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Former prime minister of North Macedonia Nikola Gruevski  leaves  Budapest court after his extradition trial. Photograph: Zoltan Mathe/EPA

Hungary has rejected North Macedonia’s request to extradite its fugitive former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled to Budapest with the help of (...)

Presidential candidate Stevo Pendarovski celebrates after preliminary results during the presidential election in Skopje. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

The European Union has welcomed the election of Stevo Pendarovski as president of North Macedonia, the recently renamed Balkan state that hopes to sta(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (left) and Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev  embrace at a news conference in Skopje on Tuesday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has visited North Macedonia for what he called a “historic” trip to cement the recent normalisation of the countri(...)

Workers erect a new road sign  at the Greece-Macedonia Bogorodica border crossing near Gevgelija on Wednesday. Photograph: Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg

North Macedonia has officially come into being, allowing Skopje to take a seat at Nato for the first time, as its historic deal with Greece to end a g(...)

Macedonia’s foreign minister Nikola Dimitrov (left) and Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg after the signing ceremony of the accession protocol at Nato headquarters in Brussels. Photograph:  Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Nato states have signed an accession agreement with Macedonia, after Athens lifted its veto on the move as part of a deal to change the country’s name(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras (right), accompanied by Greek alternate minister of foreign affairs George Katrougalos (left) and other members of his government applaud following a vote that ratified the Prespa Agreement at the parliament in Athens. Photograph: Michael Varaklas/AP

The European Union and Nato have hailed Greece’s approval of a historic deal to change the name of neighbouring Macedonia, despite widespread oppositi(...)

Prime minister Zoran Zaev  after Macedonian lawmakers vote to change the country’s name to ‘the Republic of North Macedonia’ at the parliament in Skopje. Photograph:  Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

Macedonia’s parliament passed an amendment to the constitution on Friday to rename the country Republic of North Macedonia, in line with an agreement (...)

Demonstrators wave old Macedonian flags at a protest against a process of renaming the country North Macedonia. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP

Macedonia’s government hopes to secure final approval from the country’s parliament this week to change its name to North Macedonia, in a deal with Gr(...)

Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski (left) and  Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. Mr Gruevski is reported to have said on his Facebook  page  that he  was in Hungary, seeking political asylum. Photograph: Aleksandar Kovacevski/EPA

Hungarian leader Viktor Orban’s migration policy and choice of allies are under fresh scrutiny after fugitive former Macedonian premier Nikola Gruevsk(...)

 Greek alternate foreign minister Giorgos Katrougalos  shakes hands with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s Bujar Osmani  as deputy foreign minister for Greek diaspora Terens Quick looks on. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos

Commercial flights between Greece and Macedonia have resumed after a break of more than a decade, as part of reconciliation efforts centred on a histo(...)

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