Greeks newspapers react to Macedonia’s referendum

Greeks are trying to make sense of Macedonia’s weekend referendum, after a strong majority voted to end a 27-year name row but only a third of those eligible voted. IMAGES of newspaper headlines.

Macedonia votes on new name to end Greek row

Macedonians cast their ballots 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.

Polls open for Macedonia’s name change referendum

Polls open in Macedonia for a referendum whether change the country’s name to North Macedonia, a bid to overcome a long-running dispute with Greece. IMAGES of voting official preparing at poll station

In Macedonia, emigration leaves empty villages in its wake

The village of Gradovci has become a monument to the waves of emigration that have gutted the Balkan country’s economy, like scores of other abandoned towns dotting Macedonia’s countryside.

Protest turns violent in Greece over name dispute with Macedonia

Protesters clash with police as a demonstration turns violent in Thessaloniki, against an agreement reached by Greece and Macedonia to resolve a dispute over the former Yugoslav republic’s name.

Anti-Macedonia deal protesters clash with police in Thessaloniki

Protesters demonstrating against the Macedonia name deal clash with police in Thessaloniki, Greece. IMAGES

Macedonia/Greek name deal signed as protesters clash with police

“We have made history today” says Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov in an exclusive interview with AFP referring to the signing of the accord between Greece and the newly-named Republic of North Macedonia, formerly Macedonia.

Macedonia/Greek name deal signed as protesters clash with police

“We have made history today” says the Republic of North Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov in an exclusive interview with AFP of the signing of the accord between Greece and the newly-named Republic of North Macedonia, formerly Macedonia. EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini hailed the deal, while Greek opposition supporters clashed with riot police near the signature ceremony.

Greek protesters clash with police after Macedonia name deal

Greek protesters clash with riot police, who beat them back with tear gas after a historic Greek-Macedonian deal to end a 27-year name row. Some 500 demonstrators, waving Greek flags, had tried to approach the signature ceremony on the banks of Lake Prespa on the other side of the mountain from where the protest took place. IMAGES