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Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

Jun. 18, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek anti-terrorism police in Athens arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked criminal charges Monday, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints. Constantinos Barbaroussis has been charged with committing...

Macedonian government submits deal on new name to parliament

Jun. 18, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government on Monday set in motion the process of ratifying an initial agreement with southern neighbor Greece, under which it will change its name to "North Macedonia" and hopefully end a bitter 27-year dispute. Macedonian government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski said a...

Border lake backdrops sealing of Greece, Macedonia name deal

Jun. 17, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

PSARADES, Greece (AP) — The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia endorsed an agreement to resolve a long fight over the Macedonia name Sunday during a signing ceremony filled with history and symbolism. The Greek village of Psarades, located on the shores of Great Prespa Lake, was picked for the...

Greek govt survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia deal

Jun. 16, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's left-led coalition government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Saturday brought over a deal to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia concerning the latter's name. But the government suffered a loss in its parliamentary majority after lawmaker...

The Latest: Greek lawmakers reject no-confidence vote

Jun. 16, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on a no-confidence vote in the Greek parliament (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Greek lawmakers have rejected a no-confidence motion in the government brought by the main opposition party over a deal to change the name of Macedonia and end a decades-old dispute with Greece's...

Greek lawmakers mull no-confidence vote over Macedonia name

Jun. 15, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers debated a no-confidence motion against the government Friday over its tentative agreement to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia over that country's name. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' left-led government is expected to easily survive the vote set for...

EU Commission says Greece needs help easing debt load

Jun. 15, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will need a "credible package" of measures to help deal with its oversize debt as it leaves its eight-year international bailout program in August, the European Commission's vice president said Friday. Helping Greece manage its debt, which stands at just under 180 percent of...

Greek govt faces no-confidence vote on Macedonia name deal

Jun. 14, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia faced political storms at home Thursday, two days after reaching a historic deal to settle a decades-old dispute over Macedonia's name. Greece's Alexis Tsipras faces a vote of no-confidence in his government by Saturday afternoon, while...

Greece clears last batch of reforms needed to exit bailout

Jun. 14, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers approved Thursday the last batch of economic reforms required by creditors, as the country approaches the end of its international bailout. Lawmakers in the 300-member parliament voted 154-144 to approve the bill, with two deputies not present. The legislation includes...

The Latest: Greek parliament approves final bailout reforms

Jun. 14, 2018 10:18 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's effort to exit its bailout program (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Greek lawmakers have approved the final batch of creditor-mandated economic reforms as the end of their country's international bailout approaches. The lawmakers voted 154-144 in parliament Thursday...