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Macedonian parliament ratifies name deal with Greece

Jun. 20, 2018 7:36 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's parliament has ratified a deal with neighboring Greece signed last weekend to end a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name. Lawmakers on Wednesday approved the bill that renames the country North Macedonia, with 69 votes in favor in the 120-member parliament. The...

Macedonian lawmakers ratify agreement with Greece changing country's name to North Macedonia

Jun. 20, 2018 7:29 AM EDT
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian lawmakers ratify agreement with Greece changing country's name to North Macedonia.

Macedonian parliament starts debate on name deal with Greece

Jun. 19, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's parliament on Tuesday started debating a law ratifying an agreement with neighboring Greece designed to end a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name. Lawmakers voted 69-40 to proceed with a bill to ratify the Greek-Macedonia deal to rename the latter country North...

Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

Jun. 18, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek anti-terrorism police 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 was charged in Athens with committing preparatory...

Macedonian government submits deal on new name to parliament

Jun. 18, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government set in motion Monday the process of ratifying a pending agreement to change the country's name to "North Macedonia" in hopes of ending a bitter 27-year dispute with southern neighbor Greece. Macedonian government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski said Prime...

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 reject motion of no-confidence in govt over deal to change name of northern neighbor Macedonia

Jun. 16, 2018 3:09 PM EDT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers reject motion of no-confidence in govt over deal to change name of northern neighbor Macedonia.

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...