Gjorge Ivanov

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Macedonian president Gjorge Ivanov: there is a rift between him and Macedonia’s prime minister Zoran Zaev.  Photograph: Nake  Batev

Macedonia’s president has said he will not approve a historic deal with Greece that would change his country’s name. President Gjorge Ivanov said the(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev informed his party leader that he had “achieved a solution with Greece”. Photograph: Reuters

Macedonia has agreed to change its name to the Republic of Northern Macedonia after reaching a historic deal with Greece. The agreement signals an en(...)

Protesters wave Greek flags in a demonstration to protest against the use of Macedonia in the name of the state on Greece’s northern border. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Greeks have protested against their government’s push for a compromise deal to end a 27-year dispute over the name of its Balkan neighbou(...)

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(...)

Protesters demonstrate in front of the Macedonian parliament in Skopje on Tuesday. Photograph:  Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

There was no immediate breakthrough in Macedonia’s political crisis after the United States called on the country’s political leaders to find a peacef(...)

Macedonia’s Social Democrats leader Zoran Zaev (centre) and members of his party at a news conference in Skopje on Friday, a day after they were attacked in parliament by right-wing protesters. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

The European Union and United States have condemned an attack by right-wing protesters on Macedonia’s parliament that injured more than 100 people, wh(...)

People protest in front of the parliament building in Skopje, Macedonia, on Tuesday, against the visit of EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn and the bloc’s support for a proposed multi-ethnic coalition government. Photograph: Boris Grdanoski/AP

The European Union has urged Macedonia’s leaders not to “play with fire” by fanning ethnic tension, as a political crisis threatens to derail the coun(...)

Supporters of the Civil Initiative for United Macedonia carry a  banner saying ‘For united Macedonia’ at a protest in Skopje. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

The white stone of Skopje’s Macedonia Square is dazzling in the spring sunshine, but locals remember well a very different city by the Vardar river. “(...)

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(...)

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