referendum say yes to North Macedonia?

Macedonia

'Noose around our neck': Macedonia president slams vote

Gjorge Ivanov says Macedonians are being asked to commit 'historical suicide' in Sunday's referendum on name change.

Macedonian president urges voters to boycott name referendum

Europe

Macedonia president urges boycott of name-change referendum

The country could change its name to North Macedonia to appease Greece and ease its joining of international bodies.

Macedonia president urges boycott of name-change referendum

Greece

Greece decries Russia's tit-for-tat move to expel diplomats

Russia accused of 'arbitrary' expulsion of embassy employees as row which began over Macedonia name dispute deepens.

Greece decries Russia's tit-for-tat move to expel diplomats

Macedonia

Macedonia to hold referendum on name change on September 30

A "yes" vote would pave way for resolving a long-running row with Greece and clearing the path to join NATO and the EU.

Macedonia to hold referendum on name change on September 30

Europe

EU-Macedonia deal to deploy border guards to curb migration

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency will have presence in the areas of Macedonia that border the EU.

EU-Macedonia deal to deploy border guards to curb migration

Greece

Greece and Macedonia sign agreement on name change

Foreign ministers sign deal in Greek village that would see Macedonia change its name to Republic of Northern Macedonia.

Europe

Greek PM Tsipras survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia deal

Greek MPs reject censure motion brought by the main opposition party over a deal to change the name of Macedonia.

Greek PM Tsipras survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia deal

The Far Right

Calls for coup, firing squads: Greek far right angry at name deal

Far-right parties, groups and newspapers have responded to North Macedonia name deal with outrage.

Calls for coup, firing squads: Greek far right angry at name deal

Inside Story

Macedonia: What's in a name?

Protests in Greece and Macedonia over a new name for Macedonia.

Greece

Greek government faces censure over Macedonia deal

Some Greeks feel like it is difficult to change the name of a nation because it has more to do with identity than law.

Greek government faces censure over Macedonia deal

Europe

Severna Macedonia is born: Athens and Skopje announce 'name' deal

Prime Ministers Tsipras and Zaev say they have agreed on 'Northern Macedonia' as the new name for small Balkan country.

Severna Macedonia is born: Athens and Skopje announce 'name' deal