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US defence secretary James Mattis and Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev. Photograph: Tomislav Georgiev/AFP/Getty Images

US defence secretary Jim Mattis has warned that Russia is trying to influence this month’s referendum in Macedonia, when its people will give their op(...)

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,(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev (L) inspects a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony in front of government buildings in Skopje. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev has urged compatriots and his nationalist opponents to back a deal to rename their country in a September referen(...)

Macedonia’s prime minister Zoran Zaev: says the nationalists are holding the nation’s future hostage to party interests. Photograph:  Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

A historic agreement to rename Macedonia and open its path to EU and Nato membership could be derailed by a bitter rivalry between the country’s main(...)

 Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev (right) with Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Vienna last month. Photograph: Florian Wieser/EPA

Macedonia’s main opposition party has filed treason charges against its prime minister, Zoran Zaev, for agreeing a historic deal with Greece to change(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (L) and FYROM prime minister Zoran Zaev (R) shake hands after their arrival on Macedonian side of the Lake Prespa, near Otesevo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Sunday. Photograph: Nake Batev/EPA

The Macedonian parliament formally ratified a landmark name agreement with Greece on Wednesday, paving the way for Skopje’s admission to Nato and the (...)

Last week, Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev and Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras (above) announced they had agreed to finally end the 27-year dispute over Macedonia’s name. Photograph: Angelos Tzortinzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Macedonia was spared the bloodshed that ravaged other ex-Yugoslav republics in the 1990s, but its declaration of independence was not without acrimony(...)

 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(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras attends a parliamentary session on Thursday ahead of a debate on a motion of no confidence by the main opposition in row over a deal on neighbouring Macedonia’s name. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The Greek parliament began debating a no-confidence motion in the government on Thursday, with opposition deputies expressing fury over prime minister(...)

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(...)

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