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(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev gives a news conference at the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, last week.  Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

The Macedonian government’s proposed new name for the country faces strong opposition at home and in Greece, damaging hopes of ending a 27-year disput(...)