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Macedonia's leaders spar over name deal on national holiday

Aug. 2, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's national holiday hasn't given the prime minister and president a day off from disagreeing about a deal to rename the country North Macedonia. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev urged Macedonians on Thursday — the 115th anniversary of a failed rebellion against Ottoman...

Macedonian president adamantly against name deal with Greece

Jul. 6, 2018 9:37 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's president is insisting that he will not sign off on a deal with Greece to change his country's name, even after parliament ratified the agreement for a second time. Gjorge Ivanov says the deal for Macedonia to be renamed "North Macedonia" is unconstitutional. The...

Macedonian lawmakers ratify Greece name deal again

Jul. 5, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's parliament on Thursday ratified a historic deal with neighboring Greece for the second time in two weeks, after the Macedonian president temporarily blocked the agreement. But many hurdles, some seemingly insurmountable, loom in coming months before the agreement to...

The Latest: Macedonian lawmakers ratify Greece name deal

Jul. 5, 2018 6:06 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on Macedonia's name dispute with Greece (all times local): 1 p.m. Macedonia's parliament has ratified a historic deal with neighboring Greece for the second time in two weeks, after the Macedonian president temporarily blocked the agreement. A total of 69 lawmakers in...

Macedonian president refuses to sign off on change of name

Jun. 26, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's conservative president on Tuesday refused to sign off a deal with neighboring Greece for his country to change its name to "North Macedonia," a move that will delay — but probably not derail — the deal, ratified by Macedonia's parliament last week. Under...