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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.

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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.

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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

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Greece and Macedonia sign deal in bid to end 27-year name row

The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia sign a historic preliminary agreement to end a 27-year bilateral row by renaming the small Balkan nation as ‘The Republic of North Macedonia’. IMAGES

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Protesters clash with police amid Macedonia name row

Protesters clash with police in Athens, Greece. It comes as a vote is expected regarding the signing of a landmark deal to end a 27-year name row with Macedonia. A few hundred people gathered outside the parliament in Athens to protest the deal, which will eventually see Greece’s northern neighbour renamed the Republic of North Macedonia.

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Greece: Protests against name deal with Macedonia

A second day of protests continues as people speak out against a proposed name deal with Macedonia in Athens, Greece. 1ST IMAGES

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Protest in Greece against proposed Macedonia name deal

People hold a two-day protest in Athens against the proposed name deal with Macedonia. IMAGES

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Greece and Macedonia reach agreement over name row

The leaders of Greece and Macedonia said Tuesday that they had reached a “historic” solution to resolve the dispute and call the northern nation the Republic of North Macedonia after months of intensive diplomacy.

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People in Greece’s Pella protest Macedonia name deal

Around 2,000 people gather in Pella, the historic capital of the ancient Macedonian kingdom, birthplace of Alexander the Great, to protest against attempts to solve a festering 27-year name row with Macedonia, reportedly now close to a deal. IMAGES