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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

Opinion

Why is Macedonia changing its name?

A resolution of the Macedonia name dispute is the good news the Balkans badly needed.

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Greece

In Macedonia, Greece is torn between history and realpolitik

Thousands of Greeks took to the streets to protest a deal between Athens and Skopje on a name change.

In Macedonia, Greece is torn between history and realpolitik

Europe

Macedonia apologises to man handed to CIA and tortured

German man was subjected to torture, unlawful detention and other abuses in connection with CIA rendition programme.

Macedonia apologises to Khaled el-Masri over CIA rendition

The Far Right

Tens of thousands of Greeks protest Macedonia's name

Anti-fascists hold counter-demonstrations and clash with police in the capital Athens on Sunday.

Greece

'Macedonia is Greece': A look back at the decades-old row

Skopje has refused to relinquish the name Macedonia and Greece rejects the use of even a composite name that includes it.

The Far Right

Tensions high in Athens ahead of nationalist rally

Hundreds of Golden Dawn members rallied in Athens in advance of a demonstration against negotiations with Macedonia.

Tensions high in Athens ahead of nationalist rally

Opinion

Will Greece and Macedonia end their name dispute?

Athens and Skopje have a historic opportunity to agree on a mutually acceptable name and end the impasse.

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

The Far Right

Greek far right burn squats, vandalise Holocaust statue

Violence followed rally by hundreds of thousands of nationalists Thessaloniki over Macedonia name dispute.

Greek far right burn squats, vandalise Holocaust statue

Opinion

When the UK sells spying tools to repressive states

Macedonia is the latest case in which the UK disregards human rights violations to sell its spy tech tools.

Tena Prelec

by Tena Prelec

Tena Prelec

Europe

Serbia withdraws embassy staff from Macedonia

All Serbian diplomats recalled from Skopje amid reports of Macedonia supporting Kosovo's bid to join UNESCO.

Serbia withdraws embassy staff from Macedonia

Europe

Macedonia gets new government six months after election

MPs back cabinet led by Social Democrat leader whose party has formed a coalition with two ethnic Albanian parties.

Macedonia: Zaev wins confidence vote to form goverment