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North Macedonia hosts its first Gay Pride march

29 Jun 2019

SKOPJE North Macedonia held its first Gay Pride march on Saturday, in a test of the conservative Balkan country's record on respecting minority rights as it seeks to join the European Union.

North Macedonia's pro-Western candidate wins presidential vote

05 May 2019

SKOPJE North Macedonia's pro-Western candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, won a run-off presidential vote after a campaign dominated by divisions over a change to the country's name that was agreed to mollify Greece and open the way for EU and NATO membership.

North Macedonian pro-Western, nationalist candidates tied in presidential vote

22 Apr 2019

(This April 21 story was corrected to reflect change of country's name in headline and paragraphs 1, 2 and 20)

Country name change dispute haunts Macedonian presidential election

18 Apr 2019

SKOPJE Macedonians vote in a presidential election on Sunday shaping up as an unofficial referendum on the hotly disputed change of the country's name to North Macedonia under a deal with Greece.

Selfies and air pact mark North Macedonia-Greece detente

02 Apr 2019

SKOPJE The leaders of Greece and North Macedonia hugged, took selfies and signed a new agreement for air patrols on Wednesday in a display of newly-friendly relations since a nearly three-decade name dispute was settled earlier this year. | Video

'Welcome to North Macedonia': new road signs go up on border with Greece

13 Feb 2019

SKOPJE At the Bogorodica border crossing with Greece, Macedonian workers on Wednesday placed stencils on road signs bearing their country's official new name, the Republic of North Macedonia, making a first step in implementing a landmark deal with Athens.

Macedonia parliament agrees to change country's name

11 Jan 2019

SKOPJE Macedonia's parliament passed an amendment to the constitution on Friday to rename the country Republic of North Macedonia, in line with an agreement with Greece to put an end to a 27-year-old dispute.

Ex-Macedonia PM Gruevski says he has been granted asylum in Hungary

20 Nov 2018

BUDAPEST/SKOPJE Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled abroad after being sentenced to two years in prison on corruption-related charges, said on Tuesday that he had been granted political asylum in Hungary.

Macedonian parliament approves country's name change

19 Oct 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's parliament on Friday approved a proposal to change the country's name, bringing a decades-old dispute with Greece one step closer to being resolved.

Macedonia leader vows to press on with name change despite referendum failure

01 Oct 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's prime minister pledged on Sunday to press on with a vote in parliament to change the country's name to resolve a decades-old dispute with Greece, despite failing to secure the 50 percent turnout at a referendum required to make it valid. | Video

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