Alexis Tsipras

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European commissioner for economic and financial affairs Pierre Moscovici and Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos:  EU officials are convinced the Greek government under Alexis Tsipras remains committed to  stiff fiscal targets. Photograph: Julien Warnand

Eurozone finance ministers late on Thursday night approved an historic package allowing Greece to exit in August from its third bailout programme, an (...)

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(...)

Alexis Tsipras during a parliamentary session in Athens on Thursday. The Greek prime minister blinked first after he brought his country to the brink of crashing out of the euro in 2015.  Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

On Thursday, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras, the once-Marxist firebrand-turned faithful-implementer of austerity, declared that a parliamentary v(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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