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Alexander the Great Airport  in Skopje. Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev said   his country would rename the airport to show its “strong commitment” to ending a long-running row with Greece over the use of the name Macedonia. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

Greece and Macedonia have announced a series of concessions as they seek to resolve a 27-year-old dispute over the ex-Yugoslav state’s name that is bl(...)

Nikola Gruevski: he and his allies in the nationalist VMRO-DPMNE party have always denied the allegations. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

Macedonia’s special prosecutor is seeking the detention of ex-prime minister Nikola Gruevski, several of his former ministers and a one-time intellige(...)

Macedonia’s prime minister-designate Zoran Zaev: parliament in Skopje was expected to approve a cabinet comprising Mr Zaev’s Social Democrats and two ethnic Albanian parties by a deadline of midnight on Wednesday. Photograph: Tomislav Georgiev/EPA

Macedonia’s prime minister-designate Zoran Zaev has vowed to lead his country out of a bitter and sometimes violent political crisis and towards EU an(...)

Macedonia’s Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev: “We have seen what happened in Ukraine, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere. We have to take care here.” Photograph: Ognen Teofilvovski/Reuters

The man bidding to become Macedonia’s next prime minister has warned that any missteps could “set fire to the country”, amid street protests and a pol(...)

Boris Damovski and Bogdan Ilievski, organisers of  protests against proposals they believe would endanger national unity. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Boris Damovski is used to strangers approaching him in the streets and cafes of Skopje, Macedonia’s capital. But now, instead of asking about the popu(...)