Greek PM Tsipras visits North Macedonia

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev welcomes Greek Prime minister Alexis Tsipras to Skopje on his first visit after resolving a 27-year row over North Macedonia’s name. It is the first official visit by a Greek prime minister since the former Yugoslav republic declared independence in 1991, kicking off the name row that roiled diplomatic ties for nearly three decades as the neighbours tussled for ownership of the name Macedonia and its cultural heritage. IMAGES of Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras

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Videographic looking at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Macedonia signed accession papers with NATO on Wednesday, a key step on the way to joining the organisation. Macedonia will become the 30th member of the alliance once the agreement has been ratified by all the other capitals.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Protesters clash with cops as demo against name-change deal turns violent in Thessaloniki

A protest against the Prespes Agreement in the Greek city of Thessaloniki resulted in chaos on Sunday, with clashes between demonstrators and police taking place outside Thessaloniki Concert Hall.

The protest was held two days after the Greek Parliament narrowly passed a bill approving Macedonia’s name change to the Republic of North Macedonia to distinguish Greece’s northern neighbour from the Greek territory with the same name.

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Protestors burn EU and US flags during demo against Macedonia name deal

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Greek MPs have supported the name-change deal with Macedonia with a narrow majority. The agreement, which resolves the lengthy dispute blocking Macedonia’s accession to the EU and NATO, sparked massive protests in Greece earlier.

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Greek MPs ratify Macedonia name change in historic vote

Greek lawmakers ratify a landmark name change deal with neighbouring Macedonia, handing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a diplomatic triumph and bucking street protests to end one of the world’s most stubborn diplomatic disputes. A narrow majority of 153 MPs in the 300-seat chamber approved the deal, with several independent lawmakers supporting Tsipras’ leftist Syriza party. IMAGES of the Greek Parliament and SOUNDBITE of the House Speaker Nikos Voutsis reading results in Greek

Greek Parliament votes on Macedonia name change deal

Greek lawmakers vote on landmark name change deal with neighbouring Macedonia. Since 1991, Athens has objected to its neighbour being called Macedonia because Greece has a northern province of the same name. IMAGES

Tear gas, flares & stones: Protest raging in Athens against Macedonia name-change deal

Greek security forces used tear gas to disperse large crowds demonstrating in central Athens against a deal to normalize relations with Macedonia.

Police said more than 2,000 protesters gathered outside parliament in the Greek capital, as lawmakers debated the agreement which would end the 27-year-long dispute, with Macedonia renaming itself North Macedonia and Greece lifting objections to the country joining NATO.

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Greek vote on Macedonia name change postponed to Friday

Greece’s parliament postpones to Friday a historic vote on a deal to change the name of neighbouring Macedonia, as protesters in Athens rally against the agreement.

Clashes on the steps of Greece’s Parliament

Riot police clash with protesters on the steps of Greece’s parliament, as a demonstration against a draft agreement with neighbor Macedonia turns violent.

Macedonia name-change deal sparks massive protest in Athens

#Clashes broke out in Athens outside the parliament building on Sunday, against a deal between #Greece and its neighbour #Macedonia – to rename the country and in turn allow its accession to NATO. 7 people have been arrested during clashes with police in Greece, as 60 thousand protesters rallied in the capital. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9mnw

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