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

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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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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Protest in Athens over Macedonia name change

Thousands of protesters from across the country plan to demonstrate against an agreement that would change the name of Greece’s northern neighbor to North Macedonia.
Location: Athens

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Protesters rally against Greece name change deal with Macedonia

Protesters are out in force on the streets of Athens to demonstrate against the country’s name change deal with Macedonia. Macedonian lawmakers last week approved a constitutional revision to rename their country the Republic of North Macedonia, but the agreement will only come into effect with the backing of the Greek parliament. FIRST 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