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Macedonians vote in election dominated by splits over name change

The polls did not go well as Macedonians were disappointed with the lack of foreign direct investments and a high unemployment rate.

Skopje notifies UN of name change

Skopje and Athens buried a 27-year dispute in agreeing in June last year to rename Macedonia as North Macedonia.

Macedonia tandatangan perjanjian Nato walau tidak disukai Rusia

Macedonia diterima memasuki Nato selepas bekas republik Yugoslavia itu menyelesaikan pertikaian 27 tahun dengan sekutu Nato, Yunani.

Greek MPs approve Macedonia name change in ‘historic’ deal

A total of 153 MPs in the 300-seat Greek parliament agreed to rename their neighbour the Republic of North Macedonia.

Greek MPs to vote on Macedonia name change

For many Greeks, the name 'Macedonia' belongs to Greek historical heritage.

Greek PM Tsipras wins confidence vote, eyes Macedonia accord

Alexis Tsipras won a confidence vote and seeks to end dispute over Macedonia's name.

Tsipras hails ‘historic’ Macedonian name change vote

Macedonia's parliament voted to start the process of renaming the country the Republic of North Macedonia.

Macedonia MPs vote to start name change process

Amendments will now be drafted to incorporate the new name into the constitution, after which another parliamentary vote will be required to enshrine the changes.

Macedonian government adopts draft law on name change

Under the deal, Skopje would formally adopt the name of Republic of North Macedonia, replacing Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, to join NATO and start the EU accession process.

NATO chief hails ‘historic opportunity’ of Macedonia name change vote

Countries hoping to join NATO must win unanimous approval from existing members and Greece blocked Macedonia's bid 10 years ago because of the name row.

Macedonians vote on whether to change country’s name

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev argues that accepting a new name is a price worth paying for admission into the EU and NATO.

US defence chief warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia vote

US officials point towards Russian activity in Montenegro as an example of Moscow's meddling in the region.

Malaysian among 3 abducted and killed in Afghan capital

The 3 victims worked for the world's second-largest food and catering services company, Sodexo, according to a senior diplomat in Kabul.

Greeks reject Macedonia name deal in poll

Fifty-eight percent of Greeks oppose the agreement to rename Greece's northern neighbour North Macedonia.

Greek defense minister says will try to block Macedonia deal

Panos Kammenos of the Independent Greeks vehemently opposes the deal regarding the name "Macedonia".

Greek minister optimistic over Macedonia name deal, despite hurdles

However, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias also wants Macedonia to change its constitution with regard to its name.

More than 1,000 Macedonians protest country’s name change

The agreement, which unlocked Macedonia's path to possible European Union and NATO membership, triggered protests by nationalists.

‘We have a deal,’ say Greece and Macedonia over name dispute

Macedonia is set to be renamed the "Republic of Northern Macedonia".

Macedonian ex-PM Gruevski sentenced over tender for luxury car

Nikola Gruevski was sentenced to two years in prison for fixing a tender for the government to buy a bulletproof Mercedes Benz.

EU leaders to attempt to win over Balkan states

Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia are considering joining the European Union.

Mattis applauds Macedonia effort to solve name dispute

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also expressed his wish for Macedonia to become a NATO member.

Albania, Macedonia backed for EU membership talks

The European Union is considering expansion into the Balkan region.

Greek opposition won’t back deal on name unless Skopje changes constitution

A dispute over the use of the name "Macedonia" has prevented Macedonia from joining NATO and the European Union.

Macedonia, Greece seek to settle name dispute

Greece and Macedonia have feuded over the right to use the name "Macedonia" since 1991, when Macedonia gained independence.

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