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A protest against  Macedonia in Thessaloniki in Greece. Photograph: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images

These are unusually busy days for the VIP section of Macedonia’s international airport. Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg flew in on Wednesday,(...)

Protesters take part in a rally against the use of the name Macedonia in Pella, northern Greece on June 6th. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

Greece is braced for Moscow’s response to its expulsion of two Russian diplomats, amid a sharp cooling of relations between the traditional allies and(...)

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (left) and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s  prime minister Zoran Zaev  after their arrival on the Macedonian side of the Lake Prespa for a celebratory lunch.   Photograph: EPA/Nake Batev

Macedonia has signed a historic agreement with Greece to change its name and end 27 years of rancour despite nationalist-led protests in both countrie(...)

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(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is scheduled to meet his Macedonian counterpart, Zoran Zaev, on Thursday in Sofia. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/AFP/Getty Images

The leaders of Greece and Macedonia will hold keenly anticipated talks this week, as hopes rise for a deal to end their 27-year dispute over the forme(...)

Macedonian foreign minister Nikola Dimitrov (right) meets with Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias in Skopje, Macedonia, on Friday. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

Greece has reported more progress in talks with Macedonia towards ending their 27-year dispute over the ex-Yugoslav republic’s name, which must be re(...)

Demonstrators urge the Greek government not to compromise in the name row with neighbouring Macedonia, at Syntagma Square in Athens, on February 4th. Photograph: Valerie Gache/AFP/Getty

More than 100,000 Greeks have protested in Athens against any compromise deal with Macedonia to end a bitter 27-year-old dispute over its name. Since(...)

Greek policemen removing Afghan migrants from the border and conducting them to the bus, near Gevgelija, Macedonia. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

The European Union has warned of a possible humanitarian crisis in Greece, which is struggling to cope with rising numbers of migrants trapped on its(...)

The name dispute prompted Greece to block Macedonia from joining both Nato and the EU. Photograph: Elias Bizannes/Wikimedia Commons

The Macedonian prime minister says he would be open to changing his country’s name, raising hopes of an end to one of the world’s most unusual diploma(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian president Vladimir Putin attend a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: AFP Photo

Ever since the election of the Syriza-led government just over two months ago the shadow of Russia has been a looming presence in the current Greek st(...)

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